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LYRIC is a small non-profit that is entirely managed by volunteer attorneys.  Our mission is to teach youth how to safely exercise their Constitutional rights, and we do so by connecting with schools and community organizations and training volunteer attorneys to teach our curriculum to high schools students.

LYRIC teaches in...

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To get your free access to CiviTips webinars, log in to the Desk,
then click on the Training Calendar icon (...

Singers Marin, (Choral Singers of Marin) is an association of choruses that was founded to serve the community and preserve the integrity of the choral art. Singers Marin provides singers of all ages the opportunity to experience the joy of making music together and bring that joy to the community through our outreach program and public...

***New Year's Special!!***
Register for ANY three classes (valid on two-hour classes only) during the months of January or February 2017 and receive a fourth class of your choice for FREE (value of $40).
This promotion will be offered until January 31st, but your free class voucher doesn’t expire until April 30th.

Check our training calendar:...

Some may know that CiviCRM operates in many different languages quite effectively. This is a feature receiving consistent improvements, the most recent being the ability for mass emails to identify the spoken language of the mailing recipient.

Until now, there was no effective way for CiviCRM to determine the target language of mail merge tokens when mass emailing. Consequently, many...

Work on maximizing your time and efficiency in 2017 by learning more about CiviCRM! Cividesk will be offering all four of our on-line “Basics” classes during the month of January:

1. Contacts: "Administer your database and manage your contacts"
2. Events: "Manage your events with CiviCRM"
3. Membership: "Manage your membership with CiviCRM"
4. Contributions: "Manage...

One of the highlights of the services we offer to our clients is the Desk.  The Desk gives access to tools that enhance the CiviCRM experience.

This month we have enhanced our training calendar app making it so our customers can register for CiviTips free of charge without having to know the discount code or leaving CiviCRM.

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1. Text Over Images 

Many email users have their email client (e.g. Outlook, Apple Mail, Gmail) set to show text until they explicitly allow images. This means that the first look your email recipients have of your email is text only. Make a good impression with this. As an added bonus, this helps with not being considered SPAM and makes your email useful for those...

Colorado Youth at Risk (CYAR) empowers teenage students to make life choices that positively impact their future through community-based mentoring and intensive training.

Colorado Youth at Risk aims to reduce the number of high school dropouts, match students with an adult mentor and provide students with a sense of the future and...

Streamlining Membership and Abstract Management

with Drupal and CiviCRM

Interview with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

The mission of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology is the prevention of blindness through education and cultural exchange among...

At Cividesk, we are always eager to provide more services to our customers. Cividesk is unique in the CiviCRM community because we offer several different online learning opportunities each month such as 30 minute weekly “CiviTips” which focus in-depth on one particular feature and the 2-hour beginner or experienced level courses for those who want to attend a...

At Cividesk, we understand non-profits and know that the end of year fundraising campaign is a critical time of the year for reaching out to past and potential donors. For this reason, we designed our online class, “Managing a Fundraising Campaign with CiviCRM” to focus on what non-profit staff members need to know to run a succesful campaign with CiviCRM. During this class, you will learn all...

You missed the latest CiviTip webinar. That's fine! As a Cividesk customer, you can access the video recordings of the CiviTip sessions we are hosting every week. We will be recording more sessions and adding videos regularly.

This month Featured Video: "How to create Custom Fields"
In addition to pre-built data fields, CiviCRM gives you the power to customize...

CiviCRM has two ways for you to contact your constituents via email: Send Mail to Contact and CiviMail. Though the end result is the same, they are created differently and offer different benefits. During our November Featured CiviTip, we will discuss the difference between Sending an Email and a CiviMail Mailing.

November 30th, 2016...

According to the latest community wide survey that CiviCRM Core Team did earlier this year there is a great need for ongoing training. As CiviCRM is a very rich and powerful CRM for nonprofits, it usually requires some training to optimize its potential and to adapt it to the needs of each organization.

In response to these findings, Cividesk is happy to announce that we will be...

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