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02 November, 2018
Filed under Training

Join Cividesk for this NEW online training session that will introduce the basic concepts of CiviMail and how to use the new Mosaico extension to create a professional and responsive newsletter. 

Click here to register for this one hour training session on November 7th at 10 am MT/11 am CT/12 pm ET.

Contact Cividesk training manager Susan Engeman with any questions about this training session or any of our other online...

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01 November, 2018
By josh
Filed under Community, Sustainability

Contributor Elections

Of the 261 voters in this election, 199 cast ballots.

Those elected are:

  • Allen Shaw, US

  • Claire Williams, UK

  • Erika Bjune, US

  • Kathryn Carruthers, Canada

  • Rose Lanigan, UK

Partner Elections

Of the 62 voters in this election, 49 cast ballots.

Those elected are:

    ...
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31 October, 2018

This month, British Columbians (in Canada) will be voting on whether to adopt proportional representation (PR) when electing their provincial representatives. If they do, they'll be the first province in Canada to do so.

Fair Vote Canada has been advocating for proportional representation in Canada's voting systems for more than 10 years, and I've been working with them for almost as long, using CiviCRM. They've grown into using more and more of CiviCRM's features along with their own growth in numbers, budget and...

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25 October, 2018

If you've heard of stripe you'll know it's a great platform for accepting credit card payments.  If you haven't heard of it and are reading this then you should try it out: https://stripe.com

If you already use Stripe please read to the end and upgrade to 5.0 as soon as possible.

Stripe logoFrom the Stripe website: "Stripe is the best way to accept payments online. Stripe aims to expand...

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25 October, 2018
By josh
Filed under Community

Background

The first annual CiviCRM Governance Summit was held in New Jersey, USA on 25/26 September 2018, attended by 29 people - core team, partners, users and service providers from around the globe.

The major decision of the summit was to create a representative body to help guide the CiviCRM project.  An outline of the structure was produced, but there are many details yet to be resolved so the secondary decision was to create an interim committee, called the Establishment Committee, for the purpose of defining the eventual structure.  

The Establishment...

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25 October, 2018

CiviMobile - a native mobile app for CiviCRM

As we have notified earlier, Agiliway has released a native CiviMobile application to...

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24 October, 2018
Filed under Training

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. 

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24 October, 2018
By jamie
Filed under Extensions

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...

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19 October, 2018
Filed under Training

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.

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19 October, 2018

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...

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