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Since 1989, WISCIENCE (the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement) collaborates with educators at 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 effective for more people—at UW-Madison, in K-12 schools, and beyond.

Originally founded as the Center for Biology Education, the Center was a cross-campus unit focusing in improving biology education. It has gone through multiple transformations over the years in response to campus needs but has always remained a cross-campus unit, serving the entire university as well as the surrounding community. Since then the core programs and initiatives that had grown from the original Center for Biology Education were recognized as making significant contributions, particularly with regard to facilitating cross-campus collaboration and expanding access to science education for groups underrepresented in science. To support further development of this work, the mission was expanded beyond the biological sciences to all of the natural sciences. To match the mission, the name was changed to WISCIENCE.

Segmenting your database by Gender is now very easy

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. But what a hassle to manually update the Gender field for all your contacts! There is a solution.

Chase the Music: A new member of our Giving Back program

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

The impact of Chase the Music programs begins with the child. The children (that we write and perform for) are undergoing situations that no child should. The gift of a personal commissioned piece of music is like no other. It's unique and created just for that child. Artists are closely aligned with the child to facilitate the creation of truly meaningful music. This alignment gets in their heads and they are changed by the experience.

The French-American Chamber of Commerce - New York

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 the development of their member companies in the New York region. They achieve their objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and professional development. 

Contextual Help is available now for all our customers

We are happy to announce that the HelpTab extension is available to all our customers as part of the default configuration of their CiviCRM.

The HelpTab extension provides contextual help for CiviCRM: on any back-office CiviCRM page a little tab appears on the right side of your screen. Clicking on that tab will bring up a list of articles related to this page, clicking on the article's title will open it in a new tab.

The First Tee of Denver

The First Tee of Denver mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

Introducing Tamar as our new Customer Support Manager

Tamar first met Nicolas Ganivet, Cividesk Co-Founder and Principal, at the end of 2015 while working in customer support and data migration for another CiviCRM provider. Tamar was introduced to Virginie Ganivet and the rest of the CiviDesk team in early 2016 and they continued to collaborate through partnerships in the CiviCRM community. Called in to bolster support for Cividesk over the summer of 2017, Tamar's part-time contract turned into a full-time job as Cividesk's new Customer Support Manager as of September 1, 2017.