Security for your CiviCRM install is important, especially this time of the year. Because of two recent, massively exploited vulnerabilities in Wordpress, I'm posting this with some simple advice for small organizations that might not think they can do anything about security, or that it might not affect them.
At the end of this month the wordpress plugin Caldera Forms will be end-of-life. Meaning that the maintainer behind this plugin won't provide any official updates anymore.
CiviCRM version 5.44.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release.
Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience:
We know CiviCRM is great for receiving payments in – be it donations, ticket sales or members
Imagine you have a ‘contact us’ or 'sign-up for our newsletter' or 'register for our next event' form on your website. How much time would you save if each webform submission would be automatically recorded in your CiviCRM database? What if you could automatically dispatch emails, renew memberships, add contact tags, etc. as that data is being saved? Full website CiviCRM integration provides organizations with an opportunity to optimize their workflows and significant time savings.
This month at CiviCRM North East, Rich Lott of Artful Robot spoke about how to improve email deliverability and avoid your mailings being marked as spam.
As we discovered, it is quite a complex topic but Rich did a great job of explaining the technicalities.
Rich answered questions such as:
On Monday November 22nd we have planned a CiviCRM Webinar for current users and interested parties. The rest of this blog will be in Dutch, since the meetup / webinar is aimed at organisations in Belgium/Flanders and The Netherlands.
For English speaking users: we will plan another webinar in January 2022.
Do you manage memberships for your organisation? If so, there's good chance you have been asked to generate a report for your membership data to find out:
"How many members did we have at 1 January 2021?"
"How many times has this specific member renewed?"
And probably even more toe curling questions that are quite challenging or seem impossible to solve