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With around 75 people in attendance, boasting a variety of end users, developers and implementers representing countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and various states from across the US, CiviCon Colorado 2016 was the place to be! Fort Collins, Colorado made for a wonderful backdrop to greet this crowd for workshops, the conference, and the coding sprint that followed....

Fort Collins, CO. Gorgeous mountain backdrops. Great minds from around the globe. What a great set up for a Code Sprint! Out of about 25 participants, Cividesk was proud to have the most representatives (3) of any other CiviCRM partner! One first-year participant shares her thoughts on the subject. Read more about this year's Sprint...

Check out our video library! We have updated the Cividesk video library to be now available not only to our customers but also to other users of CiviCRM. All of our public videos from both Vimeo and YouTube are on our website. Customers can log into the Desk and click the Video Tutorials ...

Did you know that CiviCRM allows you to create Custom Fields to collect information about your contacts? This is a powerful tool to organize your database to meet your specific needs. For example, you might want to find out what a participant’s meal choice is for an event or what their most valued issues are for which your organization advocates. These are all custom fields that can be added...

The Cividesk development team is working hard to deliver even more tools from our Desk. Recently, we have made it so customers who are not using our CiviCRM Standalone can access the Desk and its resources. If you have questions about accessing the Desk contact Steve Kessler

We have also added a File Manager utility so that users of the Desk can...

Register for our new class designed for users of CiviCRM and WordPress and learn how the two work together and the benefits of integration. You’ll leave this class understanding the following features: 

  • how to publish CiviCRM pages and maintain your website theme
  • how to...

The Movement Strategy Center (MSC) is dedicated to transformative movement building. MSC seeks to create a movement ecosystem of deeply connected groups that share values and rely on each other to respond to the needs of impacted communities, advance policy solutions, and transform the lives of people on the frontlines of change.

CiviVolunteer is a powerful tool for managing volunteers inside your CiviCRM database. This means that you have all the great information about contacts in addition to their volunteer information.
With the new 2.0 version of CiviVolunteer comes a special profile to allow end users to share their volunteer interests with you:

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CiviCRM has switched from using a wiki and Flossmanuals for primary documentation to a new platform called readthedocs which also has a well thought out set of conventions to follow. This change is expected to faciliate documentation and the wiki will no longer be the main source, though it may be used for other purposes moving forward.
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Nicolas Ganivet, co-founder and principal at Cividesk, can attest that CiviCRM is so much more than software! In a recent feature for CiviCRM, Nicolas says, "My advice to any organization considering or using CiviCRM would be to look at the whole picture: as much as the software itself is superior to any other CRM for nonprofits (and...

There is still time to register for the 2016 CiviCon, May 31 through June 8, 2016! Visit https://colorado2016.civicrm.org/ for a complete list of sessions, the schedule, and FAQ's about the event.

The Conference (June 2 & 3) will be preceded by two days of role-specific training (May 31...

We often talk about how to import data from different sources in CiviCRM. However, another common need is to export data from CiviCRM. For example, we can export data to give to other organizations, to combine with other reporting data, to share with people who do not have access to CiviCRM, or  many other reasons. Our CiviTip for May 24, 2016 will teach you how to export data from...

Do you need some extra help cleaning up your data, segmenting contacts or creating reports that provide the data you need? Join us on Wednesday, May 25th at 10 am MDT for a two hour online class designed for current users of CiviCRM. Register here

Learn how to clean up duplicates...

Created in 1957, the Financial Professions Center is the trade organization for the finance professionals in France. Their mission is to help their members promoting their activities and to provide them with education opportunities. 
The Centre organizes every...

There are two competing interests when it comes to email. We all want our email to be delivered and yet we do not want to get spam.  80% of email traffic on the Internet is spam.  To combat this Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are trying to verify (authenticate) that...

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