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20 June, 2019
Filed under Training

The Fundamentals of Mass Emailing is designed for new CiviCRM users who want to get started learning all of the basics of CiviMail and how to create responsive templates for mass emailing using the Mosaico extension.

Join Cividesk's virtual classroom on June 26th from 10 am to 12 pm MT/ 12 - 2 pm ET for this informative online training session led by Cividesk training manager Susan Engeman


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18 June, 2019
By Eileen
Filed under Sprints

Last week saw the first CiviCRM sprint in New York city. For those new to the community or open source software sprints are probably a bit of a strange concept. I know I sometimes struggle to explain them to border control agents as I enter the US.... But really a sprint is just a way to take time out of your day to day work life to learn, meet people and collaborate and to see a bit about how CiviCRM works behind the scenes. They are usually pretty casual and the vibe and focus can vary a lot - from large sprints...

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14 June, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk has received many requests from CiviCRM users in Australia and New Zealand for online training courses that are held at a time that works for them. In an effort to better serve our CiviCRM friends on the other side of the globe, we are now offering more variety in our class times to make sure all students have the opportunity to participate in our online live instruction training sessions.

Upcoming classes include:

Fundamentals of Contact...

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12 June, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk is offering our intermediate Events online training class, "Organizing Successful Events" this Tuesday, June 18th starting at 10 am MT/12 pm ET.

This 2-hour class is designed to help you learn how to configure a more complex event in CiviCRM and accurately track registrants and payment. Whether it's a fundraising gala dinner, a golf tournament or an annual conference, you will learn about registration options and how to configure a price set and profiles that...

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11 June, 2019
Filed under Community

After seven long months and over 35 conference calls, 65 Loomio threads, 15 Google Documents and 2 PowerPoint docs, we are done!

Firstly, I want to say thank you to my fellow members of the Establishment Committee for being such a diligent, collaborative and positive group of people to work with - Pete’s pragmatism, Erik’s philosophical musings and Andrew’s clarity of thought give a taste of what it has been like to wade through this phase of the CiviCRM project. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time we have been working together!

And it has been a challenge, with many...

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09 June, 2019
Filed under GSoC


GSoC is not something which can be hidden from a developer who is passionate about programming so I have heard a lot about GSoC through social media posts, and also from my colleagues and seniors from my college. From first year of my college I have been lot involved in Open Source.

Data Processor

I am currently working on Data Processor Extension as my GSoC project. Extension was originally created by Jaap who is also my GSoC mentor.
Data Processor allows users to create customs searches on multiple data...

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08 June, 2019
Filed under Training

If you are new to CiviCRM and want to better understand how to manage your contacts, the relationships between them, searching, creating groups and tags, activities and reporting, then register for this fundamentals class on Contact Management this Wednesday, June 12th at 9 am MT/11 am ET. 

This 2-hour online training brought by Cividesk will introduce you to many of the basic features for managing contacts in CiviCRM. 

Feel free to contact Cividesk training...

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07 June, 2019
Filed under v5.x, Release
CiviCRM version 5.14.0 is now out and ready to download. 
Starting from this CiviCRM release:
  • The minimum supported PHP version is 7.0. 
  • The recommended PHP version is 7.2.
If you cannot upgrade your environment to the supported PHP version, consider using CiviCRM...
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31 May, 2019
Filed under Training

Learn all the basics of managing your contributions in CiviCRM: recording, searching, reporting and effectively communicating with your donors.

This 2-hour online class on the Fundamentals of Contribution Management taught by Cividesk is designed to introduce you to many of the features in CiviContribute and help you get off to a good start with best practices for managing this critical part of your organization.  


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29 May, 2019
Filed under CiviCamp, Community

Maandag 13 mei was het zover. Mijn eerste CiviCamp. Ik werk inmiddels al een paar jaar met CiviCRM en het leek me goed om wat meer betrokken te zijn bij de community. Ik vond het wel spannend. Ik heb immers geen verstand van ICT, ik heb een sociale opleiding gedaan. Ik ben coördinator van een maatjesproject en gebruik CiviCRM om vast te leggen wie maatje van wie is. We zijn een kleine organisatie met slechts twee parttime medewerkers, maar ik zou mijn werk niet kunnen doen zonder CiviCRM.

Bij binnenkomst merkte ik een ontspannen sfeer van ons-kent-ons. Ik zag veel mannen met laptops...

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