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Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation

Making CiviCRM part of your daily routine

An interview with Heart of A Warrior Charitable Foundation

Heart of A Warrior Charitable Foundation (HOAW) supports educational, cultural, and life-enhancing enrichment programs targeted to underserved children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Cividesk recently spoke with Jeff Martini, executive director about his experience learning and using CiviCRM and how it has benefited his organization.

Log in with your Google account in Drupal, and more!

We have deepened our integration between the desk and Drupal. Our Drupal customers can now log into their Drupal website through the Single-Sign On provided by cividesk, which means they can log in with their Google account, regular email account or any other authentication means we support. This is another step towards implementing our vision of providing a single, unified, fully managed environment for managing nonprofit organizations.

South High Foundation

With over 12,000 registered members, the South High Foundation focuses on development, working on improving operations, and increasing interaction with the community. The Foundation has grown significantly as alumni, staff, parents and community members work through and with the Foundation to provide funding and support for South High School programs and projects. On average over $50,000 is awarded each year in scholarships, and over $60,000 a year in grants to staff and the community.

Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships

Breaking down the data silos with the help of CiviCRM

An interview with the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships

The Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships (DOSP) was founded to serve as a bridge between the City of Denver and the non-profit sector. The agency focuses on building individual skills and tools for non-profit and City agency staff in order to encourage the creation of cross-sector partnerships. 
Cividesk recently spoke with Miriam Pena, director of the DOSP and Jason Salas, who handles marketing, media and communications within the organization about their experiences implementing and using CiviCRM.

Spark Inside

Spark Inside is an innovative new charity supporting young people in the criminal justice system to create more meaningful and productive futures through professional life coaching. Our pilot program was met with significant success; an independent evaluation of our one-to-one coaching program with 8 teenage boys leaving prison showed that one year after they had been released, the re-offending rate was 12.5%, compared to the national average of 70%. This year, we expect to offer coaching to 200 young people in prison.

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce

Founded in New York in 1887, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is an independent, private, not-for-profit US Corporation devoted to fostering trade, tourism, investments and economic cooperation between Italy and the United States. The Chamber brings together individual entrepreneurs, as well as businesses advancing the interests of its members through contact and interaction with government agencies, trade associations and international organizations both in the United States and in Italy.

Security, migration and automation

CiviCRM 4.4.11 was released on December 17 to correct a security vulnerability in the CiviCase component and several other minor issues. As usual, all our customers have been upgraded to this latest version within hours of its release.

In December, we also migrated our Google authentication backend from OpenID / OAuth to the new OAuth2 protocol. This change has been completely transparent to our customers with no changes in the user interface or service interruptions.

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