01 March, 2019
By neil
Filed under CiviCamp, Community, Training

Our San Francisco Bay Area CiviCRM community had a fantastic 2018 CiviCamp.  The feedback we received has shaped our 2019 offering.  (Thank you!)  So this year, CiviCamp Oakland is a 2-Day event! 

In addition to CiviCamp sessions, we are offering an intensive training for CiviCRM users who want a more thorough learning experience. This hands-on training is presented by Lemniscus with AGH Strategies.

We invite you to partner with us!  We have opportunities for presenters, volunteers and sponsors.  Email civicampsfbayarea@civicrm.org to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

Two days, multiple ways to engage. Possibly the only...

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28 February, 2019
Filed under Training

Are you looking to get started using CiviMember to mange your non-profit's membership? 

This 2-hour online course brought by Cividesk is designed to teach the basics of using the membership module. We start by configuring membership types and discussing the rules that CiviCRM uses to manage membership status. We'll also cover adding new memberships, searching and reporting on memberships, the basics of setting up an online membership sign-up page and how to send out automated membership renewal emails. 

Sign up for the Fundamentals of Membership Management on Wednesday, March 6th at 9 am MT / 10 am CT /11 am ET by clicking here.

Please contact Cividesk training manager and class instructor, Susan Engeman with any questions. Please note that recorded versions of the class are not available.

18 February, 2019

Put on your clogs: CiviCamp NW Europe will be held in the capital of the Netherlands: Amsterdam in May 2019! Register now!

Tropen Museum

The event will take place on Monday, 13th of May, in Amsterdam at the Impact Hub, Linnaeusstraat 2C, 1092 CK Amsterdam.

It will be followed by a 4 day Sprint in Bennekom, Nivon House Bosbeek, Bosbeekweg 19-21, 6721 MH Bennekom

During the Sprint there will be a 2 day Developer's training: Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May from 09.30 till 4.30 pm.  

CiviCamps are one day events covering everything related to CiviCRM. They are a great opportunity to learn...

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13 February, 2019
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Learn all the basics of CiviVolunteer 2.0 in this online training course, The Essentials of CiviVolunteer offered by Cividesk on Thursday, February 21st at 9 am PT / 10 am MT/ 12 pm ET.

Click here to register now for this informative class, since class size is kept small to allow for questions and classes do fill quickly.

Contact Cividesk training manager and instructor, Susan Engeman with any questions about this session or any of our other CiviCRM online training classes.


11 February, 2019
Filed under CiviCamp, Training

CiviCamp is coming to Leeds in May 2019!

As part of this event, we are also holding two-day administrator training.

  • Administrator training: Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd May, 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • CiviCamp: Friday May 3rd, 9.15am to 4.30pm

These will take place at St George’s Crypt, Great George Street, LS1 3BR, which is only a short walk from Leeds rail station.

CiviCamps are one day events covering everything related to CiviCRM. They are a great opportunity to learn about CiviCRM and what it can do for your organisation, meet other CiviCRM users, partners and Core Team members and gather their feedback, learn advanced strategies for managing your online database, ask any questions you might have, share tips and build connections!

This event will offer the opportunity to meet the CiviCRM community and share experiences and knowledge with other...

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08 February, 2019
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Learn how to manage membership renewals in CiviMember in the online session brought to you by Cividesk, "Managing a Membership Renewal Campaign".

You will learn best practices for making online membership renewal easier for members and how you can better prepare for and track this process using other modules in CiviCRM. This 2 hour training session is the next step in furthering your knowledge of CiviMember and is the companion course to the "Fundamentals of Membership Management".

Join Cividesk on Tuesday February 12th at 9 am MT/10 am CT/11 am ET for this informative online training. Register for this online course in order to ensure your spot. Please note, we do not offer recorded versions of our classes.


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18 January, 2019
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Would you like to gather specific information about your contacts, such as their dietary preferences when they register online for an event or industry information when an organization signs up for a membership? Or maybe you need to create a newsletter sign-up form for your website.

Register for the Cividesk training "Customize your Database with Custom Fields and Profiles" this Tuesday, January 22nd, 10 am - 12 pm MT and learn how to make all of this happen in CiviCRM!

This online training session is the next step after our beginner level classes, and will give you the instruction necessary to create custom fields according to best practices and use profiles to capture information from your constituents that is unique to your organization. In short, you'll customize your...

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12 January, 2019
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Get in shape with CiviCRM in the New Year!  Cividesk is offering an unique opportunity for new CiviCRM users with a one-week online training package of our Fundamentals of CiviCRM courses for a discounted rate.

This offer is so popular, classes sold out for the week of January 14th . . . but we have extended the promotion and added another session the week of January 28th.

Choose any four or all five of our CiviCRM Fundamentals classes designed for new users (Contacts, Membership, Events, Contributions, Mass Emailing) and receive a 20% discount on your registration. A great way to quickly train new staff or refresh your CiviCRM skills!

Sign up now as classes are filling quickly and you don't want to miss out!

Contact Cividesk training manager...

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07 December, 2018
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Take your event management to the next level with this Cividesk on-line training session designed for current users of CiviCRM on Tuesday, December 11th  at 10 am MT/ 11 am CT/ 12 pm ET. This course is an excellent follow-up to the Fundamentals of Event Management class taught by Cividesk.

We use several concrete event examples to discuss some of the more complex features in CiviCRM for customizing your event registration. We'll go in depth with price sets, profiles and different registration options so you will leave the class feeling confident to create any event in CiviCRM and successfully manage the "before" and "after" event logistics.

Click here to learn more about Organizing Successful Events and/or register to attend. Please contact Cividesk training manager and class instructor, Susan Engeman with any...

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03 December, 2018
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Cividesk is offering the Fundamentals of Membership Management training session for new users on Wednesday, December 5th starting at 11 am PT/ 12 pm MT/ 2 pm ET.  This training class will help you get started using the membership module by learning how configure membership types, create an online membership sign-up page, track current and expired members, create a membership report and much more.  

Click here to register and pay for this 2-hour live instruction training session. 

Questions? Email Cividesk training manager and class instructor, Susan Engeman.