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Use “Campaigns” to manage trade missions

Most people use CiviCampaign as a tool to manage fundraising or advocacy campaigns because CiviCampaign is one of the transversal components of CiviCRM that allows you to link together events, activities, mailings and contributions under one umbrella in order to track progress toward a goal. So if you think outside the box,...

Let's say you have a registration profile you are using for an event in which you are collecting both the home and work addresses for an individual.

As you can see in the screenshot below, without headers, it is hard to see where the fields related to the personal information end and where the fields related to the professional information begin.
 

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The segmentation of your database is key for better communication with your constituents. A common segmentation process is to organize your contacts by gender (Female/Male). Let's say you are hosting a Women in Business luncheon where only women can attend the event. In this case, you want to make sure you send the invitation for this event only to the female contacts of your database...

A new member of our Giving Back program
 

Chase the Music gives children battling critical conditions love, hope, strength and joy. They do this with original music - composed and performed just for the children.

The impact of Chase the Music programs begins with the child. The children (for whom...

The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) is the country's premiere organization for French-American business, providing members access to educational corporate events, high-level speakers, and exceptional networking opportunities.

The FACC-NY supports strong economic relations between France and the United States, and promotes...

CiviCRM uses mapping and geocoding service providers such as Google to display event location maps and geocode addresses to enable proximity searches.

The use of API keys was optional until changes (as detailed HERE) recently went into effect in the Google Maps Platform.

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CiviCRM at the Museum
 

The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ) is the largest French museum of Jewish art and history. Located in the Marais district of Paris, France, the museum’s permanent collection presents 700 objects and works of art (out of the 12,000 objects in its collection) that represent the history of...

Cividesk just released a new version of the SparkPost email extension for CiviCRM. This extension allows CiviCRM to send emails and process bounces through the SparkPost service.

The new release improves integration with CiviCRM around the management of the suppression list (email addresses flagged as "On Hold" in CiviCRM), and overall performance of the extension, specifically when...

DrupalCamp Colorado is a three day event centered on knowledge sharing and learning how to build, manage and launch ambitious digital experiences. This year, Cividesk was invited to present CiviCRM and it's integration with Drupal to an audience of web developers and site administrators.

With a packed agenda and attendees from all over the country, DrupalCamp Colorado was a major event...

Cividesk values the opportunity to support open source initiatives, partly because giving back is a cornerstone of our company culture, but also because we all benefit so much from open source software. Therefore, it is important to us to advocate for more community participation and collaboration to work on maintaining and improving CiviCRM. So, is it worth it to contribute time and effort to...

Ever find yourself days or even weeks away from the next available training session, when what you need is immediate instruction on how to complete a certain task in your CiviCRM? Don't worry! Helpful resources are just a click away - below is a list of the best resources and tips on searching to help you find what you need fast!

  1. Help Bubbles ...

Use "Activities" to manage your workflows

You may have heard of CiviCase which allows you to handle complex workflows in CiviCRM. This is a powerful tool but can be difficult to configure properly.
What if you have a simple workflow involving only a few interactions with your contacts? You can manage this workflow with the use of "Activities!"...

Use Schedule Reminders to send Welcome Messages to Members

If you manage memberships or events in CiviCRM, you may already be familiar with the Scheduled Reminders. This function of CiviCRM allows you to automatically send an email to your contacts when a system event is reached. For example, you can inform constituents that their membership is about...

CiviCRM online forms aren't just for your target audience. They can also be used by your staff to streamline data entry and ensure data integrity when recording donations, membership signups/renewals and event registrations

Here's the difference:​
When a user accesses the live contribution page, all of the...

HighEdWeb, the High Education Web Professionals Association, is an organization of professionals working to advance the web at institutions of higher education. They design, develop, manage and map the future of higher education digital communications and services. Each fall, they come together at their Annual Conference and related...

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