New Public Search Module

VisionLink

Public users searching for resources, services and other community assets are about to enjoy a powerfully effective search algorithm, and a new interface as well. Released to our customers for review, each of our customers can now review their own online resource directory with these new tools and provide feedback before we release this into production. The search algorithm uses a linguistically aware solution, reducing words to their core roots.

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Why use contributed Salesforce modules for Drupal?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

What I didn’t say is that a number of shops that have done Drupal/SF integration for production sites chose not to use the contributed modules – they built (or are building) their own custom Salesforce/Drupal integration modules. Although we certainly could have chosen, like others, to go our own way, we have committed ourselves to using, and contributing to the modules on drupal.org.

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Drupal 101: More on Modules

Idealware

This week we're going to take a closer look at Modules, the Drupal add-ons that can extend your web site's functionality. So there are about a thousand modules that you can use to extend Drupal, covering everything from document management to payment processing.

WeAreMedia Tactical Module 2: Participate in the Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the month of September and into October, the WeAreMedia project is discussing the content in the tactical modules on the wiki. The Tactical modules get to the nitty gritty, but with a lens of how many hours does it take. The module answers these questions: What is participating?

NTEN Project: Week 1 - Module 1 - Are we there yet?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Monday, we started down the road to build Module 1: What is Social Media and Why It is Important To Nonprofits. So, take a look at Module 1 and give us your feedback in the discussion tab. Photo by Travelin' Librarian.

We Are Media Module 3: Social Media Ready Nonprofit - Dealing With Resistance

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week we'll be discussing and building Module 3: The Social Media Ready Nonprofit Organization: Dealing with Resistance as part of NTEN's We Are Media : Social Media Starter Kit for Nonprofits project. Flickr photo by Amber Rhea.

Congrats to Mazarine Treyz - The First Wiki Contributor to WeAreMedia Module 5

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She was the first one to contribute something to the WeAreMedia Module 5: Online Community Engagement Strategy and Skills. Six more lucky wiki contributors to Module 5 between now and August 3rd will have an opportunity to get a free copy of either Media Rules and Mobilizing Generation 2.0.

Timing is Everything… Proposals in the Prospect Tab of The Raiser’s Edge®

Connection Cafe

Lately I have seen some discussion groups, listservs, and blogs on when to create a proposal in the Prospect Module of Raiser’s Edge® or for that matter in any fundraising legacy system. So below I am listing typical stages and moments where you might consider utilizing the Prospect Module in RE for optimal reporting and management.

WeAreMedia Module 6: What are the best blogs, books, and other resources to guide our thinking about Social Media Metrics, ROI, and Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To round out the module, we want to put together an awesome list of Social Media ROI blogs, books, and other resources. Photo by Oolong. This week in WeAreMedia , we're focused on Return on Investment. Earlier this week, I asked folks to have fun with Social Media ROI Mad Libs.

Drupal Themeing, and other projects

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There is already a SSO Module for Drupal 5.x, Unfortunately, the module Drake , which is meant to be a bridge allowing you to run Cake applications within Drupal, seems moribund. There is, for sure, another whole blog entry about Drupal modules I’m learning Drupal bit by bit - one of the first tasks was to learn how to make a new theme. It’s one of those things which is actually fairly straightforward-seeming … until you hit a snag.

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More Nonprofit Spending on Overhead is Needed | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

One of the software products our company creates for nonprofit agencies is a accounting module, called the Vertex Financial Manager.

Interesting sites I’m looking at (weekly)

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Jackson River Drupal Modules | Jackson River. tags: drupal modules salesforce toblog. The average web design project, illustrated – TNW Design & Dev. tags: toblog webdesign. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs I read

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Cheek to Cheek Cheek to Cheek Last Updated on Thursday, 27 July 2006 09:46 Written by Steve Thursday, 27 July 2006 09:46 Appexchange is a really great system for packaging up modules for easy installing in Salesforce.com instances.

Ask Idealware: Who's Using Salesforce? | Idealware

Idealware

What modules do they utilize? Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Ask Idealware: Who's Using Salesforce? By Laura Quinn , January 3, 2008 Don asks : Who is successfully using Salesforce as a CRM and communication tool? What features do they make most use of?

Enhanced Searching for Public Access

VisionLink

The interface offers a greatly simplified initial display for the public, with quick links to details and maps, and to an advanced searching module as well. The new mapping module is integrated as well, as is our new linguistically aware searching algorithms.

Drupal and Salesforce

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There are several contributed modules: salesforce – main module, with API, node, and user integration possibilities. This module provides the basic salesforce API connection (via SOAP), and includes field mapping, and basic import/export. Web-to-lead is quite nice and flexible with this module. parser-salesforce – Integration with FeedAPI – pulling data from salesforce into drupal nodes via FeedAPI (I hope to start maintaining this module).

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Version 5.5 Released: Includes New Event Registration Features

Wild Apricot Blog

It brings new events module features that will help you grow your organization! We’re glad to announce the release of Version 5.5! Wild Apricot

Epic Upgrade Releasing Next Week

VisionLink

Overall, this upgrade provides a number of modules: a linguistically aware full text searching module with ranked results; a mapping module which can display client and resource data simultaneously; a real-time situational analysis module with multiple boundaries; integration of US Census Bureau data; and some additional taxonomy tools for Information & Referral specialists. Over the next week, I''ll summarize each module. A major (perhaps epic?)

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Community Based Shelters

VisionLink

Did you know we have a community sheltering module, too? If you are current customer, you may want to log into our Customer Resource Center and explore the Shelter Space module; deployment is but a switch away. Of course, there is no charge for this module. Yes--separate and different from the National Shelter System, and its 55,000 shelters, this one is community focused.

Drupal/Salesforce Integration

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

At the moment, if you want to integrate Drupal and Salesforce, you have three options: Use the contributed modules (or have a developer install and configure them for you). I don’t know enough about it to match it to the contributed modules, but it’s hard to imagine that it’s possible for it to keep up, given the nature of open source development. So what is the status of the Drupal modules?

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Off to Market: The What and Why of WordPress Landing Page Plugins

Byte Technology

it, and adding modules is a snap. You can arrange your page into sections and/or columns, add modules for buttons, images, headers and sliders and even use widgets from other plugins.

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Enhanced Taxonomy Management

VisionLink

VisionLink has improved the Taxonomy Management module, particularly useful to information and referral and 2-1-1 operations. In this particular case, the Taxonomy management module supports the AIRS specification, while allowing proactive posting to inactive categories. As required by AIRS certification for 2-1-1 call centers, certain categories of the Taxonomy can be flagged as inactive so that services cannot be posted to these categories.

Drupal 7

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Of course, mostly, Drupal is only as good as it’s contributed modules (that’s a bit more of a stretch, now, because many of the key contributed modules, like CCK, are now in core Drupal.) So when folks like us, who build sites that depend on Drupal 7 can start using it is a bit up in the air, although there is a movement to get many modules ready for Drupal 7 at it’s release. The salesforce module maintainers recently made that decision, as have others.)

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Optimize Drupal with Pre-rendering

3rd Sector Labs

Views cache, APC, memcache, Varnish, and simply keeping module updates current can do a lot for performance. Our solution was to apply a layer of custom business rules over Drupal’s AuthCache module.

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HMIS Data Quality Report

VisionLink

VisionLink is pleased to announce a new reporting tool in our Homeless Management Information System module. The report can be limited by agency or date and can return data in just one HMIS module or several at the same time. The HMIS Data Quality Report is designed to help communities evaluate the completeness of their data. Using a selection of several HUD required data fields, the Data Quality Report generates a quick visual to help identify Clients with missing data.

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The Face of the Web: What’s Coming for Content Management Systems

Byte Technology

Drupal is designed around acquiring new features using tons of little programs called modules, which are designed and maintained by professional designers working for giant clients but which are still free to everyday Joes. Also, because the CMS thrives on module add-ons, the basic core program isn’t terribly exciting and you won’t start to really experience all the cool things it’s capable of until you start adding modules.

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Major Code Release

VisionLink

Was a busy weekend at VisionLink headquarters! A significant amount of code was released for both immediate use and future releases to come.

Last 10 (selected) delicious.com links

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Maintaining a Drupal module using Git | drupal.org. Yammer : Enterprise Microblogging. Git – SVN Crash Course. Pivotal Tracker – Free Lightweight Agile Project Management & Team Collaboration, from Pivotal Labs. Force.com Web Services API Developer’s Guide. SOQL SELECT Syntax. AIM Implementation Guide. gokubi.com » Blog Archive » Using Sites to easily publish data out of Salesforce. DrupalMad developer :: Add-ons for Firefox.

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Drupal Commerce

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Although it’s not often used in nonprofit settings, the Drupal module (or, more correctly, a large suite of modules) called “ Ubercart &# is a pretty amazing tool if you need to create a shopping cart system. By the way, there is a module done by DharmaTech that integrates CiviCRM and the current Ubercart.).

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Community Managers in Scientific Communities

SocialFish

I was privileged to teach a module about Aligning Community Management and Workplace Culture to the new class of Community Engagement Fellows at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

New Form Builder Features to Match Staff Needs

VisionLink

Both of these new features described below are part of the Form Builder module in VisionLink''s Community Operating System, or Community OS. This module is used to arrange the fields, tabs, conditions, navigation, and workflow useful to every organization managing client and call information. We have released new features to help support call operations, client intake, tracking, and case management.

Zen (weekly)

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tags: drupal modules toblog. HipHop for PHP. tags: php webdev toblog opensource. MailChimp | drupal.org. link]. tags: CMS opensource report toblog. CUBRID – Open Source Database Management System Optimized for Web. tags: opensource database toblog. Hudson Continuous Integration. tags: testing java toblog webdev. Open Source ETL designed to bridge the gap between business and IT. Kettle Project: Pentaho Data Integration. tags: opensource etl data integration toblog.

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Drupal 7

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m looking forward to when all of the modules that I depend on are up to speed. There will be no more updates to contrib modules in Drupal 5 (in fact, many modules for Drupal 5 were abandoned a while ago.). I’ve had a bit of time now to work with Drupal 7. I’ve been playing with it since it was still pretty experimental, but I finally put together a whole site with it recently, and am pretty happy with it.

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6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

The Drupal framework, for example, has been extended through more than 25,000 modules contributed by the developer community. We talk a lot about Open Source technology (and we use it quite extensively too) so it might make sense for us to take a moment and explain why we are such advocates.

Screen Play: Creating A Full-Width Page in WordPress

Byte Technology

You also have the option of selecting and beginning with a blank template that you’ll need to build from the ground up and select rows, modules, columns, widgets and more. When it comes to many WordPress sites, visual page appearance is extremely important for the user experience.

Making the Sale: Great Business-Centric Themes for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

A nice demo package gets users started with the drag-and-drop page builder and slider module, it comes with 100 percent WooCommerce support and importing content is quick and easy. No matter the business you engage in, there are winners and losers, those that thrive and those that falter.

Drupalcon Highlight Reel

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Coder Module – Easily Port Modules to Drupal 7 – I need this. I didn’t make it to Drupalcon Chicago, but, thanks to the organizers of the conference, it doesn’t mean I need to miss the sessions.

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Version 5.6 Brings New Themes, Features and Functionality

Wild Apricot Blog

We’ve also included yet another feature to our events module. Version 5.6 has been released! It brings in some significant improvements to the process of inserting files and images, resulting in a better user experience.

Free Your Data!

VisionLink

Tonight we make the AIRS XML Resource Data Exchange capacities a module directly available to system operators! Now system operators can share their Resource information with other partners and other systems, when they are compliant with version 3.0 of the AIRS Standard. Importantly, this tool is available in the system administration area of CommunityOS--no programming intervention is necessary. In addition, we are maintaining support for version 2.07

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New to TechSoup: Litmos Learning Management System

Tech Soup Blog

Courses consist of modules. For each module you create, you upload one type of content, such as PowerPoint, Flash, video, or audio. Litmos automatically optimizes the module for playback on computers, tablets, and mobile phones.