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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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U of M breaks records on Give to the Max Day 2017

Give to The Max Day is a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make the state of Minnesota a better place. The University of Minnesota Foundation started a major push to participate in Give to the Max Day around 2012. From year to year both the University and the Give to the Max campaign have broken their records, raised more money, and received more gifts than the previous years. This year, donors from across the globe make more than 3,300 gifts to ...
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6 Ways to Use CiviCRM - Part 2

CiviCRM is a web-based piece of software for contact relationship management. It's by far one of our favorite open-source tools in our toolbelt as it directly integrates with our favorite open-source content management system (CMS), Drupal. In the second part of this 2 part series we explore three more ways to use CiviCRM: fundraising (including peer-to-peer fundraising), membership management, and event registration.
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6 Ways to Use CiviCRM - Part 1

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.
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Drupal Fields and CiviCRM Contact Pages

CiviCRM comes out of the box with custom field functionality, and supplies several useful field types. This is great, but what if I want to add data to my CiviCRM contacts that is not one of these field types? What to do? CiviCRM Entity to the rescue! CiviCRM Entity is a Drupal module which exposes many CiviCRM entities as true Drupal entities. That means that almost any module that can use Drupal entities, can access and manipulate CiviCRM data, Drupal style. This includes many commonly used modules such as Views ...
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Developing with CiviCRM Entity and the Drupal API

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 Entity can help a Drupal developer make the transition by enabling them to use some of the standard Drupal API features they have grown accustomed to, while still providing insight into the data structures and interconnections of CiviCRM.
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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