13 April, 2017
Filed under Training

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...

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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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11 January, 2017
Filed under CiviMail, Training

Civdesk is excited to announce our newest training opportunity - Effective Email Marketing with CiviMail. During this session you will learn how to best leverage CiviMail to get your emailing into your constituents Inbox and have your content read. 

During this two-hour training, you will learn about:

  • Best practices for getting emails in the inbox
  • Formatting do's and don'ts
  • Email client and readability testing
  • Using tokens including the Checksum token
  • Reporting
  • Optimizing your emails for better open rates (including A/B testing)
  • Technical email deliverability (SPF & DKIM)

Concrete examples will be used to illustrate all of these tasks. Much of this session will be spent looking at examples but we will also be using the CiviCRM interface.

We will use some HTML code but no coding knowledge...

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09 January, 2017

JMA Consulting is pleased to welcome Jon Goldberg as our new Director of Operations effective today.

After a brief stint as a political organizer, Jon spent 13 years working in various capacities at a non-profit legal organization, primarily in IT.  In 2010 he co-founded Palante Technology Cooperative and started their CiviCRM department, where he worked for 7 years.  Outside of work, Jon can be found engaging in queer community organizing, (dis-)assembling electronics, and training parrots.

"I'm really excited to have Jon join us given his keen appreciation of how to help progressive organizations achieve their missions using CiviCRM. He's got a deep and wide knowledge of CiviCRM. I appreciate how he gives back to the community like through StackExchange, where he is the top ranked CiviCRM contributor," said Joe Murray, President of JMA Consulting and co-author of...

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03 November, 2016
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Learn all the basic functions of CiviEvent in this two hour on-line course taught by Cividesk. We will create an on-line event in CiviCRM that can be linked to your website. We'll discuss the best practices for registration and how to add and modify a profile for an event registration page.  You'll learn how to send reminder emails for an event in CiviCRM, track participants, create a participant list, run an event report and much more. Join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 10 am MT for this informative training session. For more information or to register, click here or contact Susan Engeman at susan@cividesk.com.

30 October, 2016
By josh

Earlier this year, we did a community wide survey to better understand the CiviCRM user base as well as help refine our priorities as a Core Team. While there were a few surprises in the results, one item that we expected to stand out was a need for ongoing training. Let’s face it… CiviCRM can be complicated, at least for those that leverage its full potential and adapt it to their own business processes. Though there are a ton of resources to help, such as documentation, videos, training events and webinars, most could likely benefit from ongoing training opportunities. That’s why we’re psyched to roll out two new member benefits focused on training: Ask the Teacher, and access to CiviDesk’s CiviTips!

Ask the Teacher

Starting in February 2017, CiviCRM member organizations will have access to quarterly online webinars in which Stuart Gaston, aka CiviTeacher, will answer all...

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16 August, 2016
By GMCVO
Filed under Training

CiviCON training (4th and 5th October)

The largest gathering in Europe for the CiviCRM community is back in London for its 5th year and as part of this gathering, we are offering 2 different training sessions for both new and long-term CiviCRM users: -

> CiviCON administrator training
The administrator training course is targeted at administrators who want to learn more about configuring, customising and implementing CiviCRM into their organisation.

Whether you are new or already use CiviCRM, there is a world of tools, shortcuts and manipulations an administrator can use to get the most out of their software. We will help you navigate through this, from customising to integrating it with different websites, working through any challenges and helping you get what you want from CiviCRM.

For more information and to register, please visit this page...

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24 May, 2016

With over ten thousand organizations using CiviCRM worldwide, you might think it would be easy to find qualified, experienced people to hire for your job opportunities.  However, it can sometimes be a challenge for job seekers to know if their CiviCRM skills will be of use.

[CiviCareers logo]CiviCareers aims to change that.  The site brings together jobs at organizations worldwide who use CiviCRM to track and engage their supporters.  Jobs in fundraising, organizing, event planning, and more—...

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10 May, 2016
Filed under CiviCRM, Community, Training

[logo] CiviCRM User Summit - September 22-23, 2016 - Washington, DC This year seems to have flown by, and it's time to solicit CiviCRM User Summit sessions. If you use CiviCRM at your organization and have a story to tell—how you use a feature, what interesting customization you have, or how you'd like to see CiviCRM improve—you should submit a session. All accepted session leaders from nonprofits attend the conference for free.

The CiviCRM User Summit is in Washington, DC, September 22 and 23. Learn more and register today! (We'll certainly refund you if you submit a selected session.)

If you implement or develop for CiviCRM professionally, we'd...

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