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CiviCRM Advanced Search offers two wildcard characters: the percentage symbol (%) and an underscore (_). A wildcard is a single character that can represent one or a number of characters or an empty string of unknown characters. For many of us, we are used to the asterisk (*) as being the wildcard character from old command line computers but in CiviCRM, the...

In CiviContribute, the term contribution refers to any financial transaction or payment taking place in the system, such as a donation, an event fee payment or membership dues, as well as in-kind contributions. These different categories of payment are referred to as financial types and new types can be added to further customize CiviContribute to fit your...

Couleurs de Chine NGO (CdC) was founded by "Fangfang" Françoise Grenot-Wang who was greatly passionate about the cultures of Miao, Dong and Yao Chinese ethnic minorities. Since 1998, CdC has provided schooling for over 12,000 students, mostly girls, coming from one hundred remote villages in the Guangxi and Guizhou provinces of China....

Help Children of India supports and advocates for India’s most vulnerable people including orphans, rural young women and the aged from Snehalaya Care Campus near Gwalior City, central India.
Snehalaya Care Campus provides:

  • full care for nearly 70 disabled, poor and abused Orphans (our residents)
  • ...

For our friends in Europe and Malaysia, Cividesk is coming to you so to take advantage of this opportunity to spend some time with us in person and get the answers to your questions regarding CiviCRM.

Are you involved with a nonprofit organization that would like to track donors, manage events, send emailing campaigns, manage membership, fundraising, generate reports and much more all...

At Cividesk, we are constantly trying to bring value to our customers and facilitate their use of CiviCRM. A few years ago, we created the 'desk' for this very purpose. The 'desk' is a suite of applications available exclusively to our customers. These applications have grown over the years to now include one-click access to our Ticketing system and Knowledge Base, a Video Library with all our...

Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI) is a vibrant and growing organization that believes in bringing together local citizens with grassroots efforts. Featuring 10 Sister Cities around the world, DSCI is a network of people—diverse global ambassadors—interwoven with common thoughts, ideas and the notion of active participation.

DSCI is a...

There are no more excuses to not brush up on your CiviCRM skills. Cividesk is now offering free access to all of our public training sessions (beginner and intermediate levels) to our customers! Topics range from membership and contact management, to events, emailings, fundraising and more. We want you to be successful and to optimize the performance of your CRM. These trainings will help save...

Membership Renewal Made Easy with CiviCRM

An Interview with the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association

The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is a statewide membership organization with the mission of strengthening Wisconsin’s nonprofits. The association provides public policy information and...

(Did you miss the chance to attend CiviCon St. Louis? Or perhaps you live in Europe? Good News! CiviCon Cologne in Germany will take place June 9, 2017! All the details here)

By now, if you attended CiviCon St. Louis (and we sure hope you did!), you have had time to process the experience and perhaps even begin to...

While using the Internet you have probably stumbled across many CAPTCHAs. CAPTCHAs are the tools that make you enter a word, solve a math problem, pick a picture, etc. to prove you are a human. CAPTCHAs are an important defense against SPAM bots (automated SPAM creators) from filling out forms on your site.  

CiviCRM uses reCAPTCHA that is a project from Google....

Following what was a successful annual gathering for CiviCRM community at CiviCON St. Louis, the traditional Sprint commenced boasting 35 in attendance including participants from New Zealand, UK, Canada, and folks from all over the US from the east to west coasts. The Sprint is an annual opportunity for the CiviCRM community to come together and work on developing the CiviCRM software in a...

Welcome to the team, Timothée! Timothée has joined Cividesk team as our new account manager. Timothée manages our customer accounts from onboarding new customers to mentoring current customers on their daily usage of CiviCRM and by helping them with their ongoing needs.
Thanks to his past experiences as a technical process manager in Europe and China, as well as an entrepreneur, he feels...

Have you wanted to use a price set for on-line event registration in CiviCRM, but haven’t been quite sure how to do it? In our upcoming Intermediate Level training session on Wednesday, May 24th, Organizing Successful Events, learn how to correctly configure a price set for your next big event.

Let's say that you want to offer several different options for on-...

You've heard us talk about Giving Back and how it's a cornerstone of our company culture. You've heard us talk about Kiva. Now let's talk about what we have accomplished so far and the direction we are headed.

In addition to offering pro-bono software service support to many organizations, Cividesk has actively provided over 50 microloans for initiatives in underserved countries...

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