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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...

One of the top 50 libraries in the Association of Research Libraries by volumes held, and
 the largest library in Kansas, University of Kansas Libraries  have more than 4.4 million print volumes in their seven campus locations, which see more than 1.6 million visits every year. In 2012, patrons checked out nearly 165,000...

Have you ever wanted to send emails to all of your contacts that meet specific criteria such as everyone coming to an event or all donors who made contributions under $500? You might not want to create a group for each of these scenarios but you may want to send them a targeted email.  

CiviCRM offers two options for sending an email to contacts:

  • Send an email as an...
All payment systems must disable early TLS by 2018. As part of this requirement, PayPal, Authorize.Net and Braintree are updating their services to require TLS 1.2 for all HTTPS connections along with requiring HTTP/1.1 for all connections.
If you are a Cividesk customer there is nothing to be...

CiviDesk is excited to announce that we plan on upgrading all our customers to CiviCRM 4.7 in the very short term. CiviCRM 4.7 has been out there for a while now and we strongly believe now is a good time to upgrade. We have already upgraded a few of our customers to CiviCRM 4.7 and are quite pleased with its functionality and maturity.

This new version includes heaps of new features...

It's our pleasure to announce that Cividesk is a Gold Sponsor for this year's CiviCON in St. Louis, MO, North America's largest CiviCRM conference taking place May 8-9. "CiviCRM is the leading open source CRM in the world, powering nearly 11,000 nonprofits and civic sector organizations focused on meaningful impact" and we know it! We strive to actively support things which...

Setting up an event with multiple options and prices is a great way to meet the various needs of your guests. However, it can be a complex process and configuring the event incorrectly could create some issues such as a wrong attendance number.  

Before configuring the event in CiviCRM, consider how you want the participants to be recorded in the CRM:

- Do you...

Wednesday, April 19
10:00am - 12:00pm MT

Your organization has a solid membership base, but you want to retain members and help it grow, so how can CiviCRM help you do that?

The membership renewal process can be daunting, but learning how to use CiviMember, as well...

UMKC School of Law is the urban law school of the University of Missouri system and provides its students with a comprehensive, affordable legal education comprised of a personalized admissions process, collaboration with supportive faculty, real-world opportunities in a vibrant city, and tools and skills to experience professional success....

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