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What's the difference between "Send Mail to Contact" and CiviMail?

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
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM MT

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Featured Video Tutorial: CiviVolunteer

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. We are adding new videos often so check back soon!

Making progress with responsive design improvements

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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:

As of CiviCRM 4.7.11 the dashboard has a face lift. It loads faster, looks better, and refreshes itself automatically so you always have the latest information. And 4.7.13 will include a responsive layout that works great even on tiny screens.

Cividesk presenting at 24th annual fall conference for the Colorado Nonprofit Association

Colorado Nonprofit Association leads, serves and strengthens Colorado’s nonprofit community to improve the quality of life throughout our state. This year will boast the 24th year for the Colorado Nonprofit Association Fall Conference and Exhibition.

Cividesk is proud to be a part of this year's conference by presenting on a topic that most nonprofit organizations need: a CRM!

Featured CiviTip: "Batch Update Via Profiles"

Class Date: September 29, 2016
Do you want to save time? Are you looking for easy ways to be more efficient in CiviCRM? Then this CiviTip is for you!
Learn how to update a large number of records all at once using "Profiles." For example, let's say you would like to make note that a Thank You note has been sent to all attendees of your event. You don't have to go into each individual record to do this. Use a Batch Update and it's done!

CiviCRM Job Board

Announcing CiviCRM Jobs! In an effort to cultivate their passion for community involvement and to create more opportunities to engage people through the use of a software application, CiviCRM has created a simple jobs board. This board is intended to connect organizations with talent within the CiviCRM ecosystem. Job postings are free until August 15th! After that, there will be a nominal fee to post to the board to help fund the ongoing efforts of the Core Team.

CiviCon Colorado - Great conference, great venue!

With around 75 people in attendance, boasting a variety of end users, developers and implementers representing countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and various states from across the US, CiviCon Colorado 2016 was the place to be! Fort Collins, Colorado made for a wonderful backdrop to greet this crowd for workshops, the conference, and the coding sprint that followed. Attendees enjoyed informal gatherings as well as a more formal reception al fresco to enjoy a beautiful Colorado evening with scenic mountain views.