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Fundamentals of Contribution Management training - Thursday, May 24th

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:59

Learn the basics of CiviContribute in this two hour on-line training taught by Cividesk Thursday, May 24th at 8 am PT/ 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET.  

This class is designed for new users of CiviCRM and provides an excellent overview of the different features available to help you better mange  donations, as well as any funds that your organization receives.  

Click here to learn more and/or register. Class size is kept small to allow for questions, so secure your spot now!

Categories: CRM

Fundamentals of Contact Management online training May 17th

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:47

Join Cividesk this Thursday, May 17th for the Fundamentals of Contact Management online training session (12 - 2 pm PT | 1 - 3 pm MT | 3 - 5 pm ET). 

This class is an excellent introduction to managing contacts in CiviCRM and highly recommended for all new users. Click here for more information and to register. Please contact Cividesk Training Manager Susan Engeman,, if you have any questions.

Categories: CRM

CiviCamp Bay Area 2018: Returning to the birthplace of CiviCRM

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:03

Cividesk was very pleased to be part of CiviCamp Bay Area 2018 that took place on May 3rd at Preservation Park in Oakland, CA. It had been nearly 2 years since a CiviCRM event took place near San Francisco, the birthplace of our favorite Constituents Relationship Management (CRM) solution.

Categories: CRM

Glasgow - first steps and first meeting

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 07:26

Following the excellent work begun in Edinburgh by Graham Clarkston and Marcus Wilson - an event has been organised for Friday 11th May to allow third sector organisations in Glasgow to come along and find out more about CiviCRM, the various options available to implement and to meet developers and current users to get a better idea of the various platforms and integrations that are making CiviCRM a go to solution for the third sector

Categories: CRM

CiviCRM 5.1.0 release

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:52
Greetings, CiviCRM community!   The May release of CiviCRM is now ready to download.   RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version.  The release notes for 5.1.0 can be accessed here.  
Categories: CRM

On-line Membership Training Sessions

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:58

Cividesk is offering a unique on-line training opportunity in May for those looking to master the CiviMember module. 

Our new user class, the Fundamentals of Membership Management will be taught Thursday, May 3rd, from 10 am to 12 pm MT. 

The following week, we will offer the intermediate level course, Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign, on Wednesday, May 9th from 1 to 3 pm MT.

Categories: CRM

New Extension - Clear items from Drupal recent items block

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 07:01

This simple extension adds an icon on the Drupal recent items block.
Clicking on this icon clears the items, leaving only the logged in users record.


Categories: CRM

Why CiviCRM Long Term Support (LTS) is important

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:26

Long Term Support (LTS) releases of CiviCRM are versions that are maintained for use by organizations for multi-year periods of time. The first official version of CiviCRM released as a LTS was version 4.4 and announced in October of 2014. 4.4 was the official LTS version until CiviCRM 4.7 was released, at which point version 4.6 was officially designated as the new LTS.

Categories: CRM

Buildkit on Docker

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 03:14

A couple of months ago, I made the first commits to a repository in which I have been experimenting with CiviCRM Buildkit on Docker. It's gone quite well so far.

Categories: CRM

KPI Module for CiviCRM

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:43

Categories: CRM

Building the Roparun Team Portal Part 1: Syncing civicrm participants to drupal user records

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:12

This is a first blog post about how we build the team portal for Roparun.

Categories: CRM

Organizing Successful Events: Online training on Thursday, April 26th

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:44

Take your event management to the next level with this on-line session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Thursday, April 26th from 9 to 11 am Mountain Time. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.

Categories: CRM

CivicRM Melbourne Meetup, 6PM Thurs 19th April

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:13

Looking forward to our second meetup of 2018 on Thursday, 19th April, 6PM at Melbourne Business School.

Same format as the last meetup, a round table discussion on various topics put forward by members of the group, leading with:

  • Scheduled Reports
  • Merging Contacts
  • Deduping contacts
  • Customising Invoices
  • Webforms

Also an introduction to Gitlab as a place recommended by CiviCRM for us to share content from the meetup.

Categories: CRM

Announcing 1st Annual CiviCRM Governance Summit & Code Sprint

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:04

The CiviCRM Core Team is pleased to announce what we hope will become an annual event; a combined governance summit and code sprint. This year’s event will begin on September 25th, immediately following CiviCamp Hartford, and will be located in West Milford, New Jersey (within an hour from major airports). Full event details including agenda and discussion are online (or will be soon) here:

Categories: CRM

The Essentials of CiviVolunteer training session - April 17th at 10 am MT

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:43

Your volunteers are a crucial part of your organization’s team and contribute in many ways that help your non-profit reach its goals. CiviVolunteer 2.0 is a CiviCRM extension created to help organizations effectively manage this important aspect of their daily operations.

This two hour on-line training will cover all the essential components of CiviVolunteer 2.0 that will allow you to better track, organize and communicate with your volunteers.

Categories: CRM

New CiviCRM Extension Provides Graphic, Uncluttered Contact Records

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:18

Continual progress and improvements are some of the key reasons I love working with CiviCRM. A new extension released in March 2018 represents a solid improvement and significantly cleans up the contact record view.

Categories: CRM

Nonprofits make CiviCRM what it is, literally

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:12

As part of the release notes for each new version, I compile a list of the people who have contributed code or reviewed changes that go into the release.  As you might expect, many of the familiar names from the CiviCRM partners list are there.

However, a sizable number of nonprofits, big and small, write and edit significant amounts of code, adding features and resolving bugs.  Now that CiviCRM 5.0 has been released, I wanted to take the time to thank all of the nonprofit organizations who have contributed code to the 4.7 series:

Categories: CRM

Higher Logic, CiviCRM, BackOffice Thinking announce pivotal integration

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:17

Higher Logic, the leader in association and nonprofit community engagement platforms, and CiviCRM, the open source CRM and AMS leader, are announcing an important integration. The Higher Logic community platform will now be able to work seamlessly with the leading open source AMS and nonprofit CRM.  CiviCRM has over 10,000 active sites.  Additionally, over 2,000 of these sites have at least 25,000 constituents (see Civi stats).

Categories: CRM

Contact Management on-line training session - Friday, April 13th, 9 am MT

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:39

Cividesk will be offering the Fundamentals of Contact Management, an essential on-line course for new users of CiviCRM, on Friday, April 13th, 9 to 11 am MT (start time: 8 am PT/10 am CT/11 am ET). 

Categories: CRM

CiviCRM 5.0.0 release

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:57
Greetings, CiviCRM community!   The April release of CiviCRM is now ready to download. This is a normal monthly release, but the version numbering has changed to 5.0.0.   RELEASE NOTES: Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
Categories: CRM