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Updated  March 9, 2017.

For many using CiviCRM, CiviMail is the least attractive feature. Though very powerful and reliable and fully integrated, it is not as user friendly as MailChimp or Constant Contact can be. The main thing that CiviMail has going for it, however, is that CiviMail is part of CiviCRM which means that you do not have to deal with synchronization...

Since the beginning of the year, we have made very significant improvements to our customer-focused processes. Here is a run-down on these very exciting developments:
 
  • We're Growing: We hired Yashodha at the end of January to supplement Steve on level 1 support, as well as fully manage our level 2 support. Yashodha has worked for 10 years exclusively...

CiviDiscount is an extension maintained by the CiviCRM Core Team outside of the CiviCRM Core. It can be used on any install of CiviCRM and with very little effort, you can offer discounts for events and memberships. 

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Is your CiviCRM database personalized to your organization's needs, or are you continuing to use the default fields in CiviCRM? Make the most of your database and learn how to gather and store custom data in CiviCRM in order to improve communication with your constituents and better accomplish the goals of your non-profit.

Join us online on March 23rd...

CiviCamp 2017, formerly known as CiviDay, took place in Denver on February 22. This is a casual gathering that is organized by CiviCRM experts to create a forum to discuss, discover and evaluate topics related to CiviCRM in a relaxed and candid atmosphere. Denver's CiviCamp, organized and hosted by Cividesk, offered a one-day fast track to learning about...

The Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs (FJMC) mission is to involve Jewish Men in Jewish Life by building and strengthening Men's Clubs in the Conservative / Masorti Movement. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Leadership mentoring leaders at the club, region and international level
  • Innovation developing programming that better...

February 22, 2017
Mile High United Way
Denver, CO 80205

If you are in the Denver area, be sure to join us for CiviCamp 2017 (formerly CiviDay). CiviCamp is a casual, locally-organized, one day event covering everything related to CiviCRM. Attend CiviCamp and learn about CiviCRM and what it can do for your organization, meet other CiviCRM users and gather...

Yashodha has been a member of the CiviCRM core team since the very begining. After graduating from college with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (Pune University), she started working for CiviCRM. She has always been amazed by the sheer amount of enthusiasm and expertise that community members bring to the table and is now excited to be transitioned as part of this amazing community from...

The location is set so you can start making travel plans to attend this year's CiviCon in St. Louis!

CiviCRM is the leading open source CRM in the world, powering nearly 11,000 nonprofits and civic sector organizations focused on meaningful impact. As the largest CiviCRM conference in North America, CiviCon St. Louis will showcase the incredible capabilities and community around CiviCRM...

Are you using CiviEvent and want to allow your event participants to register multiple guests but have had trouble with duplicates being created or overwriting contact records after choosing this option when configuring on-line registration?

In the training session, “Managing your Special Events Effectively in CiviCRM”, I’ll demonstrate best practices to avoid this problem when...

When you first install CiviCRM, you are given the ability to create different Financial Types. Using the Price Set functionality, you can assign each item in the Price Set to a different Financial Type. For example, you might have an event with tickets, the option to sponsor, and the option to make an additional donation. Each of these items could be mapped to different Financial Types.  ...

Women & Family Life Center empowers women and their families to face challenges and transitions in their lives with grace and dignity. Within our safe and intimate setting on the Connecticut Shoreline:

  • Women and families in crisis move to new strength
  • Life transitions become a time of positive change...

(Credit: info source Mark Maunder – Wordfence Founder/CEO – @mmaunder)

Gmail users beware. There is a recent phishing technique used by online attackers to target Gmail accounts among other services. Unfortunately, this method has been very successful and is creating a wide impact, even on experienced tech users.

Here's the gist: "The way the attack...

Discover all of the different features in CiviContribute during this two-hour class “Manage your Donations, Sponsorships and Other Financial Contributions”** designed for new users. We will explore the best ways to manage your contributions through the creation of financial types customized for your organization. You will also learn how to manually add and search for...

Despite best practices, the fact is, we are all going to run into problems with the software we use. Cividesk clients are no different. This blog post is a guide to help you submit the best support request that in turn will help Cividesk or any other support department give you the best support and problem solving tips for your issue. ...

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