Recent blog entries

Coming back from the Calgary CiviCamp and Sprint, I started reflecting on this fantastic experience and what it takes to create a CiviCRM community. This prompted me to share some thoughts about what makes these events so positive and memorable for all attendees and specifically our end-users.

If you have been connected with CiviCRM for some time, you might have noticed a significant...

Use the Membership module to manage Sponsor/Student Relationships
 

This is an example of how you can use the membership module of CiviCRM called "CiviMember," for managing sponsorships for students seeking continuing education rather than the traditional use for managing memberships!
The organization main need is to track the relationship and the financial support between...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)1 went into effect on May 25, 2018 in the EU with a global impact: any organization ...

Cividesk was very pleased to be part of CiviCamp Bay Area 2018 that took place on May 3rd at Preservation Park in Oakland, CA. It had been nearly 2 years since a CiviCRM event took place near San Francisco, the birthplace of our favorite Constituents Relationship Management (CRM) solution.
The event gathered 60+ people for a...

Cividesk is proud to be an active contributor to the CiviCRM community since 2011. We contribute to the project every month with new code, code fixes, by hosting events and more.

Most recently, Cividesk added a very helpful functionality that displays the relationships of a contact by order of preference. This allows you to customize which relationship types should be seen at the top...

Picture this: You walk into the office one morning and log into CiviCRM to check on the latest contributions you received and you are taken aback by the hundreds (maybe even thousands) of failed contributions that were submitted over night! Public forms that accept credit card information are often targeted by robots attempting to process stolen credit card numbers in order to check their...

Contributions with the status of "Pending (Incomplete Transaction)" signal failed payments and should only appear when you are using an off-site payment processor like PayPal. The contributor may have made multiple attempts to process the payment and decided to abandon the transaction or to send an alternative form of payment.

To find contributions with a status of "Pending (...

Spring membership drives are in full swing so it is important to know how to effectively launch your membership renewal campaign from within CiviCRM. With that in mind, be sure you are taking advantage of the "Scheduled Reminders" feature! It is a great tool to make sure each member receives a timely email from the system reminding them that their membership is about to expire...

Using CiviCRM to Promote Animal Rescue

An interview with Mary Ann Bopp, Development Director of Pets Alive

Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue organization, with the mission to improve the lives of companion animals through rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and...

In celebration and recognition of International Women's Day 2018 that took placd on March 8, Cividesk backed 12 new loans in 12 different countries on Kiva.org to support various industries and purposes for women-driven initiatives. Each loan was matched...

Checksum tokens generate personalized links* that allow users to be identified when interacting with your website without logging in! When users click on a checksum link, they are directed towards a standalone profile, contribution or event page where any contact information already in the database will auto-populate. This saves...

We are happy to announce that the HelpTab extension is available to all our customers as part of the default configuration of their CiviCRM.

The HelpTab extension provides contextual help for CiviCRM: on any back-office CiviCRM page a little tab appears on the right side of your screen. Clicking on that tab will bring up a list of articles related to this page, clicking...

Giving Back is a cornerstone of the Cividesk company culture. In addition to offering pro-bono services to qualifying organizations, we consistently fund loans for deserving and underserved small businesses and entrepreneurs across the globe via the Kiva initiative because we too believe that "Dreams are universal. Opportunity is not."

Cividesk now has more than 70 open loans...

To record a "Pending (Pay Later) event registration from the back office, you would begin as you would for any other back office event registration, but there are four key things to remember when creating a "Pending (Pay Later) event registration" - i.e. a registration for which payment has yet to be received (numbers correspond to the screen shot below and should be performed...

Cividesk often does custom development for its customers, and we recently came into multiple requests that involved splitting incoming contributions, but for very different purposes. Let me explain.

One of our customers is a large national organization with regional chapters. Their members subscribe to the national organization, but a large percentage of their membership dues are...

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