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Sprinting in Bonn doing some secure CiviCRM stuff - 二, 07/18/2017 - 23:06

This morning Jaap and I (both from CiviCooP) took a train to Bonn and walked from the HauptBahnhof to the Systopia offices. Quite a nice sunny morning, met Beethoven on our way!

CiviCon UK - Early bird tickets are available till 4 August - don't miss out! - 二, 07/18/2017 - 01:22
Book your early bird ticket now!

This year our main event will focus on sessions for users, implementers and advanced users, with developer training taking place during the Sprint.

Developing with CiviCRM Entity and the Drupal API - 一, 07/17/2017 - 23:23

If you are a Drupal developer coming new to CiviCRM, it can be a bit of a "culture shock" to realize that CiviCRM is not your typical Drupal module.

CiviCRM has a separate and independent evolution and ecosystem, and its standard practices and APIs reflect that. From installation of the module itself, to creating customizations and modifications of its standard behavior, you are entering into a different "world" when you implement and develop client solutions with CiviCRM.

CiviCRM 4.7.22 release - 四, 07/13/2017 - 19:12

This release has fixes for some issues reported in the previous 4.7.21 release. We recommend upgrading to this latest version. 


Complete list of issues fixed in this release is available from here


Bugs fixed: 

Core CiviCRM

6 Ways to Use CiviCRM - Part 1 - 二, 07/11/2017 - 23:49
CRMs are must-have for any organization, large or small. There is some debate over what the “C” in CRM stands for - client, constituent, customer, etc., but at a very base level it manages information about your contacts. CiviCRM is jam-packed with features that can benefit your organization. In this article series, we will highlight just 6 ways CiviCRM can be used. In part one of this series, we will explore its CRM, email marketing, and access control features.

Security release: CiviCRM 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 - 五, 07/07/2017 - 00:39
CiviCRM 4.7.21 and 4.6.29   

Please note that release 4.7.21 and 4.6.29 are security releases. Please see below links to the security advisories:

GMCVO Databases CiviMail Masterclass - 二, 07/04/2017 - 17:51

Based on feedback from clients, we're launching a series of Masterclasses this year. They will provide an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and skills in a particular area of CiviCRM. These courses will assume that you have a basic understanding of CiviCRM as a Contact Management System.

Three blogs and pictures of the CiviCRM Sprint in the Eifel - 二, 06/27/2017 - 20:50

This year we had a sprint after CiviCon Cologne. So far I have only been to a sprint in Edale UK. The Germans copied everything from that sprint, remote location with hardly any internet. But with Germans you know it is done well. So the internet was faster (but still slow). The remote location had a bbq place, swimming pool and sauna.

CiviCon Cologne 2017 - just happened... - 一, 06/26/2017 - 16:22


We were so nervous before and now? Just happened! But it was nice.

CiviCRM Core Team Welcomes Mathieu Lutfy - 二, 06/20/2017 - 03:39

Over the past 18 months, the CiviCRM Core Team has focused heavily on project sustainability and on balancing our own internal capacity. During that time, our infrastructure has been consistently (and thankfully) managed by Mathieu Lutfy, a member of the Canada-based partner Coop SymbioTIC.

Adopting Gitlab - An introduction - 四, 06/15/2017 - 10:56

Along with the Core Team, several contributors in the community have been testing Gitlab as an overall project management and communications tools for the CiviCRM community. Though it’s still a work in progress, we’re happy to start pushing it out to the broader community in hopes that it can provide a more cohesive platform for project management and community engagement.

CiviCRM 4.7.20 release - 二, 06/13/2017 - 22:39
CiviCRM 4.7.20   This month’s version of CiviCRM comes packed with delicious goo. Speaking generally, everything now works a little bit better. To find out the particulars, read on…     RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 4.7.20 can be accessed  here

CiviCON UK 2017 LAUNCH - 四, 06/08/2017 - 19:24


The revamped, rebranded and remodelled UK leg of the CiviCON conference world tour!

Friday 6th October 2017, 9am-5pm, Camden, London, NW1

This year our main event will have a focus on user and implementer/advanced user sessions (i.e., anything you can do without code!), with the developer training happening during the Sprint.

Over 10,000 organizations use CiviCRM! Stats on your Dashboard will update soon - 三, 06/07/2017 - 04:46

There are between 10,000 and 11,000 organizations worldwide actively using CiviCRM *right now* to manage hundreds of millions of contacts, receive millions of contributions, register millions of people for events, send millions of e-mails - and many other uses. But, stuff happens.

That's a Wrap - CiviCon St. Louis in the Books! - 五, 06/02/2017 - 01:38

***Before you read on: Did you miss the chance to attend CiviCon St. Louis? Or perhaps you live in Europe? Good News! CiviCon Cologne in Germany will take place June 9, 2017! All the details here

Membership Renewal Made Easy with CiviCRM - 四, 06/01/2017 - 12:33

An Interview with the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association

The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is a statewide membership organization with the mission of strengthening Wisconsin’s nonprofits.The association provides public policy information and advocacy on nonprofit issues, access to education and training opportunities, technical assistance and offers a cost-saving package of benefits to their members. The association currently has over 100 organizational members, as well as many individual and for-profit affiliate members and foundation supporters.

Cividesk recently spoke with WNA to learn more about how they made the transition to CiviCRM and how their organization has benefited from using the database.


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