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05 March, 2019
Filed under CiviCRM

Nearly every client with whom we’ve worked over the years has wrestled with how to manage duplicate contacts in their Civi.  Although it’s impossible to eliminate duplicates completely, we do have some tried-and-true suggestions for minimizing them with as little risk as possible.

Creating effective duplicate rules is often more art than science.  You want to hit the sweet spot between removing the possibility that contacts are overwritten incorrectly, and setting the rule so restrictively that contacts are more frequently duplicated than not.

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04 March, 2019
By noah

It's time to take your CiviCRM skills to the next level! Join us for two days of intensive hands-on learning, individual attention from CiviCRM experts and networking with nonprofit peers.

  • Dig into the most popular components of CiviCRM with the guidance of experienced trainers.

  • Learn and practice on an actual database: we give each trainee their own CiviCRM site to work on.

  • Ask questions: you'll have plenty of opportunities.

Get an early-bird discount if you register by March 12.

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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...

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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...

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28 February, 2019

Restoring the Foundations Ministry (RTF) is an integrated approach to biblical healing, with over 200 teams around the globe providing training and personal ministry to churches and people seeking help. The mission of the organization is to offer “hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living.” Jaque Orsi, office administrator at RTF, recently spoke with Cividesk to share her experiences of using CiviCRM. 

What challenges were you experiencing before transitioning...

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26 February, 2019
By MickC
Filed under CiviMember, Members, Meetups

First meetup of 2019, a workshop style session discussing challenges submitted by attendees in advance. 

This session will focus on 'Membership' - we invite participants to 'lead' on a topic, and share your experiences with the group.  Suggested topics from the following items across the event lifecycle:

  • Setting up Memberships
  • Membership Type and Term
  • Pricing and Price sets
  • Individuals vs Organisations, and using relationship
  • Membership Contribution pages, using profiles, payment processing
  • using webforms...
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21 February, 2019

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

 

  • CiviCRM v5.10.3
  • CiviCRM v5.7.4 ESR

In addition to the security fixes, this release includes two regression fixes. 

Below are the security advisories details:

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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.

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13 February, 2019
Filed under Training

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...

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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...

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