Welcome to ClubRunner's BlogSpot

Welcome to ClubRunner's BlogSpot - the place to stay on the pulse of hot off the press news updates about product developments, service announcements, local events and so much more!

Also, you can initiate discussions and share information among fellow ClubRunner users.

Your feedback is always welcome and necessary to help us make ClubRunner better. We want to know what you like, what you don't and what's on your wish list. Please let us know how we can enhance our service.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Week 15: Tip of the Week

#15. Did you know that your club can instantly report member data changes directly to Rotary International?

Automate your reporting processes and avoid duplication of efforts by sending updates of your club’s membership roster to Rotary International. Under the Membership Manager section, click on "Report Data Changes to RI", select the member record to verify by clicking on “open”, review the information and click send. If your district is online with ClubRunner, once member profile changes are made, it is immediately registered on the district site.

For more information about reporting to RI, visit the official ClubRunner website.

Is Your Organization Using ClubRunner?

Did you know that ClubRunner is in use by thousands of service clubs and associations worldwide?

Initially inspired by Rotary clubs and districts, ClubRunner is designed to help all types of non-profit organizations better organize and manage their internal and external communications. Having a web presence is key in this century in order to create awareness and build your membership base to better serve your community. Also, since many people are busy and constantly on the move, juggling so many different tasks, ClubRunner helps to improve productivity. Check out a few of our customers’ websites to see how ClubRunner is working for them.
Kiwanis Club of Champaign-Urbana, IL
St. Clair Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club of Boston, MA
Rotary District 7020 (Caribbean)
Rotary International Zone 24 & 32 (USA, Canada, Russia, France)
Business Exchange of Sonoma Valley

More live sites are available by clicking here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Week 14: Tip of the Week

14. Did you know that you can archive your club’s eBulletin for future access? To start archiving your bulletin today, follow these simple steps:

1. Save a copy of your bulletin in PDF format
2. Create a site page for your archive bulletins
3. Click on the link you’ve created for your archive bulletins
4. On the left hand side of the page, click on “Edit Download Files”
5. Click on Add New File, give your file link a name, click “browse” to locate the desired file on your computer, click save
6. Repeat as necessary

Friday, October 16, 2009

New: Customized Email Signatures

You will be able to customize your email signature to include any information you would like on every outgoing message from the ClubRunner system. Currently, every email sent out is set to include the member name and club. With this update, any current or prospective member to whom emails are sent will be able to save your information and contact you whenever required!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Week 13: Tip of the Week

Did you know that you can make your site interactive? Post You Tube Videos and increase the traffic to your site! Wondering how to do this? See the steps below:

First you need to have a YouTube Account.

2. Once signed in, on the top right corner, click on the yellow button Upload. A drop down menu will appear, click Video File.

3. Click Browse and search for the appropriate video, then click on Upload Video. The upload process will begin, while your file is being uploaded, YouTube gives you the opportunity to add a title to your video, as well as a description. Once all the appropriate information is entered, you also have the option to make your video private or public.

4. Once you have adjusted all of the settings, please click on Save Changes.

5. To get the code, click on your account name at the top of the page, a drop down menu appears, you then click on My Videos. From there, play the movie you would like to get the code from. On the right side, you will see a text box labeled Embed, copy that code.

6. Once you have the code, while in the ‘HTML’ mode of a story, paste the code from YouTube, remove the object tags from the code (Note: object tags are not permitted for security reasons). Once you have done all this, switch back to ‘Design’ mode and save the story.

For more details, visit ClubRunner eSupport Center.

Future ClubRunner Updates

Over the last few weeks ClubRunner has released a number of feature updates and improvements and we still have much more in store!

Our R&D team is busy at work enhancing various ClubRunner features as requested by our users. Your suggestions are key to our development team implementing product enhancements and improvements. We get a lot of users providing feedback about features and functions that would be beneficial and rest assured, they are taken seriously! To submit product recommendations, please email feedback@clubrunner.ca.

Stay tuned for information about new offerings and check out our official service updates page for a list of details.