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The Fundamdentals of Contribution Management is a 2-hour online training course designed for new users of CiviCRM and taught by Cividesk.
This training course will cover how to customize CiviContribute to work best for your organization and focus on important features. We demonstrate examples in our demo CiviCRM site so you learn how to add new contributions manually, track online donations, search on contributions and create reports, invoices and thank you letters for donors.
Powerbase (the Progressive Technology Project's hosted CiviCRM program) provides a Drupal site for your CiviCRM database, but, even though it's in Drupal, you can't use it for your web site. Your web site must be hosted elsewhere. This approach is becoming increasingly popular as organizations move from Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla to new web site platforms, or simply don't want their web site vulnerabilities to lead to a compromise of their database. Keeping your web site and database at arms length gives...Read more
Would you like to gather information from your contacts that is relevant to your organization when they sign up for an event, membership or make an online donation? Do you have questions about creating an online newsletter sign up?
The upcoming training session "Customize your Database with Custom Fields and Profiles" taught by Cividesk will demonstrate best practices for creating custom fields and how to include those fields in a profile. You will also learn about the many uses of profiles and how this feature can be maximized to improve your organization's efficiency.
I didn’t hide the fact that I’d been feeling daunted by the prospect of the Sprint. Knowing that I’d be the least techie by some way even amongst the non-devs, I was also acutely aware of being a newbie to the community - after a year and a half as a CiviCRM user, I’d only had five weeks of working with Rose Lanigan and learning the basics of implementation. But I needn’t have worried, soon realising that:
a) In any group, someone has to be the least technical. It’s an opportunity to learn and to bring a different perspective.
b) The community is made up of the...Read more
Cividesk will be offering the intermediate level online training, "Organizing Successful Events" designed for current users familiar with CiviEvent on Tuesday, October 16th from 12 pm MT/ 1 pm CT/ 2 pm ET.
This class builds on the Fundamentals of Event Management session and is a good option for those looking to further their understanding of event registration. You will learn best practices for creating price sets and profiles that allow you to configure registration for...Read more
Tadpole has been working with Andrei Mondoc, the developer of CFC, to extend the availability of processors to support memberships. Since memberships typically use Price Sets, this work also allows for Donations that use Price Sets and Line Items within a contribution page. This work was supported by the Seismological Society of America, whose membership structure includes special subscriptions options and access to gated content based...Read more
Chase the Music gives children battling critical conditions love, hope, strength and joy. We do this with original music - composed and performed just for them.
The impact of Chase the Music programs begins with the child. The children (that we write and perform for) are undergoing situations that no child should. The gift of a personal commissioned piece of music is like no other. It's unique and created just for that child. Artists are closely aligned with the child to facilitate the creation of truly meaningful music. This alignment...Read more
If you are new to CiviCRM, you should participate in this 2-hour online training taught by Cividesk on Wednesday, October 10th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET.
The Fundamentals of Contact Management focuses on best practices for managing contacts and the relationships between them. We also cover searching, activities, emailing, merging duplicates, groups and tags, and creating an activity report.
Class size is kept small to allow for questions throughout the session. If...Read more
Do you want to restrict registration to certain events to logged in members only but still have other events open to the public? If the answer to the above question is yes, then this extension is for you. This extension allows you to set a flag to any event so registration is restricted to those that have a current membership.
A custom data set called “Member only event?” Is created once this extension has been installed. The custom data has been set to be used for Events and the option “Is this Custom Data Set public?” is unchecked...