Recent blog entries

Cividesk is happy to launch a refreshing new series of video tutorials that will help you master your CiviCRM skills in minutes! 

Cividesk customers can access the CiviMinutes tutorials as part of their service plan by navigating to the Desk from their CiviCRM instance, then clicking on the Video Tutorials icon.

Go there now to check out the first two episodes: "Mailing Labels"...

As part of our service plan we have planned a major CiviCRM upgrade in the coming weeks. As usual, this upgrade will bring many new features including:

  • a brand new, more modern user interface
  • improvements to fundraising:
    • support for partial payments, including editing by end-users
    • more controls over Authorize,net receipting
    • custom data sets can...

Enabling reCAPTCHA on Profiles 

While using the Internet you have probably stumbled across many CAPTCHAs. CAPTCHAs are the tools that make you enter a word, solve a math problem, pick a picture, etc. to prove you are a human. CAPTCHAs are an important defense against SPAM bots (automated SPAM creators) from filling out forms on your site.  

CiviCRM uses Google'...

2019 is long over, however the CiviCRM Core Team wanted to do a brief recap of what they have accomplished throughout the year as well as present their priorities for 2020.
Since 2016, the Core Team has largely scaled down its operation in order to balance its budget and continue to transition to a community driven and funded project. Now that we've reached some financial balance, our...

The regular fees layout form provides a list of price levels from which a donor or a registrant must select a single option, for example:

  • Select the platinum donor option for $1,000 or the gold donor option for $500
  • Select the member fee for $50 or the non-member fee for $100 

Each regular fee option is configured with a label and an amount, you can select a...

Cividesk is very proud to have contributed more than 500 hours to CiviCRM's open source initiatives in 2019! 

Cividesk strongly advocates for community participation and collaboration to continuously maintain and improve CiviCRM. In addition to servicing a wide range of clients from many different sectors of the non-profit world, we pride ourselves on being involved...

Free event, multiple sessions with limited seats and multiple participant registration?

One of our clients organizes conferences on a regular basis. These conferences are free and feature multiple sessions to choose from, each with their own participant limits - e.g. the morning panel takes place in the ballroom that seats 400 people, but the afternoon fundraising...

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education. It includes over 1,000 members devoted to the...

Every few years we consider large scale changes to our infrastructure in order to leverage new offerings or technologies for the benefit of our clients.

For example, a few years ago we transitioned our technology infrastructure from our "classic" provider to Amazon AWS and the scalability and global reach of Amazon enabled us to support the growth of our client base, diversify our...

Ever wished that the CiviCRM contact dashboard could be configured to display (or not display) information specific to your organization's needs? 

A powerful extension in development by Cividesk will allow you to replace any hard coded fields for related contacts with profiles that contain only those fields that you wish to see. Once the extension is fully developed and installed, you...

Connecting, Engaging and Tracking Members with CiviCRM

The French American Chamber of Commerce – New York (FACC-NY) is part of a national network of FACC chapters that promote business between France and the United States. The FACC–NY is comprised of diverse member businesses and offers a range of programs, providing growth...

Stop Managing Contacts with Multiple Memberships Manually

CiviCRM was not specifically programed to handle multiple memberships for the same contact. For example, if a contact with multiple memberships renews online, CiviCRM will renew the original (oldest) membership record and will disregard any other memberships. As a result, organizations that allow multiple memberships have...

Empower your internal teams with activities

You've been working with CiviCRM for a while and have come to realize what an invaluable tool it has become to manage your membership and donor base. You know the ins and outs of price sets for your next event configuration, you are already...

CiviCRM is shipped with a lot of useful core reports - report templates can be used to create different report instances to query your data. There is also a very useful third party extension called "Extended Reports" that includes additional report templates that provide more flexibility and complexity.

Cividesk has contributed back a lot of improvements made to both core reports and...

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