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Training: CiviCRM Entity Rules

Mark Hanna, Skvare's Chief Technology Officer, recently hosted a webinar about using CiviCRM Entity and Drupal Rules. View Mark's presentation slides. CiviCRM Entity provides Rules integration for CiviCRM related entity types. Rules allows Drupal admins to configure actions when events happen under certain conditions, such as when contacts are updated, or when memberships are updated. This webinar shows how to create Rules with CiviCRM Entity types, and describes and provides code examples for developing custom Rules events, conditions, and actions. During the webinar, Mark reviewed some of

Training: Developer Intro to CiviCRM Entity

Mark Hanna, Skvare's Chief Technology Officer, recently hosted a Developer Intro webinar to CiviCRM Entity. View Mark's presentation slides. CiviCRM Entity is a powerful module that seamlessly integrates CiviCRM with Drupal. During the webinar, Mark reviewed some of the primary uses of the CiviCRM Entity Drupal module: Views Integration Entity Reference fields Drupal Rules Drupal based CRUD forms Leveraging a variety of existing Drupal modules Drupal custom module development Helpful Resources Install CiviCRM Entity module for Drupal CiviCRM Entity module documentation CiviCRM Entity issue

Training: Maximizing CiviCRM Potential with CiviCRM Entity and Drupal

We recently held an exciting webinar, "Maximizing CiviCRM's Potential with CiviCRM Entity and Drupal," where we explored the capabilities and potential of CiviCRM Entity. For those who missed the live session or want to revisit the valuable information shared, this blog article provides a recap of the webinar, covering key highlights and insights. In this introductory webinar, we looked at CiviCRM Entity, a powerful module that seamlessly integrates CiviCRM with Drupal. We reviewed the fundamental concepts and functionalities that make CiviCRM Entity a game-changer for organizations seeking to

Skvare Announces New – and Familiar – Ownership

Skvare, LLC begins the next era of Helping Others Help Others. After 15 years of successfully delivering complex technical solutions to local, regional, and national non-profit organizations, the highly-skilled Skvare team will be led into the future by its new owner, Gena Dellett. Since joining the Skvare team in 2019, Gena became a shareholder and stepped into the role of COO of Skvare two years ago, leading client relationships and daily operations. That experience has prepared her for this new challenge. Gena’s acquisition of Skvare as Owner and CEO became effective September 1, 2023. Gena

Skvare Celebrates 15 Years of Delivering Technical Solutions

Skvare has been dedicated to delivering high-quality web solutions to its clients and making a positive impact in the world since inception in 2008. July 27, 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of Skvare, a digital agency that specializes in helping nonprofits and mission-driven organizations leverage open-source technologies to further their impact. The Early Days Skvare was founded in 2008 by Peter Petrik, a CiviCRM and Drupal enthusiast who saw the potential for using open source software to help nonprofits achieve their goals. Passionate about education at all levels, Petrik was a founding

Leveraging Drupal to Help Clients of Every Size Stay Current

Bookbinding is an ancient practice used for centuries to combine and order written pages and is just one of the crafts practiced by the members of the Guild of Book Workers since 1906. But today, even an organization based on age-old practices needs a modern way of communicating with members and the public. Since 2013, Skvare has partnered with the non-profit organization to host and support the Guild of Book Workers’ website, which offers news, resources, nationwide chapter information, and benefits for members. To help keep their website up-to-date with the latest security and features

Skvare Recognized in 2023 Best Workplaces List by Inc. Magazine

Skvare has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2023 issue, which hits newsstands on May 16, 2023. Prominently featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture. After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 591 honorees this year. Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, employee perks, fostering

Bryan Daniels Named Senior Project Manager

Bryan Daniels built his first website when he was a teen, a single-page fan site for a band. “I’ve been working with websites since I was 13 years old. I started out teaching myself HTML and building a webpage with Notepad. It’s just something that has always interested me,” Daniels said. His passion for learning and interest in website development led him to join the then-small team of three at Skvare in 2015. Fast forward 7 years and not only has the company grown but so has Daniels’ role. Today, he is the Senior Project Manager helping to guide a team that now includes multiple project

Ahmet Dereli Joins Skvare as a DevOps engineer

Finding unsolved problems and resolving complex issues may sound like the plot of the next big-budget Hollywood thriller, but for Ahmet Dereli, it’s all in a day’s work. Dereli isn’t a movie star, but he does describe his role as a DevOps engineer at Skvare as unique and exciting. "The best part of my job is the satisfaction of resolving complex issues and achieving problem-solving success. It is also fulfilling to work in a field that few people understand,” he said. Originally from the fabled Turkish capital of Istanbul, Dereli and his wife moved to the Mediterranean seaport of Antalya

Open Source CiviCRM Extension for Custom Field Limit Notifications

Skvare is proud to announce the release of the CiviCRM - Database Custom Field Check. The DBCF extension notifies the user when no additional custom fields can be added to a custom field group because the table size has reached its limit. This prevents the user from creating a field that cannot be used, saving time and frustration. By notifying users when no additional custom fields can be added to a custom field group, the extension helps prevent wasted effort and ensures that data is accurately stored and used. Custom fields are a crucial feature of CiviCRM, allowing users to store