Keep up-to-date with blogs from the core team, working groups, developers, users and champions worldwide.

04 October, 2016
Filed under v4.7, Release

The team is excited to announce release of CiviCRM 4.6.22 and 4.7.12.

Important Release Notes

The October 5th release for 4.7 includes a few changes :

Special...

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03 October, 2016

Ruta Civica (Civic Route) is a Mexican volunteer based organization working in civic education and promoting citizen participation in public affairs. Through different campaigns, our mission is to develop the involvement of citizens in the making of the Constitution and laws for Mexico City and its urban planning. Since land zoning, construction and public works decisions have to pursue the public interest...

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30 September, 2016
Filed under CiviCon

 

We are very excited for this year’s CiviCon London which promises to be bigger and better than ever! We have:

  • Inspiring sessions lead by expert speakers for users, developers and implementers

  • Lightning talks and roundtable discussions

  • Raffles and prizes

  • Socials and networking opportunities both days, with a pub party on the Thursday night....

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28 September, 2016

One of the top goals for the CiviCRM roadmap is to improve the theming to look good on more websites and devices. That's a big task and it won't happen overnight, but I want to stop and appreciate the progress we've already made plus other improvements in the works:

DASHBOARD IMPROVEMENTS

As of CiviCRM 4.7.11 the dashboard has a face lift. It loads faster,...

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22 September, 2016
Filed under CiviHR

Our goal has always been for CiviHR to be both affordable in price and comprehensive in features. In pursuit of the latter, our attention is now turning to the planning of the Recruitment module.

We know recruitment is a time consuming, but essential part of the HR process. We want to design set of features that will make an HR manager’s life easier by automating such things as emailing candidates, scheduling interviews, and collaborating internally on the hiring process.

We would love to find out from you what you would need an applicant tracking system to do....

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22 September, 2016
By jgowans
Filed under CiviCon, Sustainability

Last week, I wrote about the CiviCRM community and tried to boil it down to a very simple venn diagram. Not only does 'community' play a huge role in producing the software through new features, bug fixes, etc., it also is invaluable for helping promote and raise awareness about CiviCRM the software.

Part of the diagram outlining the CiviCRM community includes providers and organizations that financially give back to CiviCRM, like partners,...

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21 September, 2016
By totten
Filed under v4.7, Architecture, Release

CiviCRM 4.7.x has made significant progress towards supporting PHP 7, MySQL 5.7, and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm pleased to announce the availability of the release-candidate for v4.7.12.

These improvements were made possible with the collaborative efforts of several people and organizations, including Mark Burdett (EFF), Mattias Michaux, Seamus Lee (Australian Greens), the New York State Senate, and the CiviCRM core team (Jitendra Purohit and me).

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14 September, 2016
By jgowans
Filed under Community

It’s been on my tasklist to write about the CiviCRM community. Like most people it seems, my task list is longer than I care to admit, so I’ve put this off for some time. I had a moment of inspiration the other day when I was jogging about trying to visually represent some of the key elements of our community, however this was problematic for two reasons. First, our community is complex, offering different ways for people to participate around a common vision, often with little structure to support them. Second, because even though I am often struck with great ideas (at least, I think...

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08 September, 2016

An interview with the Organization for Transformative Works

Cividesk recently spoke with the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a nonprofit run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fan work and fan cultures. OTW is an all-volunteer organization that is based entirely online. Volunteers from around the world work together via e-mail, chat, and cloud-based project management software, in most cases without ever meeting in person. Kristen...

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08 September, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Meetups

The countdown is on for europe's biggest CiviCRM event bringing together 200 members of the Civi community. This year CiviCON will be held on the 6th and 7th of October at Resource London, and it’s looking like it will be the best yet! The...

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