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21 November, 2019
Filed under Training

Want to start using CiviEvent, but don't know where to start? You're in luck, Cividesk is offering both of our online CiviEvent online training classes on consecutive days in December!

This is a rare opportunity to participate in the Fundamentals of Event Managment on December 5th, followed by the more advanced training, Organizing Successful Events on December 6th.  We will cover...

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21 November, 2019

There has been a security release for CiviCRM. We recommend you immediately upgrade to one of the following versions:

  • CiviCRM v5.19.2
  • CiviCRM v5.13.7 ESR

In addition to the security fixes, this release includes several bug fixes. 

Below are the security advisories details:

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18 November, 2019

In 1992, there was a little known new thing called the world wide web. By 1995, it was a "thing". Now, what exactly do those quotes do to the word "thing"? And what does this have to do with "entities"?  Cue my favorite programming joke.

Q: What are the two hardest problems in computer programming?

A: Naming things, garbage collection, and off-by-one calculations.

All of that joke is true, but it's the first problem that is the point of this blog post. Because "entity" is just a fancy word for "thing", i.e. coders have the same problem naming some "things" as everyone...

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15 November, 2019
By neil
Filed under Community, Meetups

Come meet others in the San Francisco Bay Area who use and are interested in using CiviCRM.

CiviCRM is a powerful open source CRM used by more than 10,000 non-profits, NGOs and advocacy organizations. Free to download and install, it helps organizations centralize constituent communications, build and...

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15 November, 2019
Filed under Training

Join Cividesk on Wednesday, Nov. 20th at 3 pm PT/ 4 pm MT/ 6 pm ET / Nov. 21st at 10 am AEDT for this 2-hour online training session, the Fundamentals of Mass Emailing, that will provide in depth instruction on how to emailing in CiviCRM. 

Learn how to create mailing lists, send a mailing in traditional CiviMail, configure a newsletter sign-up form for your website, and use the Mosaico extension to create and send a monthly newsletter.  

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14 November, 2019

Following our recent communications to the CiviCRM community regarding our enhanced iATS 1st Pay extension, we are excited to announce the formal release date will be Nov 18th .

With that in mind, we wanted to give you a quick heads up in case you  have questions.

When will the extension be launched?

Monday, November 18th 2019

What is it?

An enhanced CiviCRM Payments extension that not only delivers all of the features and functionality of the existing extension, but also allows users to take advantage of...

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07 November, 2019
Filed under Training

Learn how to "Customize your database with Custom Fields & Profiles" during this 2-hour online training taught by Cividesk on Thursday, November 14th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET. 

Register now to learn how to create custom fields according to best practices, so you can gather and store information about your constituents and better target your communication with them....

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07 November, 2019
Filed under Training

If you are new to CiviCRM and want to learn how to better manage your contacts, register for the Fundamentals of Contact Management on November 12th from 12 to 2 pm MT taught by Cividesk.  This 2-hour online training will get you off to a great start in CiviCRM!

Feel free to email Cividesk training manager and instructor Susan Engeman with any...

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07 November, 2019
Filed under v5.x, Release

CiviCRM version 5.19.0 is now out and ready to download.

Important Notice: There will be a seperate CiviCRM security release in two weeks.

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt and Alice Frumin from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 

The release notes for 5.19.0 can be accessed here.

 

SPECIAL THANKS:

The complete list of 5.19.0...

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03 November, 2019
Filed under Meetups

This is an open invitation to all CiviCRM users in Australia and New Zealand to catch-up and discuss all things CiviCRM. If you are a CiviCRM user, developer or casual user with questions, then you are most welcome to join us.

The meeting is only 1 hour and has a set agenda (depending on number of people attending this may be shortened).

  • Introductions and welcome to new people
  • Discuss what's going on...
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