10 September, 2014
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Cividesk is offering additional on-line training session dates in September to accomodate requests from the community.  The two hour on-line classes are designed for new users or those looking to take a refresher course.  Click here to learn more about class curriculum or on a link below to register for a specific course.

Contact management session - September 12th, 9:00 am MST

Event management session - September 17th, 9:00 am MST

Membership management session - September 23rd, 9:00 am MST

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24 August, 2014
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Cividesk will offer on-line CiviCRM training sessions in September on Contacts, Events and Contribution management.  All sessions are two hours in length and are designed for new users or as a refresher course for those already working in CiviCRM.  

Contact Management: September 9th, 9:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain Standard Time) Click here to register. 

Event Management: September 17th, 9:00 - 11:00 am (MST)  Click here to register.

Contribution Management:  September 24th, 9:00 - 11:00 am (MST) Click here to register.

 

21 August, 2014
By Stoob
Filed under Documentation, Training

CiviTeacher organizes clear and concise videos into a portable and searchable training library.

Last September CiviTeacher launched with 14 published videos. I promised to make at least one new screencast per week until the end of 2013 and I delivered. Today CiviTeacher offers 53 videos, is still growing... and is the only available service of its kind. Rates start as low as $15/month or $150/year USD. I've learned a lot about making useful content for beginners as well as advanced users.

I consider CiviTeacher to be financially self-sustaining, although not a replacement for my job as an independent consultant (yet). Given the small, budget-conscious marketplace of CiviCRM users, I'm pleasantly surprised by the number of organizations who subscribed. Speaking of subscribers, who uses CiviTeacher?

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12 August, 2014
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During the last two weeks of August, Cividesk will be offering all four training classes:  Contacts, Membership, Events and Contributions.   Each on-line session is two hours in length and classes are kept small in size to allow for Q & A.  Click on the link below to learn more about the curriculum for each session, specific class dates and times on our calendar, and to register for one or all of the classes.  

This is a great opportunity for new users to quickly become familiar using CiviCRM or if you are a current user, a cost-effective way to train new staff.  

Contact Management with CiviCRM - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Membership Management with CiviCRM - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Event Management with CiviCRM - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Contribution Management with CiviCRM - Thursday, August 28, 2014

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11 July, 2014
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Want to learn how to use CiviCRM/PowerBase to raise more money for your mission? Then join PTP On July 31 and August 1 in Baltimore. We'll spend two days learning how to be more effective in raising money. This training will help you develop an integrated grassroots fundraising approach for your organization. Progressive Technology Project has been working with grassroots organizations to help them raise money for their organization in an effective, integrated manner.

Sign up to register now.

Just a few months ago we worked with an organization that wanted to raise $15,000 in 5 days! They had only been using PowerBase for a few days. Together, we went to work. We set up PowerBase and customized their contribution and email templates. They also trained with us on PowerBase. The result? They raised ...
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28 April, 2014

After having worked with CiviCRM for going on a year, I was excited to see the community around the project and learn more about others who are using CiviCRM. Initially, I questioned the risk vs. reward of traveling 3000 miles across the country and leaving my new business for so many days. As the time drew closer and I started digging deeper into the session descriptions I began to get excited.

Flying to Civicon San Francisco 2014

 

Background

For the past 10 years, I have been working with businesses in the For Profit sector to develop and implement CRM’s and Business Management software. A year ago I started my own business offering web development and cloud based software integration for non-profit organizations. I saw a large need for data management in the nonprofit sector and one of our first large clients brought up a...

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10 March, 2014

Going to the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in DC this week?  Join us at several CiviCRM community events!

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04 March, 2014

As part of the the CiviCRM community, you’ve accomplished so much over the last eight years.  You’ve helped build CiviCRM up from a simple contact management and email platform to a CRM that is uniquely able to serve the needs of nonprofits -- with support for volunteer coordination, event management, advocacy campaigns, and more.  Alongside ambassadors and implementers, you’ve grown the CiviCRM community to include over 8,000 organizations.

As the project has changed and grown, the needs of everyone in the CiviCRM ecosystem have done the same.  Nonprofit staff need training to make use of CiviCRM’s extensive features.  Implementers and developers need the growing codebase to be stable, secure, and compatible with a wide array of CMS versions.

CiviCRM needs a sustainable source of additional revenue to cover the management and engineerng resources required to meet these needs.  ...

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19 February, 2014
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It's starting to thaw here in DC now, so I'd like to bring you thoughts of spring—specifically a series of CiviCRM trainings to help you and your colleagues get the most out of your system.  My colleague Jane Hanley and I are gearing up for a busy season of programs.

In addition to full two-day user and administrator trainings in Washington, DC and Atlanta, we're also starting a new cycle of specialized trainings for super users, Drupal and WordPress integration features, and components like CiviEvent,...

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04 February, 2014

Now that the holidays are behind us, I wanted to share some of the exciting developments brewing in Civi-world for 2014.

Growing the Community

For most of our history CiviCRM has relied on word-of-mouth rather than traditional "marketing" to drive our growth. This has worked amazingly well, but we think that we can do even better with a more focused effort, and especially by encouraging our wonderfully diverse community members to 'toot their horns'. To that end, a group of CiviCRM partners has formed a marketing team which will be driving a number of initiatives this year.

Some initial plans include:

  • provide a "map" of CiviCRM implementations around the world
  • add "empowered by CiviCRM" tags to online campaigns and events
  • engage public relations experts to help get Civi into the media more often
  • support users and implementers in evangelizing at sector conferences...
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