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12 July, 2018
Filed under Training

Learn to use and effectively manage CiviVolunteer 2.0, a CiviCRM extension, in this two hour on-line training course taught by Cividesk.

Click here for more info about this July 25th session and to register. Class size is kept small to allow time for questions, so register soon!

Please email Cividesk training manager, Susan Engeman with any questions. 

 

 

10 July, 2018
Filed under Tools, Tips, Training

Last year at #17NTC, I met a consultant who reminded me of the dreaded phone call, “Hey, a colleague referred me to you and I want to get a quote for moving to CiviCRM.” Those phone calls are often challenging, as the client hasn’t done much in the way of organizing their needs and helping us help them.

Since that time, the consultant (Betsy Block at B3 Consults) and her partners (Public Profit) released a toolkit funded by the SH Cowell Foundation to help our...

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09 July, 2018
Filed under Training

Several spots are still left for the on-line Fundamentals of Contact Mangement training taught by Cividesk on Tuesday, July 10th from 4 to 6 pm MDT (Denver, Colorado). Please note this special time to accomodate CiviCRM users in Australia and New Zealand (training will be on Wednesday July 11th for users in that time zone).

Click here for more information and to pay/register for this  training session on managing contacts in CiviCRM designed for new users. 

Please email...

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09 July, 2018
Filed under CiviCamp, Training

As part of the UK CiviCamp event in October, we are also offering two-day Administrator Training and two-day Residential Developer Training on CiviCRM.

  • Administrator Training: October 3rd and 4th, 9am to 5pm
  • Developer Training: October 8th and 9th, 9am to 5pm

The Administrator Training is for users who want to upskill and have more control over their CiviCRM database, to better understand the components and how to customise the site. It’s also useful for organisations who...

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05 July, 2018
Filed under Release
This latest CiviCRM 5.3 release is now ready to download. Please also note the important information for the upcoming security release.
 

RELEASE NOTES:

Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.3 can be accessed here.
 
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29 June, 2018
Filed under Community

Another bright and breezy day in Edinburgh for our 3rd meet up; a brilliant afternoon programme and we were a good mix of non-users, users and our expert developer Marcus.  

Marcus gave us an overview of CiviCRM and demonstrated its powerful capabilities immediately available...

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27 June, 2018

Just because your nonprofit's email communications are interesting to you (the person who most likely created them!) doesn't mean they will be interesting to your community. Is your call to action clear? Is your imagery inspiring and connected to your content?

Remove the guesswork from your email marketing strategy by using CiviCRM's A/B email testing feature.

Through A/B testing you can evaluate:

  • Subject lines
  • From lines
  • Entirely different messages

We do recommend that you only use this feature if you have at least 1,000...

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27 June, 2018

Your nonprofit doesn't have just one fundraising strategy. You have many. Think events, donor letters and appeals, e-newsletter blasts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Each of these strategies typically targets a specific segment of your community, even if the funds raised impact the same budget line.

Your CRM system should make it easy to tie together and understand the effectiveness of your efforts. Fortunately, if you are using CiviCRM you get that functionality out-of-the-box with CiviCampaign. With CiviCampaign you can tie together events, mailings, activities, and...

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27 June, 2018

We all give to causes because we care, but we may care more about the person who's asking us than the cause our money is going to. That's completely fine and completely normal. Nowadays nearly one-third of all online donations come from peer-to-peer campaigns, which are especially effective for Millenials and Gen X. 

Jumping into peer-to-peer fundraising could provide your organization with some beautiful opportunities; however, you might not be ready. Fortunately, you have options directly out-of-the box with CiviCRM for easily collecting honorary, memorial, and celebratory gifts...

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13 June, 2018
Filed under Extensions, Sprints

CiviRules 2.0 is now available for you all!

We (Jaap Jansma, Klaas Eikelboom and me) are about to complete a little CiviRules sprint of 2 days (funded by CiviCooP). We have fixed quite a few issues, closed some that we thought were not applicable any more, introduced a few new conditions and actions and updated the documentation. And we are about to round it off with the new release CiviRules 2.0 and moving our repository to the CiviCRM GitLab server. We expect to do this tonight or tomorrow morning.

So what is new in...

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