The Unspoken Problem All Association's Struggle With“What is the biggest challenge that your association is facing right now to grow your membership?"This is a question we ask every association we work with.We are always curious to hear their answers, but also pretty confident we know what they will say.Everyone is in consensus about one thing: association membership renewal struggles!
The CiviCRM Community Council have been working on a set of guidelines for the CiviCRM Community Blog.
Many people in our community expressed a desire for some guidelines to inform posting and conversation, and now that we have a draft together, we would like to collect feedback from the community on what we're proposing.
In the upcoming 5.43 release significant changes have been made to the code that handles token rendering. The primary goal was to fix technical debt issues that were tying us in knots and holding us back. However some new usability features are also included in 5.43
Accessibility is an important concept that is becoming increasingly incorporated into the zeitgeist. In the spirit of this important movement, we invited web accessibility specialist, author and UN special advisor, David Berman on our podcast to share ideas with associations about accessibility for their websites and member portals.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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?