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Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!

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Implementation, Ongoing support, Training, Custom code and extensions, Data migration and imports

About us

Lighthouse Consulting and Design provides professional web development services to not-for-profit organizations using Joomla!/Drupal and CiviCRM. With over 15 years experience working with member-based professional/trade associations, charitable organizations, government agencies, and other not-for-profits, LCD brings an intimate working knowledge of how organizations operate and how to implement effective web-based solutions.
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CiviCRM implementation, data migration, customizations, and support, using Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress.

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CiviCon 2015 Call for Presentations

CiviCon 2015 in Denver is right around the corner -- April 22-23, 2015. The Program Committee is now opening a call for presentations to invite members of the CiviCRM community to present topics of...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on January 27, 2015 - 06:10

Cron for Joomla 2.5.18+/J3.2.1+ Users

A number of forum posts popped up over the last week+ with issues running the system cron job. The cron would report the user/password is incorrect and unable to authenticate, even though the...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on February 14, 2014 - 04:57

Advocating for the Public

Approximately two years ago, the New York City Public Advocate (NYCPA) began the process of implementing CiviCRM as their constituent case tracking solution. Working with New York City-based...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on December 20, 2013 - 12:49

CiviCRM at JoomlaDay NYC

If you are a Joomla+CiviCRM user or implementer in the New York City region, you may be interested in some upcoming sessions at JoomlaDay NYC, September 22-23. Details are here: http://www....
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on August 4, 2012 - 09:56

New/Updated Joomla Extensions

For Joomla users out there, you may be interested in a few new and updated 3rd party extensions that provide integration with CiviCRM. A semi-complete list of available extensions with their...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on October 3, 2011 - 18:30

Matching contacts with the dedupe hook

CiviCRM 3.3 introduced a new hook that allows you to interact with and alter dedupe queries. Unfortunately, it was something of a "hidden hook" as it lacked documentation for quite a while. But it...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on September 19, 2011 - 14:21

Using CiviCRM

  We are excited to announce the publication of Using CiviCRM, by Packt Publishing – the first full-length, commercially published book covering implementation, configuration, and usage of...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on February 23, 2011 - 17:09

Case Improvement Ideas

I've been working through case configuration with a few clients over the last several months and have run into a few areas where I think the functionality could be improved. The core team asked that...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on July 29, 2010 - 12:23

CiviCRM and Google Summer of Code

CiviCRM is considering applying to be a mentoring organization in Google's Summer of Code program (GSOC). If you're not familiar with GSOC, you should be! (http://socghop.appspot.com/) -- it's a...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on March 6, 2010 - 18:24

CiviCRM at Joomla Dev Camp

Joomla has a developers camp scheduled for Dec. 5-6 in New York City, geared primarily toward an introduction to Joomla 1.6. Details and event registration are found here: http://opensourcematters....
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on October 31, 2009 - 07:27

Hooks implementation in Joomla and Standalone

A while back, Lobo alluded to some recent modifications that allowed Joomla and Standalone users to more easily tap into CiviCRM's hooks (issue detailed here). Hooks provide a powerful way to modify...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on September 7, 2009 - 06:21

Reflections on the Book Sprint

Last week I had the privilege of joining 10 other CiviCRM enthusiasts, along with a facilitator (Adam Hyde from FLOSS Manuals) for the CiviCRM Book Sprint. It was a fantastic experience on many...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on May 14, 2009 - 13:06

Google + Joomla! + CiviCRM

Google has once again continued their commitment to open source technology through the annual Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. The program runs from April through September and awards students...
by Brian Shaughnessy of Lighthouse Consulting & Design
on May 3, 2009 - 16:26