16 January, 2018
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Due to popular demand, I am offering an additional online session of the Fundamentals of Contact Management.  I will be teaching this first in the series of CiviCRM fundamentals classes this Thursday, January 18th from 12 to 2 pm MT.  Click here for more information and/or to register. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, susan@cividesk.com

08 January, 2018
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Start out the new year right by learning best practices in CiviCRM!  I am offering all of our "Fundamentals of CiviCRM"  on-line classes during the month of January. We'll get started on Thursday, January 11th at 12 pm MT with the Fundamentals of Contact Management. The remaining weeks will focus on Membership, Events and Contributions, with a 2-hour session on each module. It's a great introduction for new users or an opportunity to refresh your knowledge if you are currently using CiviCRM. Check out the Cividesk training calendar for more information, including specific dates and times. Feel free to contact me, susan@cividesk.com with any questions.

26 November, 2017
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Learn best practices for creating and adding custom fields to CiviCRM to store information unique to your organization in a systemized and functional way.  We will then cover the steps to gather this information directly from your constituents on-line through your website by adding a custom field to a profile and including the profile in an on-line page.  We'll also explore other uses for profiles in CiviCRM in this 2-hour training session. 

Click here for more information or to register.  Feel free to contact Susan Engeman with any questions about this on-line training session.

26 October, 2017
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This two hour on-line training on Friday, November 3rd (8 am PT/9 am MT/11 am ET) is perfect for new users of CiviCRM who would like to learn all the basics of CiviMember.  

It's also ideal for those in charge of configuring the membership module, since the class covers the best way to set up membership types and explores the rules behind how CiviCRM automatically moves a membership from new to expired.  We will walk through configuring an on-line membership page, so contacts can sign up for membership or renew on-line, and you'll learn how to input a new membership or take care of a renewal manually on the backend. 

Click here for more information or to register, spaces are limited since class size is kept small to allow time for questions. 

Please contact training manager Susan@cividesk.com with any questions.

13 October, 2017
By John_B
Filed under Sprints, Training

Writing on the train back to London from the CivicCRM Sprint at Duvale Priory in mid-Devon, I can see why some people are willing to travel from across the world for the Sprint: it is a great way to spend a week. I went for the Developer Training, delivered by Parvez and Raj of Veda Consulting. The training was held for two days alongside a week's sprint (5 days + 2 travel days). I stayed for the rest of the Sprint.

Having looked at the code, and dipped into the developer documentation over the years, I still started with little idea of how the CiviCRM code works and is structured. My background is providing Drupal and WordPress support covering sysadmin, development, site building and front end work. One of my clients, Arts Professional, is a CiviCRM user and provided financial support for my attendance at the training. The training was pitched well for people like me, covering the...

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21 August, 2017

Developer training

Join us for a two day CiviCRM developer training on the 9th and 10th October (straight after CiviCON UK). The course covers everything you need to know to get up and running as a CiviCRM developer, and more. The training is delivered by CiviCRM experts from the UK, Europe, and further afield. At its core is a set of sessions that cover everything you need to get your development environment up and running, and to start writing extensions and improving core. As well as this, we're running a set of master classes on the latest techniques and technologies by subject matter experts.

The training costs £500, which includes food and accommodation while you are here. It is run alongside our residential sprint so there'll be plenty of chances to chat with and learn from other developers, implementers and power users from the CiviCRM community. You're also welcome to stay on for the remainder of the sprint at no extra cost to continue learning about and...

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04 July, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, Partners, Tips, Training

Based on feedback from clients, we're launching a series of Masterclasses this year. They will provide an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and skills in a particular area of CiviCRM. These courses will assume that you have a basic understanding of CiviCRM as a Contact Management System.

We're starting with our CiviMail Masterclass which will be on 8th August at the St Thomas Centre in central Manchester. You'll spend a day getting your hands dirty with the CiviCRM Mailings module.

We willl also be looking at the how you need to think about your communications overall and how to manage your communications with CiviCRM.

Course content includes:

  • Basic HTML
  • Using CiviCRM checksums
  • Mailing groups / un-subscriptions
  • A/B...
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13 April, 2017
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Your organization has a solid membership base, but you want to retain members and help it grow.  How can CiviCRM help?

The membership renewal process can be daunting, but learning how to best use CiviMember, as well as features of CiviCampaign, CiviMail and CiviReport, will make your membership outreach more targeted, streamline the on-line renewal process, and help you track your progress.

Join our on-line class “Membership Renewal Campaign with CiviCRM” on Wednesday, April 19th at 10 am to 12 pm MT to learn best practices for membership renewal. Whether you tackle membership renewal annually or have ongoing renewals throughout the year, this class will cover different scenarios and the best approach to take. We’ll create a targeted email with a special link for sending current members to their renewal page and...

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27 February, 2017
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AGH Strategies will be presenting a two-day CiviCRM User and Administrator Training in Washington, DC, and this week you can save $100 off the training fee.

Register online with the code MARDIGRAS to save $100 through March 4.

The User and Administrator Training is the complete preparation for using CiviCRM at your organization.  We will cover day-to-day tasks like updating contacts and recording contributions as well as administering and configuring CiviCRM.  You will get experience defining membership types, structuring duplicate matching rules, and creating event templates.

Among the most valuable elements is working with experienced instructors and other attendees face-to-face.  The training is structured to maximize practical learning and opportunities for questions.

The training precedes...

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17 January, 2017

You are invited to the first CiviCamp in the UK, brought to you in Manchester, the “uncrowned capital of the north”! Firstly, for those not familiar with the term, what is a CiviCamp? It’s a bit like a CiviCon, the annual conference for CiviCRM, where people gather for workshops and networking, to get a better idea of what CiviCRM is capable of and how to implement it more effectively in their own workplace.

This CiviCamp is mainly focused at users and those who are exploring CiviCRM to implement, but we also welcome implementers and developers to come and share their knowledge with others, and to pick up ideas from the community.

We already have some confirmed workshops, including: Introduction to CiviCRM, Using CiviEvents to manage training, Data Protection for the Third Sector, CiviHR, Open Data, CiviCRM and SMS, and the CiviBooking Extensions.

There will also be time to bring your own issues and questions in our ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions to explore...

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