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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...

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...

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...

A new member of our Giving Back program

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...

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...

Ever wonder what the "Same email address" checkbox is for in CiviCRM event setup? By default, CiviCRM will only let a user register once for an event with the same email address. Use this checkbox when you want to override the default.

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Is your staff in need of CiviCRM training but would like a more personalized and interactive class? If so, you may be interested in scheduling a private training session for one of our many training courses. Classes are scheduled based on your staff’s availability and the curriculum can be customized to fit your organization’s needs. If preferred, training classes can be conducted in your...

KAIROS is a charitable joint venture administered by the United Church of Canada. Through KAIROS, 11 churches and religious organizations work together in faithful action for ecological justice and human rights. Formed in 2001 by bringing together over 10 previous inter-church coalitions, our justice commitments reach back over 40 years.
We have...

A solution that allows Volunteers Worldwide to Work Together
 

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), a nonprofit run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fan work and fan cultures. OTW is an all-volunteer organization that is based entirely online. Volunteers from around the...

Save time by making changes to many contacts, contributions, event registrations, or memberships at the same time! In CiviCRM, these types of bulk updates are called Batch Updates and we do them using Profiles.

First, create a profile that has the fields you want to change. For example, if you want to change the Source for all contacts that match specific...

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