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October 13, 2021
By ErikHommelFiled under

We, the Community Council, owe all of you an apology. As you might remember the CiviCRM Community Council was elected in April 2020. Some of our members were elected for 2 years and some of us for 1 year. So we should have had an election last April for those members that either stepped down (1) or are at the end of their term.

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October 8, 2021
By wmortadaFiled under

Learn more about how you can deal with duplicate records in CiviCRM in this talk by Aidan Saunders of Squiffle Consulting.

This is a recording of the talk Aidan gave at the CiviCRM North East meeting on 8 September 2021. He spoke about:

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October 7, 2021
By dev-team Filed under Release

CiviCRM version 5.42.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release.

Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience: https://civicrm.org/download

Users of the CiviCRM Extended Security Releases (ESR) do not need to upgrade, as there are no ESR-specific bug-fixes or security issues at the moment. The current version of ESR is CiviCRM 5.39.x.

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October 3, 2021
By FarhadKhanFiled under

Data migration is par for the course when your association builds a new member portal or membership site using CiviCRM. Your association will want to retain your data to continue tracking reports on your member engagement, member retention and the popularity of your membership benefits. This blog will walk you through the process of establishing your big-picture goals for your data and cleaning up your data for a successful data migration.

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September 30, 2021
By josh Filed under Community

Join the Community Council and the Core Team for our next Community Round Table on October 5th (6th depending on time zone). Get general project updates, ask questions, or just hang out and meet the community.

Links below to Time Zone converter:

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September 30, 2021
By FarhadKhanFiled under

We surveyed hundreds of association executives and membership managers for their burning questions around member engagement and member retention and the answers often circle around the question of creating a positive user journey for their members. Let’s dive into the 8 common questions we hear about user journeys.

1. How would you find out the perfect user journey for my members? How do you investigate that and how do you measure that?

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September 23, 2021
By mpethFiled under

Over the last year, SYSTOPIA has developed a set of CiviCRM extensions to make event management with CiviCRM more efficient and easier for participants and staff. In the first part, we present three extensions that support invitations, communications and check-in.

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September 17, 2021
By guyiacFiled under

One way at Greenleaf Advancement that we try to give back to the CiviCRM community is by offering free user training in the form of one-hour webinars focused on specific areas of Civi. We've recently posted our upcoming training sessions for the next few months. They start between 11 and 1 Eastern US depending on the day and are appropriately called CiviLunch. The first session, on Organizing Your Contacts (because where else would you start!), is this coming Tuesday, September 21st.

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September 6, 2021
By BettyDolfingFiled under

On Monday September 20th we are organizing a Virtual Meet Up in English again. We hereby like to invite all CiviCRM users and people who are interested in CiviCRM, to our Free CiviCRM Webinar.

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September 2, 2021
By dev-team Filed under Release

CiviCRM version 5.41.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release.

Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience: https://civicrm.org/download

Users of the CiviCRM Extended Security Releases (ESR) do not need to upgrade, as there are no ESR-specific bug-fixes or security issues at the moment. The current version of ESR is CiviCRM 5.39.x.

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