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, November 30, 2012

Coming Soon! ClubRunner v.3.0 - Your Key to Connect to the Cloud!

Personalize your web presence to reflect your club's unique style with the easiest website designer yet!
The 3rd generation of ClubRunner will feature a revolutionary new designer, far more intutive and modern than what you are currently used to. Your key to connect to the cloud, the ClubRunner Version 3.0 will be hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform, which means that it will be faster, more reliable and even more secure than ever before.
What's New in ClubRunner v3?

ClubRunner Version 3.0 boasts lots of new features for your club, district or association. Starting with increased security to being able to support your website in various languages, ClubRunner Version 3.0 is the solution you have been asking us for.

New Website Designer

The new website designer is more secure and includes an array of new features to allow you to easily customize and create your website with new themes, pages, dynamic widgets and more editing capabilities. Customize the look of your widgets, embed flash files, use the built-in search feature to find what you are looking for or even upload your own customized style sheet, to fully customize the look of your site! Furthermore, with its auto-saving and archiving functionalities, you never have to worry about losing your data.

Customizable and Flexible Editors

The new editor within version 3.0 includes more fonts and functionalities, an auto-save function, the ability to save content as drafts and much more. Use the provided templates to prepare your content without having to worry about formatting.

Drag and Drop Feature

The new drag and drop feature allows you to select and move your widgets, stories and other content anywhere on your site. Revise the sequence of your stories or widgets easily and quickly, anywhere on your site. You even have the ability to drag and drop images from your computer directly to your image library.

More Features include:
  • Flash Support
  • Much More Robust Dynamic Bulletin featuring threads & an Automatic Archiving Feature
  • Custom Domain Names
  • Refined Image Library with the ability to drag files from your desktop into your library
  • Built-in Internal Search Function
  • CSS Control
  • New Templates in the Story Editor
  • and much more!
Become a Beta Tester!
We're just about a week or two away from releasing the beta version of ClubRunner version 3.0! If your club is interested in joining our team of beta testers, email us at rotary@myclubrunner.com or leave a comment below with your club name. We'll be in touch with more details soon!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tip of the Week!

Did you know that when setting up an event using MyEventRunner, you don't have to select or create packages in order to create the registration form?

Based on the feedback we receieved from you, we've made some changes to the MyEventRunner registration setup!

Our latest software release now includes a new option in the setup page to allow the event chair to create events without any packages, whereas previously, at least one package was required before you could include add-ons to your registration.

For more information on MyEventRunner or for any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tip of the Week!

Did you know it is now possible to save your frequent member data downloads as saved searches? 

The next time you use this feature to export your file, you will notice a place at the bottom of the page to name this as a saved search. This will store all your settings and options and place it in the 'My Saved Searches' box at the top left.

The next time you wish to rerun this export, simply click on the name and all your selections will be made! These saved searches are stored by user and not by club so each member can have their own list.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ClubRunner Mobile App Now Available for Android!

Here at ClubRunner, we're beginning our week with some celebrations! We are proud to announce that the ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for Androids!

Your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go, the ClubRunner Mobile App is password protected and features 3 main modules along with numerous features bringing you even closer to connect, colloborate and communicate. Already available for iPhones, this app gives you the ability to browse through your member directory, view the latest feed of home page stories and even locate the nearest clubs that are within a specified range of your current location, right from your Android device. To learn more about ClubRunner's Mobile App, please click here.

To download the app from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Best of all, it is all completely free!

We'd love to hear your thoughts! Please e-mail us your feedback and suggestions to feedback@clubrunner.ca.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Feature Updates!

Did you know that you can copy the path to your photo albums to your clipboard, so you can link to it from other areas of your site?

You now have the ability to obtain a URL for your photo albums so you can easily link back to them. To do so, simply click on the clipboard icon next to your photo album listing. This will copy the address to your clipboard, ready to paste into a link, email or place anywhere on your ClubRunner site!

Did you know that the termination date for a member can now be changed within the member's profile itself?

The termination date for a member can now be changed within the member's profile itself, whereas prior to release, to change a termination date, you would have had to change their status and then edit the termination date. If the RI Integration feature is turned on, any changes made to the termination date will automatically send a notification to RI for syncing purposes.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our support team!

Friday, November 2, 2012

RI Integration - Compare & Synchronize! UPDATED

We've been a little quiet on the blog recently but that's only because we've been working on some great new features and functionalities to make your club administration tasks easier.

Our latest software release boasts even more improvement to the RI Integration functionality. In fact, we're very excited to release our new "Compare & Synchronize" feature.

Currently in beta, this new feature will allow you to compare your member data information as it appears on ClubRunner with what is available in Rotary Internationals' Member Access, giving you the option to push your member information directly from ClubRunner to Rotary International or pull your information from Member Access to populate your ClubRunner profile.

Therefore, if you notice a member's profile was inconsistent between ClubRunner and RI, you can simply push or pull the specific field data between ClubRunner and RI. This will allow you to clean up any data that was inconsistent before integration was enabled.

You can access it from the top menu bar under the RI Integration tab. Please note that you need to have an access level of 50 or better to access this report. Here, you will see a list of all your members. Simply click on the member's name to view a more detailed comparison of that member's contact details. You will then be directed to a chart that will display that member's information as it appears on both ClubRunner and RI. For any discrepancies, you'll have the ability to copy over either the ClubRunner value or the RI value by checking off the box for the corresponding field and then clicking on the arrow to reflect the direction of the copy. If the arrow is pointing to the right, that indicates you are pushing the data from ClubRunner to RI. Alternatively, if the arrow is pointing to the left, that indicates you are pulling the data from RI to the member's ClubRunner profile. Once you have selected all the values to sync, simply click on the Synchronize button. The system will then update the information in less than 24 hours.
The Compare & Synchronize report also displays a list of active members in ClubRunner who do not appear on the RI membership list. To add them to RI, simply click on the "Add member to RI" link.

Conversely, it also shows a list of active members that are listed on the RI database but do not appear on your ClubRunner list. To add them to ClubRunner, simply click on the "Add Member to ClubRunner" link.

We're proud to be the first to provide you with this feature and to be leading the way with the integration with Rotary International.

For more information on using this feature, kindly refer to our knowledgebase article, by clicking here.

We'd love to hear your feedback regarding this new feature. Let us know your thoughts by emailing us at feedback@clubrunner.ca

ClubRunner Mobile App - iOS6

Kindly note, the ClubRunner App is currently not fully compatible with iOS 6.0 and we hope to release an update soon.

We are aware that there is a compatibility issue which causes the app to malfunction. We will announce that a fix is available when we release an update.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our support team.