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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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Using the CiviCRM Entity Module

What is the CiviCRM Entity Module?

Integrating the world’s largest open-source Client Relationship Management tool, dedicated to supporting membership associations and non-profit organizations (CiviCRM), with the latest versions of the popular Drupal Content Management System (Drupal 8 and Drupal 9) - the CiviCRM Enitity module allows for incredible expanded functionality by exposing CiviCRM API entities as true Drupal entity types.

This allows users to:

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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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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Drupal/CiviCRM Integration

Example Use Case This example is a one event page that has tabs of many types of content and views attached, and it allows an anonymous user to view the info, see registered participants, register for the event via one webform. This also automatically creates a contact, membership, active drupal user, and participant event registration to the event, logs in the user, and sets his user entered password via text field on the webform. Using this method, you can create easily customizable membership joins and event registration pages, which leverages ...
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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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