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
Filed under Training

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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26 April, 2016
Filed under CiviCRM, Training

Progressive Technology Project invites you and members of your staff and team to Join us in Seattle for a kick-ass CiviCRM/Powerbase training. During this three-day in-person session, you'll sharpen your skills and knowledge to effectively use CiviCRM/Powerbase--no matter your user level. We're offering three tracks on different days so users of all skill levels can attend whatever day(s) make sense for you.

 

Who should Attend? Everyone! If you use CiviCRM or PowerBase and support or conduct organizing work from all areas of your organization, this training is designed for you. 
 

Tuesday May 10

CiviCRM / PowerBase Fundamentals (Basic Skills for New Users)
 

Wednesday May 11

Advanced...

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05 April, 2016
Filed under Training

Cividesk will be offering several on-line courses this month for new and existing users of CiviCRM.  

Join us on April 6th at 10 am MT for a 2 hour on-line class on how to "Administer Your Database and Manage your Contacts" designed for new users.  Other courses this month will include "Manage your Events with CiviCRM", "Managing a Fundraising Campaign in CiviCRM" and "Membership Renewal Campaign with CiviCRM".  For details on curriculum or to see a full calendear of upcoming events, please visit our website. Feel free to contact Susan Engeman, susan@cividesk.com with any...

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24 March, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Sprints, Training

We are really excited about CiviCon happening on June 2nd and 3rd 2016 at the Colorado State University. It is a great opportunity to attend a world-class conference where you will meet and learn from the people in the CiviCRM community and other CiviCRM users.

Attending CiviCon is an excellent way to learn more about - and contribute to - CiviCRM, and meet our growing community. It is an equally enriching experience whether you are simply evaluating CiviCRM, a new user, and implementor, a consultant or developer. Come join us to learn, enrich your knowledge and stay informed about the latest and greatest.

And this year, we're going to pamper...

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