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02 April, 2019
Filed under Training

Back by popular demand, Cividesk is offering a week of intensive training on the Fundamentals of CiviCRM the week of April 15th - 19th.

This promotion incorporates all of our basics classes: Contacts, Membership, Events, Contributions, Emailing (one class per day) and is an excellent opportunity to quickly train new staff or learn more about a particular module in CiviCRM. 

Sign up for four or more classes that week and receive 10% off each class, or visit our...

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29 March, 2019
The mission of The First Tee of Denver is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially and physically through the game of golf. The First Tee offers group lessons where students learn not only golf, but core values that are incorporated throughout the program, such as honesty and responsibility.
Cividesk recently spoke with Dan Reeves, Director of Operations for The First Tee of Denver about their transition to CiviCRM.
Tell us more about “life before...
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27 March, 2019

Don't forget your sunscreen! The Global Community Summit is coming to Barcelona on October: Register Now!

The site for the upcoming Global Community Summit in Barcelona is published. We are also collecting issues, comments, ideas, requests in the GitLab. If you consider yourself part of the community you should definitely register as...

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25 March, 2019
By ayduns

Do you want to use Civi in multiple languages? This new feature adds more options to enable users to access CiviCRM in their language of choice.

This feature allows admins to configure a list of languages for users to select from and set the language of the CiviCRM interface for their own use.  This translates the CiviCRM interface but does not translate content.  For example, the menus are translated but content and option values (eg Mr/Mrs) are not translated.

Users have a 'Language Switcher' block to make their choice, and the language can be specified in URL's...

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25 March, 2019
By josh
Filed under Statistics, Sustainability

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally managed to post the Core Team’s financials online in a format that not only shows where we’re at but also breaks down our income and expenses over the past 12 months. We’ve maintained project stats online for some time at so it made sense to just add a new tab there. Check it out here. The financials are currently updated each month, and we’ll continue to expand on them as we have capacity.

The purpose of providing...

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24 March, 2019
Filed under Training

Cividesk offers a variety of live instruction online training courses for new and current users of CiviCRM. Join us on April 4th at 10 am MT/12 pm ET for our Organizing a Fundraising Campaign training session that is designed for current users of CiviCRM.

We'll cover the steps necessary to get ready for outreach: cleaning and segmenting your data in CiviCRM, ways to reach out to constituents and how to create an online contribution page to faciliate donations. We also...

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21 March, 2019
Filed under CiviCRM, Tips

One of the questions we occasionally get from our clients concerns how users can search for non-primary emails, addresses, and phone numbers in CiviCRM.  Because so many constituents use different emails for different purposes - one for billing, one for bulk emails, and so forth - it can become a challenge to locate people in your data.  However, we have a couple of suggestions for how you can search across all emails, phone numbers, and addresses.

Option 1: Add Them to Your Search Results

By default, CiviCRM is set to search...

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13 March, 2019
By Eileen
Filed under Extensions


CiviCRM core now offers a Continuous Integration service to partner & member organisations on their extensions. The service will run the unit tests associated with an extension whenever a PR is submitted to that extension. This is similar to the process that runs on core and is driven by jenkins and runs on the same test infrastructure. There are free services that do this (e.g Travis) on github in general but they don’t provide the CiviCRM setup and database environment that is needed to run tests on CiviCRM.



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13 March, 2019
Filed under Training

If you are new to CiviCRM or would like more formal training in the basics of contact management, the Fundamentals of Contact Management offered by Cividesk is the perfect online training session for you. 

Participate in this live 2-hour training session taught by Cividesk on Wednesday, March 20th at 9 am MT/ 10 am CT/ 11 am ET (sorry, recorded versions are not available) and get off to a great start with CiviCRM!  Learn all the basics of managing contacts, the relationships between them, searching, reporting and how to segment your...

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08 March, 2019
By nicol

Late last year CiviCRM won some seed funding from Mozilla’s MOSS fund to support the core team, and also research our community priorities. We're focussing on two questions connected to CiviCRM’s future growth and sustainability:

  • how do non-profits chose their CRM? what would make them consider and chose CiviCRM or not?
  • how well do users of CiviCRM in languages other than English interact with CiviCRM and what should we focus on improving?

There’s a lot of possible answers to the...

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