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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. ...

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...

Cividesk customers no longer need a discount code for CiviTips! small_Screen Shot 2017-01-07 at 12.10.54 PM.png

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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