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Restoring the Foundations

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 organization is to offer “hope for healing, freedom from life’s deepest struggles, and renewed purpose for living.” Jaque Orsi, office administrator at RTF, recently spoke with Cividesk to share her experiences of using CiviCRM. 

Milestone Celebration: We've reached 100 loans on Kiva!

It is with great pride that we can announce that we have reached 100 micro-loans provided to deserving initiatives worldwide through Kiva! We are thrilled at the positive impact that this project has provided to so many worthy companies and individuals who are otherwise underserved and underfunded. Knowing that Cividesk has a hand in the success of entrepreneurs who simply want to make their world a better place by offering products or services to their community is a great feeling. We have reached 100 loans, but we won't stop there!

Protect Your Web Payment Forms from Credit Card Abuse

Picture this: You walk into the office one morning and log into CiviCRM to check on the latest contributions you received and you are taken aback by the hundreds (maybe even thousands) of failed contributions that were submitted over night! Public forms that accept credit card information are often targeted by robots attempting to process stolen credit card numbers in order to check their validity, and since most credit card processors charge an 'authorization fee' for these transactions, failed or not, this could leave you liable for a hefty bill at the end of the month! 

Use the Scheduled Reminders tool in CiviCRM for membership renewals

Spring membership drives are in full swing so it is important to know how to effectively launch your membership renewal campaign from within CiviCRM. With that in mind, be sure you are taking advantage of the "Scheduled Reminders" feature! It is a great tool to make sure each member receives a timely email from the system reminding them that their membership is about to expire.

How do I record a Pending (Pay Later) event registration from the back office?

To record a "Pending (Pay Later) event registration from the back office, you would begin as you would for any other back office event registration, but there are four key things to remember when creating a "Pending (Pay Later) event registration" - i.e. a registration for which payment has yet to be received (numbers correspond to the screen shot below and should be performed in the sequence as listed):

CiviCamp Denver - Back in the Mile High City!

Cividesk is bringing CiviCamp back to Denver for a Mile-High CiviCamp on March 15th!
This casual, locally organized, one-day event is intended for evaluating, new and current users of CiviCRM.
 
Attend the morning sessions to learn about what CiviCRM can do for your organization, take part in the afternoon sessions to hone your CiviCRM skills and knowledge or attend the "Ask an Expert" session for answers to all of your questions. 

Mosaico: Drag and drop email editor now available

Cividesk is happy to announce that the support and maintenance of the CiviCRM's Mosaico extension, a simple drag-and-drop mailing editor for CiviCRM, is now part of our services.  

Most nonprofit staff have struggled to use the CiviCRM mailing feature to create responsive email campaigns. Mosaico enhances the existing CiviMail module to simplify the email creation process by producing a mobile ready and professional email looking for you!

Every Season is the Season of Giving

In the U.S., we are approaching what is generally called the Season of Giving, referring to the months of November and December where we recognize as Americans the celebration of Thanksgiving and then any and all holiday celebrations in December for the melting pot of beliefs that we hold dear as a country. At Cividesk, however, there is no definitive time for the Season of Giving. Every season, every month and every day is approached as an opportunity to give back in some way to work toward making the world a better place.

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