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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...
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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....

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...

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