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13 April, 2017
Filed under Training

Your organization has a solid membership base, but you want to retain members and help it grow.  How can CiviCRM help?

The membership renewal process can be daunting, but learning how to best use CiviMember, as well as features of CiviCampaign, CiviMail and CiviReport, will make your membership outreach more targeted, streamline the on-line renewal process, and help you track your progress.

Join our on-line class “Membership Renewal Campaign with ...

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06 April, 2017
Filed under CiviCRM, Release
Time flies! CiviCRM version 4.7.18 is now released! 
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies, we have release notes all put together in one place for you here.
 

SPECIAL THANKS:

 
Complete list of 4.7 team can be found here. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!
 

WHAT'S NEW IN...

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31 March, 2017
Filed under Release

Firefox is at version 52, Chrome is at 55, where does the number inflation game end?

Let the countdown begin! This April, the CiviCRM core team proudly announces we're going negative! It works for politicians, why not your favorite CRM for the Civic sector?

“When they go high, we'll go low.”

From now on, instead of counting up toward ever-inflated numbers, each CiviCRM release will be lower than the previous version. We'll be counting down just like people did in their calendars before the year 0 AD.

“Negative is the new positive.”

We're sure you'll have...

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20 March, 2017
Filed under CiviCon, Community

I'm sure many CiviCRMers are checking their schedules and and making travel arrangements for CiviCon St. Louis in May. While this post is a bit off-topic, I want to highlight a place in St. Louis like no other place on Earth... the City Museum. It's already on the list of things to do while at CiviCon, but in my opinion it should also be on a list of things to do while you're alive! So if you're going to St. Louis, or...

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20 March, 2017
By josh
Filed under CiviCon

CiviCon St. Louis is taking shape, and early bird rates are still in force until April 7th. If you're planning to attend, now's the time to register and secure your lodging. Still evaluating CiviCRM? We've got something for you...

This year at CiviCON, for the first time ever, we are introducing a very affordable one-day option for Evaluators. This curriculum is designed for people who may be thinking of using CiviCRM but aren’t sure yet if it’s...

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15 March, 2017

Before I started working as a CiviCRM consultant, I was a CiviCRM user at a small nonprofit. We got a large chunk of our revenue through grassroots donations, but we never had an opportunity to see how we compared to other organizations like ours.

(TL;DR – you should install the Individual Donor Benchmark Survey extension, run the report, and submit your survey response.)

Nowadays, some proprietary donor databases collect...

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09 March, 2017
Filed under Release
CiviCRM v. 4.7.17 and 4.6.27 are now released! 

RELEASE NOTES:

Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies did amazing job as usual putting up together release notes for this version. 
Please find release notes for 4.7.17 here
 
SPECIAL THANKS:
 
Complete list of 4.7 team can be found here. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!...
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03 March, 2017
Filed under CiviCamp

CiviCamp 2017, formerly known as CiviDay, took place in Denver on February 22. This is a casual gathering that is organized by CiviCRM experts to create a forum to discuss, discover and evaluate topics related to CiviCRM in a relaxed and candid atmosphere. Denver's CiviCamp, organized and hosted by Cividesk, offered a one-day fast track to learning about CiviCRM and improving overall user skills. The event had a great turnout and was an overall success. In addition, this CiviCamp boasted the...

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01 March, 2017
Filed under CiviCRM, Meetups, Sprints

Thursday 23th and Friday 24th of March we are having a mini-sprint in the Ede (NL) in which we will fix CiviCRM bugs. We are with four of us already (Erik Hommel, Alain Benbassat, Klaas Eikelboom and me) so it is going to be fun! That is the main reason and the other reason is that we want to contribute to CiviCRM Core.

Our plan is to have two days for fixing CiviCRM bugs once in the month or once in the two months. But at least regularly and fitting to our busy schedule.

So if you are in the neighborhood we want to invite you for joining us so it going to be more fun.

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28 February, 2017

Some of you will know, use and might even love the CiviRules extension. We certainly do! Quite a few of the organizations we support with their CiviCRM stuff use and love it, and judging by the question on StackExchange and issues and pull requests on GitHub quite a few more do too!

This is wonderful! But it also means that quite a few organizations are faced with the challenge of keeping CiviRules up to date with the latest CiviCRM versions. And want to make sure the functionality remains the same whenever new upgrades or little fixes to CiviCRM happen. So we think it would be nice...

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