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CiviCRM Entity Presentation Slides from CiviCon 2017 in St. Louis

Thank you for everyone that attended our 2017 CiviCon session, CiviCRM Entity -- Superior Drupal Integration -- Complete Drupal based Event Management and Registration. We know the screen was a little difficult to read during the presentation, so for your convenience we've posted the slides from our presentation below. If you have any additional questions about CiviCRM Entity, please reach out to us via our Contact Page. CiviCRM Entity -- Superior Drupal Integration -- Complete Drupal based Event Management and Registration @ CiviCon 2017 in St. Louis from Bryan Daniels
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Our Open-Source Tool Belt

At Skvare, we love using open-source software that comes with a great deal of functionality right of the box. Because open-source software is crowd-sourced, its major benefits are flexibility, security, and cost effectiveness. Unlike proprietary software, open-source software can be altered and extended by anyone, meaning if the tools doesn’t already do exactly what you want it to do, you can change it. This also allows you to leverage features that other developers have already created. Take a peak out the open-source tools we could not live without.
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Force Flash version to load in Chrome 57

By now everyone is sick of seeing flash and wishes it would die forever. Google Chrome is big proponent of getting rid flash and continues to make things more difficult for flash users. However there comes a time when we must use it. For example, Skvare’s Learning Management System displays Tin Can packages that have both a HTML5 version and a Flash version. I want to ensure both work with no issues in Chrome. You used to be able to go type chrome://plugins in your address bar and toggle Flash ...
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Using Price Set Fields in Drupal with CiviCRM Entity

As of CiviCRM Entity 2.0-beta4 there has been a sub module available called CiviCRM Entity Price Set Field. CiviCRM Entity Price Set field provides a Drupal field type for the Event entity type. In this article I’ll discuss the features of this submodule, how to configure it, and how to customize it. Event Registration on the Event view page When configured to display on the Event view pages, this field generates a registration form that supports: Registering multiple Participants Uses the event’s price set and all price fields of any ...
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Using the CiviCRM Entity Reference Field submodule with Inline Entity Form

CiviCRM Entity Reference Field is a submodule of the CiviCRM Entity project, which tightly integrates CiviCRM data into Drupal by exposing API entities as Drupal entity types. One of the many advantages of installing the CiviCRM Entity module is the ability to use Drupal’s Entity Reference module to reference CiviCRM data from nodes, terms, or other entity types. Many people are using the Inline Entity Form module, which provides field widgets that allow creating, editing, or deleting referenced entity from the parent form. If you reference CiviCRM contacts via an ...
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New field types in CiviCRM Entity - Picking the right tool for the job!

CiviCRM Entity is a contributed module for tightly integrating and extending CiviCRM with Drupal. This module exposes CiviCRM API entities as proper Drupal entity types. Making CiviCRM data available as Drupal entities has many advantages, including integration with Rules, Views integration not provided by the CiviCRM core module, Entityreference, among other popular Drupal modules. I’d like to present another advantage of Drupal entity types, and that is Drupal fields. By enabling CiviCRM Entity, you can add Drupal fields and associate with CiviCRM entity types like Contacts and Events. There are ...
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How to make your peer-to-peer fundraiser a success

There are a range of software options out there for conducting peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraisers -- from fully-hosted products, to open source DIY options. Whichever route you go, look for these features when making your selection or building your own. Focus on the user experience Make it fully responsive so people can donate from their tablets and smart phones Make it easy for donors to set up their own fundraising pages Make it personal by giving participants options to add their own images, video and text Make it shareable by email ...
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Peer-to-peer Fundraising

While the traditional tools of development such as donor cultivation, grant writing and galas occupy most of the fundraising space at institutions of higher learning, there’s a growing space for online peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns that are showing a great deal of promise. Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising capitalizes on your supporter’s networks to raise money on your behalf.
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Drupal Has Become an Automation Management System

If you're a Drupal developer, user or fan, you should be reading the blog of Drupal's founder, Dries Buytaert. If you haven't subscribed, do so, because the future direction of Drupal is being documented and discussed there. Filling out the State of Drupal 2016 Survey this week caused me to reflect on my perception of Drupal and some experiences that I've had recently. I'd like to share these with the community in hopes of stimulating discussion while the vision and strategy for Drupal 8.x and Drupal 9 are being discussed ...
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Setting up CiviVolunteer

When it comes to CiviVolunteer, it is not exactly obvious how to use it. There is obviously "The Guide" but it doesn't really tell all the details on how to get around things, and unless you are a very experienced user who knows CiviCRM by heart with eyes, closed you might spend quite some time on figuring out where to click, what to enable and what not. There are several questions to ask yourself before you start working with CiviVolunteer: Will my event be a one time thing? Do I ...
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