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08 May, 2018
Filed under CiviCamp

Cividesk was very pleased to be part of CiviCamp Bay Area 2018 that took place on May 3rd at Preservation Park in Oakland, CA. It had been nearly 2 years since a CiviCRM event took place near San Francisco, the birthplace of our favorite Constituents Relationship Management (CRM) solution.

The event...

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07 May, 2018
Filed under Meetups

Following the excellent work begun in Edinburgh by Graham Clarkston and Marcus Wilson - an event has been organised for Friday 11th May to allow third sector organisations in Glasgow to come along and find out more about CiviCRM, the various options available to implement and to meet developers and current users to get a better idea of the various platforms and integrations that are making CiviCRM a go to solution for the third sector

Visibility - a local sight loss charity who have been using CiviCRM as an internal database system for around 18 months - have kindly offered the use...

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04 May, 2018
Filed under Release
Greetings, CiviCRM community!
 
The May release of CiviCRM is now ready to download.
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.1.0 can be accessed here.
 
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30 April, 2018
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering a unique on-line training opportunity in May for those looking to master the CiviMember module. 

Our new user class, the Fundamentals of Membership Management will be taught Thursday, May 3rd, from 10 am to 12 pm MT. 

The following week, we will offer the intermediate level course, Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign, on Wednesday, May 9th from 1 to 3 pm MT.

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28 April, 2018
By Anil
Filed under v5.0, v4.7

This simple extension adds an icon on the Drupal recent items block.
Clicking on this icon clears the items, leaving only the logged in users record.

https://civicrm.org/extensions/millertech-clear-recent-items

MillerTech - clear recent items

 

26 April, 2018
Filed under v4.6, CiviCRM, Security

Long Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM are versions that are maintained for use by organizations for multi-year periods of time. The first official version of CiviCRM released as a LTS was version 4.4 and announced in October of 2014. 4.4 was the official LTS version until CiviCRM 4.7 was released, at which point version 4.6 was officially designated as the new LTS. The CiviCRM Core Team and several partners and contributors...

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26 April, 2018
Filed under Architecture

A couple of months ago, I made the first commits to a repository in which I have been experimenting with CiviCRM Buildkit on Docker. It's gone quite well so far. Last week we found out that as part of the Google Summer of Code, we will be running two Docker based projects, so it seemed like a good time for a post....

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24 April, 2018
Filed under API

To lead an organization to the top-notch performance and reach strategic goals, the management should have an elaborate system of measuring a key performance indicator (KPI), which further can be used to develop performance improvement initiatives. NGOs and non-profits typically measure KPI using parameters such as members/supporters growth and retention ratio, the number of constituent requests served, the speed of case resolution, or the amount of contributions and funds risen. All this data is already available in CiviCRM, so it makes...

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20 April, 2018

This is a first blog post about how we build the team portal for Roparun.

But first what is Roparun? The Roparun is a relay race of over 500 kilometres from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, where people in teams, take part in an athletic event to raise money for people with cancer. It’s also called an adventure for life. This is also clear from the motto, which for years has been: ‘Adding life to days, when days often can’t be...

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19 April, 2018
Filed under Training

Take your event management to the next level with this on-line session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Thursday, April 26th from 9 to 11 am Mountain Time. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.

We use several concrete event examples to discuss some of the more complex features in CiviCRM for customizing your event registration. We'll go in depth with price sets, profiles and different registration options so you will leave the class feeling confident to create any event in CiviCRM and successfully manage the "...

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