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03 October, 2019
Filed under Training

Want to learn more about the CiviVolunteer extension for CiviCRM that makes it easy to manage and track volunteers, whether it be an on-going volunteer project or a specific event?

Register for the Essentials of CiviVolunteer, a 2-hour live training session on Tuesday, October 8th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET brought to you by Cividesk.  (Sorry but recorded versions are not available.) ...

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25 September, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering our most popular online class at a time that also accomodates participants from Australia & New Zealand.

The Fundamentals of Contact Management will be held on October 3rd at 2 pm PT/ 3 pm MT/ October 4th at 7 am AEST/ 9 am NZST. This two hour interactive training is recommended for those getting started in CiviCRM and will introduce you to best practices for managing your contacts.

Join Cividesk training manager...

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23 September, 2019
By MickC
Filed under Meetups

Come along to the third meetup of 2019, a workshop style session discussing challenges submitted by attendees in advance. 

As suggested by attendees in the last meetup, there's more to explore on the theme of contacts including Relationships and how they could be used to segment lists for email marketing, Households and more.

Suggested topics from the following items:

  • Relationships - types, setup, usage
  • ...
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19 September, 2019
Filed under Training

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about managing membership renewal during the 2-hour online training class, Organizing a Membership Renewal Campaign, offered by Cividesk on Wednesday, September 25th at 11 am PT/ 12 pm MT/ 2 pm ET.

Cividesk instructor Susan Engeman will carefully guide you through the steps necessary to manage this important aspect of your membership drive. 


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18 September, 2019
Filed under Community, Meetups


This is an open invitation for everyone in the Asia/Pacific region to join other Australians, New Zealanders etc. on-line 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.


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13 September, 2019
Filed under Extensions

We are pleased to release the new stripe extension version 6.0 just in time for the implementation of the new European PSD2 payments directive that enters into force on the 14th September.

The new release uses the Stripe Elements library which simplifies PCI compliance and allows SAQ-A certification for most sites. The extension now supports 3d secure and other client-side authentication/validation methods.


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13 September, 2019

Thank you again to all who participated in our Summer Survey. We are currently reviewing the results and already have some exciting ideas that we hope to present to the community soon, so watch this space!


 We have a Winner


We would like to congratulate Larry Kuttner, IT Manager at Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, who is our lucky winner of a $500.00 donation to the non-profit organization of his choice.

If you would like to know more about the wonderful work NESEA does, you can check them out here:...

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12 September, 2019
By DaveD
Filed under Tips

Credit goes to other people but I wanted to point out a new setting now available as of 5.17.0 that should speed up most sites. At worst it should have no effect. It's like that button on traffic light poles - you press it and sometimes it does nothing but sometimes the light changes faster. Either way you're no worse off, except they now have your fingerprints on file.

For the impatient, just add this line to your civicrm.settings.php file: define('CIVICRM_TEMPLATE_COMPILE_CHECK', FALSE);  It's described at this link in the...

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11 September, 2019
Filed under CiviMobile, API, CiviCRM, Extensions

As the CiviMobile version numbers continue to increment, the user experience of the mobile application improves with exponential growth. Members of NGOs and nonprofits are no longer office bound by a desktop CiviCRM application. What they have instead is a core CiviCRM functionality at their fingertips every time and everywhere. Our new release of CiviMobile 4.1 further refines the app introducing custom field functionality, among other updates.

What Is New

Custom Fields

Developed with focus on...

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11 September, 2019
By josh

In conjunction with the website transition, we’ve undertaken a revision of the CiviCRM brand and messaging, as well as an overhaul of the site’s content. Likely the lowest hanging fruit is the CiviCRM logo, so that effort has shown the most progress to date. This post, in fact, is a summary of the effort and its result, as well as a request for feedback.

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