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Nonprofit Fundraising & Donor Management

Essentially Yours

CDM+ Essentials Online Training Conference

August 13 – 14, 2024

Essential Training for Success

The Essentially Yours: CDM+ Essentials Online Training Conference is designed to educate and empower CDM+ Essentials users.

This 2-day online conference is the perfect opportunity to train new staff, get up to speed, gain confidence, and enhance your CDM+ Essentials skill set.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive training that leaves you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of all that CDM+ Essentials has to offer and ensures you get the most out of it’s features and functions.

Unlimited Access to Recorded Sessions

Can’t make it to the full conference? Don’t worry – each session will be recorded and available online to review at your convenience following the conference.

Meet Your Presenters

Julianne Manning

CDM+ Product Specialist

Sherry Snedden

CDM+ Support Manager

Hannah Roethle

CDM+ Support Specialist

Full Schedule

Day 1 – Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2024

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1:00pm – 1:15pm

Introduction/Welcome

Presenters: Sherry Snedden, Hannah Roethle, and Julianne Manning

In this session we will welcome everyone to Day 1 of the conference, address any questions, and lay out the rest of our day.
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1:15pm – 2:15pm

CDM+ Essentials Fundamentals

Presenter: Sherry Snedden

A key element of using CDM+ is the commonality of features across the program. The skills presented are foundational to effectively use CDM+. This class reviews the dynamic find features and window setup along with grid options and split window view. New Users as well as existing Users will benefit from this class allowing you to learn the fundamentals and some new tips and tricks along the way.

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2:15PM – 2:30pm

Break

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2:30pm – 3:30pm

Engage Basics for Non-Profits

Presenter: Julianne Manning

This class will focus on how to use Engage to set up your giving links for your online gifts. We will walk though each step from setting up your fund(s) to adding them to a giving link. We will talk about ways to customize your giving form and organization settings. Lastly, we will walk through the donor’s experience of giving and show how it is tracked automatically within CDM+.

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3:30PM – 3:45pm

Break

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3:45pm – 4:45pm

CDM+ Donor Management

Presenter: Hannah Roethle

This class will discuss general Donor Management, such as how to use the Process Pending Donations queue, how to make a gift or cancel at a donor’s request, how to manage a donor’s payment information, and how to create an account for them. This class will also cover how to merge duplicate records in CDM+, to keep your database neat and tidy.

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4:45PM – 5:00pm

Closing

Presenters: Sherry Snedden, Hannah Roethle, and Julianne Manning

In this session we will review today’s resources and go over the schedule for Day 2.

Day 2 – Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2024

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1:00pm – 1:15pm

Welcome Back

Presenters: Sherry Snedden, Hannah Roethle, and Julianne Manning

In this session we will welcome everyone to Day 2 of the conference, address any questions, and lay out the rest of our day.

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1:15pm – 2:15pm

Managing Donors

Presenter: Hannah Roethle

This class will discuss different ways of managing both online and manually entered donation history. We will show you how to enter In-Kind, Cash, and Check donations CDM+. CDM+ also offers a way to look at every transaction at a glance, from any date range. When it comes time to issue yearly giving statements for your donors, CDM+ has a fully-fledged Year-End Online Statements program, which will provide safe and accurate giving statements for your donors to have access to.

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2:15PM – 2:30pm

Break

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2:30pm – 3:15pm

Custom Reports

Presenter: Sherry Snedden

This class will demonstrate the robust reporting feature in CDM+, Custom Listing and Export Reports. We will walk through how to build a report from scratch as well as how to alter an existing report to meet your changing needs. We will learn how to configure your report so that you get the exact output that you need. Whether you print the report or export to Excel or Numbers this feature will soon become your go to for gathering information.

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3:15PM – 3:30pm

Break

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3:30pm – 4:45pm

Event Registration

Presenter: Julianne Manning

This class will focus on how to use the Event Registration feature in CDM+. We will walk through how to create an Event Record, add custom questions and activities, create an online registration link, add manual registrations, and show how to create custom reports to track your event’s progress. 

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4:45pm – 5:00pm

Closing

Presenter: Sherry Snedden, Hannah Roethle, and Julianne Manning

During this session, we will review key takeaways, get feedback, address final questions, and provide guidance on next steps for resources to ensure your continued success with CDM+ Essentials.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity

The Essentially Yours conference is the absolute best place to quickly grow and improve your CDM+ Essentials skills to help you streamline activities for your organization.

Reserve your spot today!

Have Questions? Contact Us.

Send us a message at support@cdmplus.com.