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Chicago CiviCRM Meetup Message Board › November 2nd/3rd comprehensive CiviCRM training

November 2nd/3rd comprehensive CiviCRM training

Young-Jin K.
Group Organizer
Chicago, IL
Hi everyone,

The comprehensive user and administrator training for CiviCRM is only 9 days away. The training will include hands on exercises and in depth instruction that will allow you to go from CiviCRM novice to power-user. This is likely the ideal event to obtain a full grasp of all of CiviCRM's powerful capabilities and the best ways of harnessing them for your favorite non-profit cause:­

Who should consider attending?

Anyone who currently uses CiviCRM for some aspect of their non-profit organization will learn best practices of maintaining a well-functioning contact database and new functions within CiviCRM, people trying to evaluate CiviCRM's capabilities for their non-profit, staff members who need to use CiviCRM in their day-to-day work, but currently lack the training. Consultants and IT technology freelancers interested in learning CiviCRM in order to become implementers for non-profits.

What will I learn at the training?

The training will focus on how CiviCRM can be used, configured and leveraged to its full potential at a non-profit organization to handle the many day-to-day tasks with ease through one integrated eCRM that plays nice with your Drupal or other CMS website.

  • Managing contacts, relationships and segmenting donors for ongoing donor development
  • The many ways of searching for contacts and using search to select contacts, update contact records and perform other common tasks for staff members at your organization
  • Receive online donations through CiviCRM and configure a payment processor, set up personal campaign pages for your supporters
  • How to use CiviGroups and CiviMail to communicate to your constituents, create email blasts and track click throughs
  • Adding constituent information to your CRM with Custom data, track vital information for your organization on your constituents, donors, supporters and volunteers
  • Managing Events through CiviEvents, attract sponsors, collect registration information, manage waiting lists, create event related print materials (name tags, seating place cards, attendance checklists)
  • Organizing a successful fundraising campaign using CiviCRM (such as Fundraising Events, Donor drive, Membership drive)
  • Manage memberships, membership renewals, reminders and appeals all through CiviCRM
  • In depth deep dive sessions with each participant's particular organizational needs

Where can I find out more about this event?

An up-to-date agenda of the training is available here:

To register for the training please visit's event registration page:­

How much does the comprehensive training cost?

$600 for both days of training, $300 for a single day

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the upcoming training by emailing

Young-Jin Kim


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