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Interactive Maps with CiviCRM Addresses

Showing locations on maps is an important feature for many modern websites. At Skvare, we specialize in building websites using open source Drupal and CiviCRM systems. So naturally, being able to use CiviCRM addresses within Drupal pages is a feature we are often asked to develop. Enter the CiviCRM Entity Leaflet submodule. This new addition allows users to access and display their contacts’ address locations, geocoded using the geocoder extension, in fully customizable and easy to use Leaflet-based maps. Neat! How do I configure my contacts? To demonstrate, we’re going ...
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CiviCRM Contacts in Drupal 8

Today we are going to explore a common use case for how CiviCRM contacts can integrate with Drupal users using the CiviCRM Entity module. Managing contacts can be a daunting task for organizations, including many of our clients here at Skvare. With needs that include membership subscriptions, group emails, accepting donations, relationships to other contacts and organizations, and more - thankfully, CiviCRM answers each of these in a straightforward and user-friendly way. And by pairing with Drupal we enable custom user profiles, and any combination of contact-content referencing, while making ...
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Unleashing the CiviCRM Entity Module in Drupal 8

We are excited to announce a new blog and webinar series on the CiviCRM Entity module, demonstrating practical applications of CiviCRM integration with Drupal. Proudly presented and hosted by Skvare, we will cover an initial 8 topics - highlighting key features and use cases of this powerful tool. We’ve included the first five topics below, and will update with additional topics soon: (May 25) - CiviCRM Contacts in Drupal 8 (June 1) - Interactive Maps with CiviCRM Addresses (June 8) - Contributions and Reports within Views (June 15) - Customizing ...
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CiviCRM How To: Importing Contacts, Part 2

Do you have a set of contact data that is outside your CiviCRM database, which you need to get into your CiviCRM database? In this how-to guide, we'll go through the process of importing a set of contacts into CiviCRM. You can use CiviCRM's import functionality to add new contacts to your system, add or update details on contacts that you already have in your CiviCRM database, or do both at the same time! Click here for the official CiviCRM documentation on contact imports. In addition to the contact import ...
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CiviCRM How To: Importing Contacts, Part 1

Do you have a set of contact data that is outside your CiviCRM database, which you need to get into your CiviCRM database? In this how-to guide, we'll go through the process of importing a set of contacts into CiviCRM. You can use CiviCRM's import functionality to add new contacts to your system, add or update details on contacts that you already have in your CiviCRM database, or do both at the same time! Click here for the official CiviCRM documentation on contact imports. In addition to the contact import ...
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Finding CiviCRM Menu Items Has Never Been Easier With This Extension

CiviCRM is a great open-source customer relationship management (CRM) system that integrates with your Drupal, Wordpress, or Joomla content management system (CMS). CiviCRM has a number of diverse features ranging from contact management, membership management, event registration, and bulk emails. The only problem is that it can be somewhat difficult to remember where to find the settings that you are looking for. Behold the Quick Search CiviCRM Menu extension. If you are a CiviCRM admin, then you know that there are several nested menu items in the Administer parent menu ...
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3rd party single sign-on suite integrated with Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

Skvare developed a single sign-on suite for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 that integrates the Nimble Association Management System, which is built on top of Salesforce. Features include a single sign-on for both D7 and D8 sites, as well as syncing data from the 3rd party system. Custom module configuration pages allow the administrators to map fields, map Drupal user roles, control access to the Drupal user profile fields, and calculate the number of continual education credits that are awarded to their members.
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Setup unified session reports for Google Analytics in Drupal

Google Analytics (GA) is the 800-pound gorilla of digital analytics software. Once you add the code to your website it can track metrics related to your website traffic such as the number of visitors, what part of the world the users are located, what devices are used to visit your site, the most popular pages visited, and much much more. It's also absolutely FREE! It's no wonder why GA is the most popular analytics tool. However, there is one aspect of the tool that can skew your tracking metrics. When ...
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CiviCRM 101 Webinar

Does your organization need a CRM system? Are you wondering if CiviCRM is a good fit for your organization? In the video below, Bryan Daniels takes you through these basic questions, and more. In this session we cover: What is a CRM? Does my organization need a CRM? What are the basic components and features of CiviCRM? What should I consider if planning to implement CiviCRM for my organization? Answer your miscellaneous questions about CiviCRM Helpful Resources Demo CiviCRM (link is external) CiviCRM Documentation (link is external) CiviCRM Extensions Directory ...
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Why CiviCRM Long Term Support (LTS) is important

Long Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM are versions that are maintained for use by organizations for multi-year periods of time. The first official version of CiviCRM released as a LTS was version 4.4 and announced in October of 2014. 4.4 was the official LTS version until CiviCRM 4.7 was released, at which point version 4.6 was officially designated as the new LTS. The CiviCRM Core Team and several partners and contributors maintained version 4.4 and 4.6 until 2017, when Skvare and Compucorp officially took responsibility for the maintenance of ...
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