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Cividesk is proud to be an active contributor to the CiviCRM community since 2011. We contribute to the project every month with new code, code fixes, by hosting events and more.

Most recently, Cividesk added a new functionality which gives CiviCRM users the ability to print a contribution receipt directly from the User Dashboard. Until now, only the invoice could be...

Allow registration status for "Not attending"

An organization holds regular committee meetings using CiviEvent to track the participants. To make sure the committee members register in advance so that meeting plans can be made accordingly, the organization sends several reminders prior to the event. 

But some members would like to be able to express their...

Email is a vital tool to engage and maintain long-term relationships with your constituents.

CiviCRM helps protect your sending reputation in several ways:

  • An unsubscribe or opt-out token is required to send any mass email
    If you hide the unsubscribe option, your contacts are more likely to hit the spam button. *The opt-out button...

In Full Swing with CiviCRM

The mission of The First Tee of Denver is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially and physically through the game of golf. The First Tee offers group lessons where students learn not only golf, but core values that...

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 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...

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 a Cividesk Account page that shows 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...

In "Data Hygiene: How to Keep Data Clean and Healthy!", we spoke in general terms of the basic steps you need to take to keep your data clean and healthy. In this blog post, we outline 5 simple steps that will keep your contact data squeaky clean!

  1. Standardize...

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 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 box, there are other...

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...

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