Recent blog entries

Having a system that helps organizations understand their donors is critical to maximizing the potential of their contributors. When a donor makes a contribution, a significant amount of data is recorded in CiviCRM. Much more than just the date and amount of the contribution.

"Summary Fields" helps us uncover this additional data.

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The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is Wisconsin's statewide membership organization whose mission is to help strengthen Wisconsin’s nonprofits.
We use a number of strategies to accomplish this, including:
- providing public policy information and advocacy on nonprofit issues
- ensuring access to...

Cividesk clients now have access video tutorials such as: "Reporting", "Custom Fields" and "Batch Update via Profile." These are videos of the CiviTip sessions for those who can not make it to the webinar. We will be recording more sessions and adding videos regularly.

How do I access the videos? Simply sign on to the Desk and go to the Video Tutorials...

(Content credit to colemanw blogpost on CiviCRM.org)

One of the top goals for the CiviCRM roadmap is to improve the theming to look good on more websites and devices. Briefly, here's a look at what is happening so far:

DASHBOARD IMPROVEMENTS
As of CiviCRM 4.7.11 the dashboard has a face lift. It loads faster, looks better, and refreshes itself...

The Media Consortium is a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets. Our mission is to amplify independent media’s voice, increase our collective clout, leverage our current audience and reach new ones.  We believe it is possible and necessary to seize the current moment and change the debate in this country.  We...

Beyond the free and Open Source license, the infinite functional richness and intuitive user interface, one of the best aspects of CiviCRM is its strong Community. And nothing gets you closer to our Community than being part of a Sprint. But what is this Community, what is a Sprint, and why should you care?

CiviCRM is a free and Open Source software. You do not have to pay any licensing...

Email is critical for everybody, but even more so for nonprofit organizations as this represents the primary means to spread the word about their mission, showcase their results, and directly or indirectly sollicit the donations that are critical to their very existence.

We know this well at Cividesk, and have created a world-class email infrastructure to make sure we very reliably send...

Colorado Nonprofit Association leads, serves and strengthens Colorado’s nonprofit community to improve the quality of life throughout our state. This year will boast the 24th year for the Colorado Nonprofit Association...

When crafting a web page or an email, it is often nice to be able to link to content within the same page. This is called an "anchor".  For example, it is popular to have an email table of contents and then link to the content below.  

Doing this with CiviMail just takes a few clicks:

1.  Go to the text that you would like to link to and highlight it. Click ...

Cividesk is unique in the CiviCRM community because we offer several different on-line learning opportunities each month that are convenient and affordable:

30 minute weekly “CiviTips” focus in-depth on one particular feature such as Reporting or CiviMail.

2-hour beginner level courses for those who want something more comprehensive. These are a...

Ruta Civica (Civic Route) is a Mexican volunteer based organization working in civic education and promoting citizen participation in public affairs. Through different campaigns, our mission is to develop the involvement of citizens in the making of the Constitution and laws for Mexico City and its urban planning. Since land zoning, construction and...

Ruta Civica (Civic Route) is a Mexican volunteer based organization working in civic education and promoting citizen participation in public affairs. Through different campaigns, our mission is to develop the involvement of citizens in the making of the Constitution and laws for Mexico City and its urban planning. Since land zoning, construction and...

In a recent blog post, Google announced that it will soon, in the Chrome browser, mark as insecure websites that are using unencrypted communications (ie. http:// instead of https://). We can't wait for this to happen!

Cividesk has always put a strong emphasis on security and privacy. We have...

A few months ago, the core team announced a new strategy for driving CiviCRM development: LExIM. Since then, this strategy has been implemented and has had significant impact in the CiviCRM ecosystem. Yet, it is still not well known by the majority of our end-users. So let's dive in ...

Why a new development strategy?

The core team and partners are always trying...

Class Date: September 29, 2016
Do you want to save time? Are you looking for easy ways to be more efficient in CiviCRM? Then this CiviTip is for you!
Learn how to update a large number of records all at once using "Profiles." For example, let's say you would like to make note that a Thank You note has been sent to all attendees of your event. You don't have to go...

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