Agileware Blog https://blog.agileware.com.au Australian CiviCRM, WordPress and Drupal developers Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:18:25 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 96064191 CiviCRM Remote Training is now FREE for all Agileware CiviCRM Support subscribers https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/civicrm-remote-training-is-now-free-for-all-agileware-civicrm-support-subscribers/ Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:00:01 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1069 Agileware’s CiviCRM Remote Training is the most cost effective and time efficient way to develop and maintain essential CiviCRM skills for you and your team. Receive practical tips and insights from Agileware based on our years of experience implementing and supporting CiviCRM for Australian Associations and Australian Non-Profit Organisations. CiviCRM Remote Training is a series […]

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Agileware’s CiviCRM Remote Training is the most cost effective and time efficient way to develop and maintain essential CiviCRM skills for you and your team. Receive practical tips and insights from Agileware based on our years of experience implementing and supporting CiviCRM for Australian Associations and Australian Non-Profit Organisations.

CiviCRM Remote Training is a series of module training topics which repeats monthly. Each session being up to 2 hours in duration. The current schedule for CiviCRM Remote Training sessions is available on the Agileware website, https://agileware.com.au/events

Great news! CiviCRM Remote Training is now FREE for all Agileware CiviCRM Support subscribers. Please contact Agileware Support, https://support.agileware.com.au to get the discount code before you register for each training session, https://agileware.com.au/events

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Australia’s first ever CiviCRM conference was a success! https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/australias-first-ever-civicrm-conference-success/ Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:29:31 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1066 With over 60 people registered for the conference, CiviCRM’s first ever conference in Australia has been a huge success! Sessions recorded and on YouTube If you could not make it to the conference, then no worries! All the conference sessions can now be viewed on the CiviCRM YouTube channel. This includes the keynote session by […]

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With over 60 people registered for the conference, CiviCRM’s first ever conference in Australia has been a huge success!

Sessions recorded and on YouTube

If you could not make it to the conference, then no worries!

All the conference sessions can now be viewed on the CiviCRM YouTube channel. This includes the keynote session by Caroline Le Couteur, MLA of the ACT Greens.

Andrew Smith from studiosolutions.com.au volunteered to record all the sessions, edit and upload to YouTube. Andrew flew down from Brisbane to Canberra on the day, amazing! Thanks Andrew!

Thank you for your support!

This conference would not have been possible without the help of real people that use CiviCRM daily who also put their hand up to present sessions at the conference. A big thank you to everyone that presented.

A big benefit of attending the conference was to network with other like-minded CiviCRM users. I was really happy to see this happen and receive positive feedback from attendees on this point.

Agileware are proud to promote and support Australia’s first ever CiviCRM Conference, CiviCON Canberra. Thank you for helping make this event a success.

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CiviCon Canberra Session – New Mailing Editor: Mosaico – Agileware https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/civicon-canberra-session-new-mailing-editor-mosaico-agileware/ Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:58:57 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1043 This is a copy of the CiviCon Canberra Session – New Mailing Editor: Mosaico by Justin Freeman, Agileware. Free, open source email template builder https://mosaico.io/ Available as web service or local software Can use now – copy & paste into CiviCRM Mailing Editor Provides two default templates – fixed width and fluid – build your own! […]

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This is a copy of the CiviCon Canberra Session – New Mailing Editor: Mosaico by Justin Freeman, Agileware.

The version demonstrated at CivCon Canberra was 2.0-beta2. Download this version of Mosaico for CiviCRM from: https://civicrm.org/extensions/email-template-builder

 

Mosaico editor demonstration, drag and drop email builder.

Mosaico editor animation in CiviCRM

 

New CiviCRM Mailing workflow with Mosaico integration.

New Mailing workflow with Mosaico

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CiviCon Canberra Session – New UI for CiviCRM: Shoreditch – Agileware https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/civicon-canberra-session-new-ui-civicrm-shoreditch-agileware/ Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:49:57 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1039 This is a copy of the CiviCon Canberra Session – New UI for CiviCRM: Shoreditch by Justin Freeman, Agileware. The “Shoreditch” extension is a theme for CiviCRM based on a contemporary flat design and Bootstrap(S)CSS. Mobile responsive – easier to use on tablet and phone Better support for zoom Contemporary design – Bootstrap 3 Developed by Compucorp Ltd, http://www.compucorp.co.uk […]

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This is a copy of the CiviCon Canberra Session – New UI for CiviCRM: Shoreditch by Justin Freeman, Agileware.

The version demonstrated at CivCon Canberra was 2.0-beta3Download this version of CiviCRM Shoreditch from: https://download.civicrm.org/extension/uk.co.vedaconsulting.mosaico/latest/uk.co.vedaconsulting.mosaico-latest.zip

Please note that this version is very likely no longer updated – but this was the version demonstrated.

Shoreditch animation in CiviCRM

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Sessions Announced – CiviCRM Conference Canberra, 23rd October https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/sessions-announced-civicrm-conference-canberra-23rd-october/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:50:10 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1034 Sessions announced for Australia’s first CiviCRM Conference. Key note address from Caroline Le Couteur, MLA, ACT Greens. Full details of conference sessions and speakers available at https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017 CiviCON Canberra will be held on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at the National Library of Australia. About CiviCON Canberra CiviCON Canberra is your chance to learn, develop, question […]

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Sessions announced for Australia’s first CiviCRM Conference. Key note address from Caroline Le Couteur, MLA, ACT Greens. Full details of conference sessions and speakers available at https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017

CiviCON Canberra will be held on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at the National Library of Australia.

About CiviCON Canberra

CiviCON Canberra is your chance to learn, develop, question and network with top experts in the CiviCRM community – and each other!

The event will have a focus on real people using CiviCRM to deliver great outcomes. No technical skills required!

The conference caters for all ends of the CiviCRM spectrum, from those interested to find out if CiviCRM is right for their organisation, to seasoned users who want to find out what more CiviCRM can do for them.

There will be lots of networking opportunities for you to meet and talk with other NPOs, NGOs and users. CiviCRM Partners and consultants will also be attending and available to discuss CiviCRM projects, support, training and other services they provide.

If you are thinking about a CiviCRM project, want to learn more key CRM skills, or just find out what’s new in the CiviCRM community, CiviCON Canberra will make sure that you get the most out of your CiviCRM project.

Agileware are pleased to promote and support Australia’s first ever CiviCRM Conference, CiviCON Canberra.

Registrations Open!

Registrations for CiviCON Canberra are now open. More details about the conference and on-line registration is available at https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017

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You’re invited to speak at CiviCon Canberra https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/youre-invited-speak-civicon-canberra/ Fri, 01 Sep 2017 02:34:21 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1026 Australia’s first ever CiviCRM Conference, CiviCon Canberra is on the 23rd October. This is an entirely community focussed event, supporting, educating and bringing together the CiviCRM community in the Asia/Pacific region. This is an opportunity for you to present at the conference. Tell others about your wins using CiviCRM, how CiviCRM is used within your […]

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Australia’s first ever CiviCRM Conference, CiviCon Canberra is on the 23rd October. This is an entirely community focussed event, supporting, educating and bringing together the CiviCRM community in the Asia/Pacific region.

This is an opportunity for you to present at the conference. Tell others about your wins using CiviCRM, how CiviCRM is used within your organisation, your recent CiviCRM projects or if you provide services for CiviCRM then present these to the community.

You do not need to be technical or a developer to present a session. We want to hear from all CiviCRM users.

The success of the conference will depend on the quality of the speakers and presentations. So if you have an idea for a presentation and would like to support the CiviCRM community then please submit a session, https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017/submit-session

Coming to the event is good, but if you come and present then that is a fantastic contribution and helps CiviCRM grow.

Find out more about CiviCon Canberra, 23rd October https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017/

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Australia’s first ever CiviCRM Conference, CiviCON Canberra https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/australias-first-ever-civicrm-conference-civicon-canberra/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 02:12:04 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=1019 Australia's first ever CiviCRM Conference, CiviCON Canberra. Monday, 23rd October 2017 at the National Library of Australia. Register now!

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Agileware are pleased to promote and support Australia’s first ever CiviCRM Conference, CiviCON Canberra.

CiviCON Canberra will be held on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at the National Library of Australia. To find out more, including registration, speaker opportunities and sponsorship, go to https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017

About CiviCON Canberra

CiviCON Canberra is your chance to learn, develop, question and network with top experts in the CiviCRM community – and each other!

The event will have a focus on user and implementer/advanced user sessions (anything you can do without code!).

We will be dedicating the conference to charities, organisations, members groups, associations and anyone who is interested in learning about using the third sector’s leading CRM and getting the very best out their CiviCRM. Plus we have worked hard to lower costs to make this one-day event accessible for everyone!

The conference caters for all ends of the CiviCRM spectrum, from those interested to find out if CiviCRM is right for their organisation, to seasoned users who want to find out what more CiviCRM can do for them.

There will be lots of networking opportunities for you to meet and talk with other NPOs, NGOs and users. CiviCRM Partners and consultants will also be there to discuss CiviCRM projects, support, training and other CiviCRM related services.

If you are thinking about a CiviCRM project, want to learn more key CRM skills, or just find out what’s new in the CiviCRM community, CiviCON Canberra will make sure that you get the most out of your CiviCRM project.

CiviCON Canberra event details

CiviCON Canberra event details, including registration, speaker opportunities and sponsorship, https://civicrm.org/civicon/canberra-2017

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CiviCRM Remote Training for November https://blog.agileware.com.au/civicrm/civicrm-remote-training-november/ Sun, 30 Oct 2016 22:00:35 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=977 The CiviCRM Remote Training schedule for November has been sent to all active CiviCRM Support subscribers. So check your email and talk with your team about attending. Build up your CiviCRM skills with quick and effective training at your desk. CiviCRM Remote Training is spread over a number of days in short sessions. Allowing for […]

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The CiviCRM Remote Training schedule for November has been sent to all active CiviCRM Support subscribers. So check your email and talk with your team about attending. Build up your CiviCRM skills with quick and effective training at your desk.

CiviCRM Remote Training is spread over a number of days in short sessions. Allowing for breaks between training sessions enables attendees to apply what they have learned in their work environment, and bring new questions to the next session. Choose the topics you need to learn, in 2 hour sessions. For most users, four sessions will cover everything they need to know for their everyday work. Spread your training out so you have time to put your skills into practice between sessions.

If your organisation is not an active CiviCRM Support subscriber, we can create a customised CiviCRM Remote Training plan or deliver training at your premises, please contact us for a quote. https://agileware.com.au/contact

More information about CiviCRM Remote Training, https://agileware.com.au/civicrm-remote-training

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Security patch for Dirty COW deployed https://blog.agileware.com.au/security/security-patch-dirty-cow-deployed/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:00:52 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=991 You may have heard in the media about the recent security vulnerability identified in the Linux Kernel, called Dirty COW (Dirty copy-on-write). Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel. You can read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_COW This security vulnerability is called a “Zero Day Exploit” because the day it was disclosed publicly, active exploits […]

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You may have heard in the media about the recent security vulnerability identified in the Linux Kernel, called Dirty COW (Dirty copy-on-write).

Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel. You can read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_COW

This security vulnerability is called a “Zero Day Exploit” because the day it was disclosed publicly, active exploits of the issue had already been discovered, attacking Linux servers on the Internet. Any Linux based system with Ports exposed on the Internet could be attacked using this exploit. That’s particularly nasty.

Did you know Android phones are also based on the Linux Kernel? And potentially susceptible to this issue too? Fun times.

Agileware have deployed the security patch which addresses this issue to all servers we manage. Servers were rebooted as per the requirement for Kernel updates.

 

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Desktop Accounting Software is Dead, Long Live On-line Accounting Systems https://blog.agileware.com.au/opinion/desktop-accounting-software-dead-long-live-line-accounting-systems/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:00:11 +0000 https://blog.agileware.com.au/?p=954 Is your organisation still using desktop accounting software, like MYOB? Does it make you feel happy? No? Do you have to deal with issues like this on a daily basis? Slow performance Unable to share access with your colleagues Hard to use interface People who need access to financial reports, must rely on you and […]

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Is your organisation still using desktop accounting software, like MYOB? Does it make you feel happy? No?

Do you have to deal with issues like this on a daily basis?

  • Slow performance
  • Unable to share access with your colleagues
  • Hard to use interface
  • People who need access to financial reports, must rely on you and your access for this information
  • Each financial year you have to take a copy of the system and deliver to your accountant, plus paperwork
  • Installing software updates
  • Having to worry about system backups

Well, Good News!

Here are two great on-line accounting systems which are super-competitively priced, have awesome features, are easy to use, work on mobile AND can integrate with your CiviCRM system, WordPress website or a WordPress shop.

Magical cloud-based integration enables Contacts and Invoices to simply appear (yes, by magic!) in the accounting system without any manual data entry. Yes, you can integrate CiviCRM with the Quickbooks Online 0r Xero accounting systems.

Below is an example of integrating CiviCRM and QuickBooks Online. (Note: This works for CiviCRM and Xero too)

  1. A person visits your website
  2. They like what you do, so make a Donation to your organisation
  3. The credit card payment is processed securely on-line
  4. The person’s details are recorded in CiviCRM as a new Contact
  5. The payment details are recorded in CiviCRM as a new Contribution
  6. CiviCRM QuickBooks integration processes the transaction
  7. A new Contact and Invoice is created in your QuickBooks Online account using the details from CiviCRM
  8. The QuickBooks Online Invoice is now ready for reconciliation
  9. When the payment appears in the bank account, the Invoice is reconciled and the process is complete

This integration and automation reduces the amount of administration required to manually transfer information from one system to another. Reduces likelihood of errors and providing you with more time to focus on more challenging back office tasks which cannot be automated.

My good deed is to free you up from desktop accounting and move to an on-line accounting system. So you can then integrate, automate and celebrate the awesomeness.

Feel free to call Agileware if you want our frank opinion or are interested about how these on-line accounting systems could be integrated for your organisation.

Be courageous and take a look at what on-line accounting has to offer.

 

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