CiviCon San Francisco 2013 - We are Sponsoring!CiviCon 2013 is coming up soon -- April 25-26, 2013 -- in San Francisco. The conference provides a great way to learn more about CiviCRM and see how it's used in many organizations.

Check it out here: sf2013.civicrm.org

It's time for a site facelift – time to upgrade the software, dust off the design, and start updating the content. While that happens, consider what you see to be a transition...

There are a number of Joomla extensions that I have developed and support that provide additional tools for displaying or working with CiviCRM data. They are maintained in github and free to download: https://github.com/lcdservices

Use the zip button to download a current package and install it in Joomla. Please file any support related issues in the Github tracker.

coverI am pleased and excited to announce the release of Using CiviCRM, a new book I co-authored with Joe Murray and published by Packt Publishing.

The book was the culmination of many hours of writing and reviewing, and a joint committment to advance the CiviCRM project through publication of the first commercial book. It is comprehensive -- covering all of the CiviCRM extensions and walking through both the business side of the equation (understanding your internal policies and procedures, business models, etc.) and the technology side (how these business practices equate to CiviCRM structures and methods). Geared toward implementers and users who wish to deepen their understanding of the software and become power users, the book is filled with how to's, best practices, and a case study woven throughout the text to help put the raw concepts into a real-life application.

Order your copy today!