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, July 30, 2010

Week 42: Tip of the Week

#42: Did you know that ClubRunner 2.0 is completely menu driven

Navigation of the through your site’s administration section is now even more user friendly. An intuitive ribbon menu navigation makes it easier to access all the modules you need within 2 clicks. However, you can still find your familiar Admin page under the first tab if you choose to view everything at once.

To learn how to create a customized navigation menu for your site, attend a live webinar or watch our on-demand demo.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Week 41: Tip of the Week

#41: You can define and list member designations

If you have an access level of level 50 or greater, you can create and assign various designations to your active members. With three levels of designations available – Universal (which are predefined by ClubRunner), District Defined (if District is online with ClubRunner) and Club Defined, now it’s easier to identify all members within a club or district that fall under an exclusive, yet special category, such as Past President or Paul Harris Fellow. Once member designations are assigned, they will show up in the “Rotary” tab of each member’s profile, and can also hold a comments area per assignment. Also, you will be able to run reports (and export in CSV format) and communicate exclusively to these members if need be through the email message center.

For more information about how to use this powerful feature, contact our support team.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ClubRunner Launch Party at RI Convention 2010 was a Blast!

On June 22, hundreds of Rotarians participated in ClubRunner’s launch party to celebrate the entrance of a new era! With the Launch of Website Designer 2.0, many current and prospective users viewed the demonstration of how they could make their club and district sites truly distinct and unique and display all the wonderful activities going on in their community!

Many entered the raffle draw to win an iPod® Touch, but it was awarded to one lucky ClubRunner user – Suzanne Johnson from the Rotary Club of Middle Island. Immediate Past District Governor John Gill of District 6040 helped us to pick the winners and fellowship with all Rotarians who were there! Other items won include free one year subscriptions to ClubRunner and will be announced within a few weeks to all who visited the ClubRunner booth.

During this party we also celebrated our Champions, who were and continue to be instrumental in our success. As a special thank you, there was an exclusive raffle draw for them as well and the winner for her own personalized iPod® Touch was Ginny Sharples of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale North!

Topping off the festivities, everyone shared ideas and experiences while enjoying cake, truly making this event a memorable experience for all!

Stay tuned to see our complete photo documentary of this powerful week in ClubRunner and RI history - vive le Montreal!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NEW: Detailed Attendance Report in District Version

Now available is a report that shows a more detailed snapshot of all the club’s attendance figures year-to-date. Searchable by month, this report will provide information about the attendance percentages by club for the previous year, the current year and the current month. It will also show the ranking of each club’s attendance figures against each other, both by month and year. In addition, Club and District Executives are able to see the membership count and the beginning and end of the month, the number of members added or that have left the club, the percentage for that month and to date.

For more information or to comment about this new report, please contact support@clubrunner.ca.

Friday, July 16, 2010

ClubRunner is in a new era!

ClubRunner is in a new era! For years we’ve been helping clubs and districts communicate easy. Now we have enabled you to connect, collaborate and communicate with Rotarians from anywhere you are. With our new and improved outlook for ClubRunner, we also are in midst of transitioning our product and websites to a brand new look and feel.

The first stop is with ClubRunner Version 2.0 . Check out the new Website Designer where you can customize and configure your site’s layout, navigation menu and banner. Also, the ClubRunner Administration Section is completely menu driven! Whatever you’re looking for is now only 2 clicks away. For more information visit our official website or contact a member of our support team.

Next, there’s a new look to ClubRunner’s BlogSpot! Check out all our news items, post your comments, take a poll and so much more. Coming soon is a recap of ClubRunner’s presence at the RI Convention in Montreal on in our photo album!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Now Available...Switch Your Site to ClubRunner 2.0!

You've been waiting patiently for this, and it's finally here, ClubRunner 2.0 is now available on production. You can now migrate your website to the new Website Designer 2.0 template at the press of a button.

If you have been building your new site layout under Beta, you can now publish your new site by clicking on "Switch to New Version" under the main page of Website Designer. If you haven't yet played with Website Designer, you can get started now in 4 easy steps. Simply login to your site, click on Website Designer 2.0, and follow the 4 easy steps to design your layout, decide on the widgets to display, customize your banner, and select your preferred theme. Once you have previewed your new site and are happy with it, click on "Switch to New Version" to publish the new page. All your existing content in stories, news, events and even site pages will seamlessly transition to your new template. Get started today and start the year with a complete website makeover!

To learn more about it, attend a live demonstration.