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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10 March, 2016
Filed under Training

Are you a CiviCRM and Drupal Administrator?
In this online training designed for current users of Drupal and CiviCRM, we will learn how CiviCRM and Drupal work together. The benefits of the integration allow you to display CiviCRM data and pages on your website, to collect data from a form on your website, to grant your Drupal users to edit data in CiviCRM database and much more. We will learn about how to implement these benefits using CiviGroup Roles Sync and CiviMember Roles Sync, CiviCRM Webform, Views, Rules and much more.

Get more information and register here for this two-hour class to be held on March 24th at 9:30AM MST.
Questions? Contact steve@cividesk.com or call (866) 670-7165 ext. 105.
Click here to view our calendar of all upcoming on-line classes.

01 March, 2016
Filed under Training

Learn how to better manage your Special Events using CiviCRM.  In this on-line training class designed for current users, we will explore three examples of different special events and the particulars of creating a price set and profile(s) for each event in order to accurately track participants, offer different pricing options and gather specific event related information from registrants.  We will share best practices for registering multiple participants and how to configure your profiles to accommodate the different options. We’ll also discuss how to manage volunteers for an event using CiviVolunteer, configure early bird pricing, and manage a waitlist and participant approval for events.  Register here for this two hour class to be held on March 10th at 12:00 pm MST.  Questions? Contact susan@cividesk.com. Click...

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15 January, 2016
Filed under CiviCon, Meetups, Sprints, Training

Hello! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Angela Bruns and I will be Conference Coordinator for the North American CiviCon 2016 in Fort Collins, CO.  My background is in event planning and volunteer management within Colorado nonprofit organizations and I am excited to be a part of this conference. 

The conference will be held on the Colorado State University campus and is scheduled for May 31 – June 8, 2016.  Trainings will happen May 31 & June 1, the Conference will take place June 2 & 3, and the Sprint will follow on June 4 – 8. Please see the save the date blogpost for some additional information on the event.

We want to make this conference the best it can be this year and are looking for some great volunteers to serve on our conference committees.  If you would like to be a part of planning the 2016 CiviCon, please email me at...

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