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Cividesk strongly advocates for community participation and collaboration to work on maintaining continued progress and improvement of CiviCRM. We pride ourselves on being involved in several aspects of ongoing projects and needs. 2018 has been an eventful year and we are happy to report that we have contributed to CiviCRM in a variety of ways:

1. Report and fix bugs...

Non-profit organizations are under intense financial scrutiny - they must show accountability through the willingness to explain actions to stakeholders, and must be transparent by publishing critical financial data about the organization. These two tasks, however, can become exceedingly difficult if multiple systems are used to track financial information without regular reconciliation....

Cividesk customers have an array of resources and services included in their subscription. However, many customers do not know what these are, how to access them or who to contact with questions.

We have therefore created an Account Status page that will show the following information (and more):

  • Your main contacts at Cividesk and the types of questions they...

Donation levels can assign voting rights

You might consider CiviMember to be simply a tool that allows people to join and/or sponsor your organization, but it can actually be used in many different ways. We talked previously about using membership tools to track sponsors helping kids...

Your CiviCRM database is the central hub of your nonprofit's fundraising efforts, membership and contact management, event organization and other important ongoing initiatives. Because of its integral role in your organization, your database requires ongoing maintenance to ensure optimum performance. With nonprofit constituent mobility and employee turnover at an all-time high, data can...

A CiviCRM Rebirth

An interview with Restoring the Foundations Ministry

Restoring the Foundations Ministry (RTF) is an integrated approach to biblical healing, with over 200 teams around the globe providing training and personal ministry to churches and people seeking help. The mission of the...

One registration. One payment. Multiple events!

What would you say if we told you that CiviCRM can be configured to manage multi-day or multi-event registrations and payments for a single contact? It's true! Here's how we configured CiviCRM to manage an organization annual fundraiser by creating a way for their members to register for multiple events during a...

Since 1989, WISCIENCE (the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement) collaborates with educators from all levels to create model programs, courses, events, projects, resources, forums for dialogue, and other solutions that help broaden participation in science and make science education and mentoring more...

Your CiviCRM database is the central hub of your nonprofit's fundraising efforts, membership and contact management, event organization and other important ongoing initiatives. Because of its integral role in your organization, your database requires ongoing maintenance to ensure optimum performance. With nonprofit constituent mobility and employee turnover at an all-time high, data can...

Use “Campaigns” to manage trade missions
 

Most people use CiviCampaign as a tool to manage fundraising or advocacy campaigns because CiviCampaign is one of the transversal components of CiviCRM that allows you to link together events, activities, mailings and contributions under one umbrella in order to track progress toward a goal. So if you think outside the...

Let's say you have a registration profile you are using for an event in which you are collecting both the home and work addresses for an individual. As you can see in the screenshot below, without headers, it is hard to see where the fields related to the personal information end and where the fields related to the professional information begin.

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The segmentation of your database is key for better communication with your constituents. A common segmentation process is to organize your contacts by gender (Female/Male). Let's say you are hosting a Women in Business luncheon where only women can attend the event. In this case, you want to make sure you send the invitation for this event only to the female contacts of your database...

Chase the Music gives children battling critical conditions love, hope, strength and joy. They do this with original music - composed and performed just for the children.

The impact of Chase the Music programs begins with the child. The children (for whom they write and perform) are undergoing situations that no child should....

The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) is the country's premiere organization for French-American business, providing members access to educational corporate events, high-level speakers, and exceptional networking opportunities.

The FACC-NY supports strong economic relations between France and the United States, and promotes...

CiviCRM uses mapping and geocoding service providers such as Google to display event location maps and geocode addresses to enable proximity searches. The use of API keys was optional until changes (as detailed HERE) recently went into effect in the Google Maps Platform.

NOTE:...

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