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Going for the Gold at CiviCON 2017

It's our pleasure to announce that Cividesk is a Gold Sponsor for this year's CiviCON in St. Louis, MO, North America's largest CiviCRM conference taking place May 8-9. "CiviCRM is the leading open source CRM in the world, powering nearly 11,000 nonprofits and civic sector organizations focused on meaningful impact" and we know it! We strive to actively support things which correspond to our core values and we are thrilled to be a partner with CiviCRM, making such a positive impact on organizations who create change and improve our world.

Successful Learning and Networking at CiviCamp Denver

CiviCamp 2017, formerly known as CiviDay, took place in Denver on February 22. This is a casual gathering that is organized by CiviCRM experts to create a forum to discuss, discover and evaluate topics related to CiviCRM in a relaxed and candid atmosphere. Denver's CiviCamp, organized and hosted by Cividesk, offered a one-day fast track to learning about CiviCRM and improving overall user skills. The event had a great turnout and was an overall success.

Introducing Yashodha Chaku, Cividesk's new Technical Manager

Yashodha has been a member of the CiviCRM core team since the very begining. After graduating from college with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (Pune University), she started working for CiviCRM. She has always been amazed by the sheer amount of enthusiasm and expertise that community members bring to the table and is now excited to be transitioned as part of this amazing community from being a core team member to someone who will work alongside CiviCRM's customers.

St. Louis to host North America's largest CiviCRM conference

The location is set so you can start making travel plans to attend this year's CiviCon in St. Louis!

CiviCRM is the leading open source CRM in the world, powering nearly 11,000 nonprofits and civic sector organizations focused on meaningful impact. As the largest CiviCRM conference in North America, CiviCon St. Louis will showcase the incredible capabilities and community around CiviCRM, offering opportunities and insights into fundraising, communications and overall organizational management.

Help your CRM help you. Learn how to customize CiviContribute!

Discover all of the different features in CiviContribute during this two-hour class “Manage your Donations, Sponsorships and Other Financial Contributions”** designed for new users. We will explore the best ways to manage your contributions through the creation of financial types customized for your organization. You will also learn how to manually add and search for donations in CiviCRM and to create groups to facilitate your outreach activities.

Improvements to language options in CiviCRM

Some may know that CiviCRM operates in many different languages quite effectively. This is a feature receiving consistent improvements, the most recent being the ability for mass emails to identify the spoken language of the mailing recipient.

Until now, there was no effective way for CiviCRM to determine the target language of mail merge tokens when mass emailing. Consequently, many emails would end up with: