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Every few years we consider large scale changes to our infrastructure in order to leverage new offerings or technologies for the benefit of our clients.

For example, a few years ago we transitioned our technology infrastructure from our "classic" provider to Amazon AWS and the scalability and global reach of Amazon enabled us to support the growth of our client base, diversify our...

Ever wished that the CiviCRM contact dashboard could be configured to display (or not display) information specific to your organization's needs? 

A powerful extension in development by Cividesk will allow you to replace any hard coded fields for related contacts with profiles that contain only those fields that you wish to see. Once the extension is fully developed and installed, you...

Connecting, Engaging and Tracking Members with CiviCRM

The French American Chamber of Commerce – New York (FACC-NY) is part of a national network of FACC chapters that promote business between France and the United States. The FACC–NY is comprised of diverse member businesses and offers a range of programs, providing growth...

Stop Managing Contacts with Multiple Memberships Manually

CiviCRM was not specifically programed to handle multiple memberships for the same contact. For example, if a contact with multiple memberships renews online, CiviCRM will renew the original (oldest) membership record and will disregard any other memberships. As a result, organizations that allow multiple memberships have...

Empower your internal teams with activities

You've been working with CiviCRM for a while and have come to realize what an invaluable tool it has become to manage your membership and donor base. You know the ins and outs of price sets for your next event configuration, you are already...

In "Data Hygiene: How to Keep Data Clean and Healthy!", we spoke in general terms of the basic steps you need to take to keep your data clean and healthy. In this blog post, we focus on maintaining streamlined profiles and custom data.

Your organization will create a number of...

CiviCRM is shipped with a lot of useful core reports - report templates can be used to create different report instances to query your data. There is also a very useful third party extension called "Extended Reports" that includes additional report templates that provide more flexibility and complexity.

Cividesk has contributed back a lot of improvements made to both core reports and...

Let your event registrants choose their participant role and automate communication based on their choice

An organization hosts events that can be attended either in person or via teleconference. During the registration process, the registrant chooses the preferred method of attendance. The event manager then needs to send different emails to the participants based on...

Afin de maintenir un leadership en éducation, l’association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO) représente ses membres, défend leurs intérêts et leur offre du perfectionnement continu.

En créant l’ADFO, nous avons mis sur pied une autre instance pouvant revendiquer les droits des francophones. La défense d’une...

Do you send regurlary emails to your contacts to let them know about all of the upcoming events of a particular type (i.e. member only, conference, fundraiser, training, etc.)?

Cividesk has developed an useful extension that allows you to display in an email all the events of a particular type with the start and end dates in a listing format without having to enter each event manually...

As a Cividesk customer you have access to an array of resources and services included in your Cividesk account plan, but have you ever wondered who you should contact when you have a question, who your current users are, or which extensions are installed on your instance of CiviCRM?

You can now find answers to all of these questions in your Cividesk Account page under...

Over the past few months, Cividesk has made improvements and completed bug fixes in report templates as suggested and sponsored by our customers. Not only do all Cividesk clients benefit from these improvements but so does the entire CiviCRM community. We have already contributed these changes to the CiviCRM Core software as part of our committment as a Sustaining Contributor...

How can an event participant keep the relationship with his/her primary member?

Has this happened to you? When an individual registers for an event the relationship with his current employer becomes disabled and is replaced by another employer contact with a similar name!

If so: You should know that this is a typical situation...

The mission of the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) is to engage the Brooklyn Heights community in maintaining and improving the quality of life in the neighborhood.

While preserving the physical fabric of this historic neighborhood has always been essential to our mission, equally and increasingly important is our role as a strong advocate for the...

In "Data Hygiene: How to Keep Data Clean and Healthy!", we spoke in general terms of the basic steps you need to take to keep your data clean and healthy. In this blog post, we focus on minimizing the risk of spam contact and contribution creation.

Any public facing fill-out...

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