Recent blog entries

1. Text Over Images 

Many email users have their email client (e.g. Outlook, Apple Mail, Gmail) set to show text until they explicitly allow images. This means that the first look your email recipients have of your email is text only. Make a good impression with this. As an added bonus, this helps with not being considered SPAM and makes your email useful for those...

Colorado Youth at Risk (CYAR) empowers teenage students to make life choices that positively impact their future through community-based mentoring and intensive training.

Colorado Youth at Risk aims to reduce the number of high school dropouts, match students with an adult mentor and provide students with a sense of the future and...

Streamlining Membership and Abstract Management

with Drupal and CiviCRM

Interview with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

The mission of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology is the prevention of blindness through education and cultural exchange among...

At Cividesk, we are always eager to provide more services to our customers. Cividesk is unique in the CiviCRM community because we offer several different online learning opportunities each month such as 30 minute weekly “CiviTips” which focus in-depth on one particular feature and the 2-hour beginner or experienced level courses for those who want to attend a...

At Cividesk, we understand non-profits and know that the end of year fundraising campaign is a critical time of the year for reaching out to past and potential donors. For this reason, we designed our online class, “Managing a Fundraising Campaign with CiviCRM” to focus on what non-profit staff members need to know to run a succesful campaign with CiviCRM. During this class, you will learn all...

You missed the latest CiviTip webinar. That's fine! As a Cividesk customer, you can access the video recordings of the CiviTip sessions we are hosting every week. We will be recording more sessions and adding videos regularly.

This month Featured Video: "How to create Custom Fields"
In addition to pre-built data fields, CiviCRM gives you the power to customize...

CiviCRM has two ways for you to contact your constituents via email: Send Mail to Contact and CiviMail. Though the end result is the same, they are created differently and offer different benefits. During our November Featured CiviTip, we will discuss the difference between Sending an Email and a CiviMail Mailing.

November 30th, 2016...

According to the latest community wide survey that CiviCRM Core Team did earlier this year there is a great need for ongoing training. As CiviCRM is a very rich and powerful CRM for nonprofits, it usually requires some training to optimize its potential and to adapt it to the needs of each organization.

In response to these findings, Cividesk is happy to announce that we will be...

Having a system that helps organizations understand their donors is critical to maximizing the potential of their contributors. When a donor makes a contribution, a significant amount of data is recorded in CiviCRM. Much more than just the date and amount of the contribution.

"Summary Fields" helps us uncover this additional data.

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The Wisconsin Nonprofits Association (WNA) is Wisconsin's statewide membership organization whose mission is to help strengthen Wisconsin’s nonprofits.
We use a number of strategies to accomplish this, including:
- providing public policy information and advocacy on nonprofit issues
- ensuring access to...

Cividesk clients now have access video tutorials such as: "Reporting", "Custom Fields" and "Batch Update via Profile." These are videos of the CiviTip sessions for those who can not make it to the webinar. We will be recording more sessions and adding videos regularly.

How do I access the videos? Simply sign on to the Desk and go to the Video Tutorials...

(Content credit to colemanw blogpost on CiviCRM.org)

One of the top goals for the CiviCRM roadmap is to improve the theming to look good on more websites and devices. Briefly, here's a look at what is happening so far:

DASHBOARD IMPROVEMENTS
As of CiviCRM 4.7.11 the dashboard has a face lift. It loads faster, looks better, and refreshes itself...

The Media Consortium is a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets. Our mission is to amplify independent media’s voice, increase our collective clout, leverage our current audience and reach new ones.  We believe it is possible and necessary to seize the current moment and change the debate in this country.  We...

Beyond the free and Open Source license, the infinite functional richness and intuitive user interface, one of the best aspects of CiviCRM is its strong Community. And nothing gets you closer to our Community than being part of a Sprint. But what is this Community, what is a Sprint, and why should you care?

CiviCRM is a free and Open Source software. You do not have to pay any licensing...

Email is critical for everybody, but even more so for nonprofit organizations as this represents the primary means to spread the word about their mission, showcase their results, and directly or indirectly sollicit the donations that are critical to their very existence.

We know this well at Cividesk, and have created a world-class email infrastructure to make sure we very reliably send...

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