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Announcing CiviCRM Jobs! In an effort to cultivate their passion for community involvement and to create more opportunities to engage people through the use of a software application, CiviCRM has created a simple jobs board. This board is intended to connect organizations with talent within the CiviCRM ecosystem. Job postings are free...

A Little Help is a nonprofit organization that connects neighbors across ages to enhance lives and strengthen our communities. Our mission is simple: connecting neighbors to help seniors thrive. A Little Help fosters community by connecting our elders with services and resources as they navigate the unknowns of aging and build...

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One of the features of CiviCRM that is very popular is the integration of mapping services without any additional plug-ins and just a little bit of configuration. Once your mapping is configured, it is possible to plot...

CiviCRM has announced a new monthly release schedule. This release schedule means that Cividesk will be able to provide bug fixes and feature updates on a monthly basis!

When a new release is made by the CiviCRM project, we test it and then include that new release into our Software as a Service offering so you can benefit of it immediatly.

New releases are exciting because they...

If you are new to CiviCRM or just need more formalized instruction, consider taking our class on Contact Management this summer to increase your knowledge and learn best practices in CiviCRM. The classes are two hours long and we limit class size to allow for Q&A throughout the course. It's an easy and affordable way to get off to a great start in CiviCRM!

Class: "Administer...

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...

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