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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 leverage the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 employee growth ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Keep CiviCRM Clean and Fast with Skvare's New Manage Group Extension

Skvare is excited to announce the release of a new CiviCRM extension - Manage Group. This extension was developed to make group management easier and more efficient for CiviCRM users. As a feature-rich CRM system, CiviCRM allows organizations to group contacts together in various ways, including basic and smart groups. However, outdated and unused groups can have a significant performance impact on the system, which can ultimately hinder an organization's productivity. Regular maintenance and monitoring of CiviCRM is just as important as spring cleaning a home. With Skvare's Manage Group ...
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Streamline Donor Management and Engagement with CiviCRM

Nonprofits, associations, and educational organizations require effective donor management and engagement strategies to support their operations, and CiviCRM is a powerful tool to support this goal. CiviCRM is a feature rich constituent relationship management system specifically designed for nonprofit and civic sector organizations. With CiviCRM, these organizations can efficiently manage their donor data, create reports, and analyze metrics to inform their fundraising and outreach efforts. CiviCRM and additional extensions give organizations tools to streamline donor management and engagement processes. Summary Fields - With CiviCRM's Summary Fields, donor management becomes more ...
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