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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, May 24, 2013

Tip of the Week! Grants Module - Mail Merge now Available!

Rotary Districts, did you know that you can now add grant related fields to your messages via the mail merge feature?

Districts using the Grants module will now be able to add grant related fields to their message
template via the mail merge feature. Whereas previously, the email message template built into the Grants module allowed you to merge the account name, the recipients name, club name, district name, etc., you will now see a new option titled Grants and will be able to merge fields such as grant status, club name, grant budget, grant income, etc. to populate your emails and easily get your message through to clubs.

The Grants module is an add-on module for the District version of ClubRunner that allows all clubs in the District to apply online for grants, and for the Grant Committee members to login and review all active and archived grants in their District. The approval process includes a workflow that allows the District to either approve a grant, or request further information, with as much collaboration as needed.

This new module is available free of charge as a pilot for current subscribers until July 1, 2013 with no obligation. To learn more about the Grants module, please visit www.clubrunner.ca/grants.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tip of the Week - MyEventRunner!

Did you know you can now add promo codes to your registration forms?

A new addition to MyEventRunner, you can now add promo codes to your event registration forms. We've implemented a new feature which lets you define promotions for registrants to use in order to attract more sales. Each promo code can be set either as a percentage value (% off base price) or a dollar value ($ off base price). You can set your start and end dates to define the validity period of the promo, create a limit for the number of promo codes available for redemption and track how many registrations have used the promo codes.

Did you know that you can now disable packages in specific time ranges?

Another addition to MyEventRunner, you now have the option to disable packages in specific time ranges. This gives you the ability to add multiple milestones or packages within your registration form, where you can define the amount due and the due date and can set the date that form will expire on.

Did you know that you can now export a full report of all the attendees that registered to attend your event?

The 'View Attendees' report in MyEventRunner now includes a "Full Export to Excel" report that allows you to export all the information about the attendees including registration number, date, type, attendee name, address, email address, phone number, answers to any questions asked on your registration form, and all the packages/add-ons selected.

We're constantly making changes to features based on your suggestions. To learn more about MyEventRunner, please visit www.myeventrunner.com

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tips for the Week!

Did you know that you can send an email to new members once you have added them to your member roster?
To help you welcome your new members, you now have the ability to send an email to them once they have been added to your member roster notifying them of the same. The message is personalized and includes information on retreiving their login information and is sent on behalf of the individual that adds the member to the member list.

When adding new members, simply check the "Send Member Welcome Email" option at the bottom of the member's profile. Keep this option unchecked, if you do not wish to send this email.

Rotary Districts, did you know that we've changed the number of trained members required to qualify a club?

Based on your feedback, we've made changes to the Grants module. Administrators are now able to configure the number of trained members required to qualify a club to submit grants to the District. Previously hardcoded to two, it can now be changed to a number of your choice. To do so, go to Settings in the Grants Module menu.

Did you know that when an individual is defined as an Assistant Governor, they automatically get access to AG reports and pages?

Now, when someone is identified as an AG in the District organization chart, they will automatically recieve that role and will be able to access all pages meant to be accessible by someone in that position, and will also gain access to useful reporting modules such as the AG reports.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tips for the Week!

Did you know that you can search for any member in your club using the Search e-Directory?
Due to popular request, we've added a feature that will let you search for any member in your club. The Club Search Member e-Directory feature can be found under the Membership tab and lets you search your member directory for any member in the club by their first or last name, email address or classification. Results will display the member name, classification, phone number and will even give you the option to email the member. Districts can find this feature under the Membership tab or on the Admin page under the Members section.

Introducing the RI Compare and Synchronize feature for districts!

This feature will allow you to compare your member data information as it appears on ClubRunner with what is available in RI's Member Access, giving you the option to push your member information directly from ClubRunner to Rotary International or pull your Member Access to populate your ClubRunner profile. Already available on the club version, this feature is now available for Districts!

Update for iPhone App now available!

Available as Version 1.4 in the App store, this update addresses the compatibility issue with iOS6 and the iPhone 5, and includes various other enhancements.

Your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go, the ClubRunner app lets you browse through your member directory, view the latest feed of homepage stories and even locate the nearest clubs that are within a specified range of your current location, right from your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
Learn more about our mobile app by clicking here!

Have suggestions on features you would like to see? Send us your feedback. As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Introducing the ClubRunner Grants Module ...with new lower pricing!

We've had some great feedback come our way about our recently released Grants module. In fact, since its release, we've had many Districts inform us about how easy it is for them to administer and manage grants for their clubs.

The Grants module is an add-on module for Districts that allows clubs in the District to apply online for grants, and for the Grant committee members to login and review all active and archived applications, manage the workflow and upload and store all supporting documents.

Introductory Pricing
We're happy to announce that for the first year, we are taking 50% off the annual fee for the Grants module. Integrated with your District website, the grants module provides you with everything you need to start managing grants. Best of all, its flexible infrastructure accommodates customizations so you can tailor all help instructions and add your own guidelines at each stage of the application process, to best assist your clubs in following your procedures.

This module is still available free of charge as a pilot for current subscribers until July 1, 2013. You have the option to go live with it, or keep it hidden from clubs so that only members of your District Grants committee can access it.

To further assist you with getting to know the new Grants module, we're also creating many on-demand tutorials that you can watch at your own convenience. We'll be uploading all of our tutorials to our website. Please click on the link below to review pricing and access our Grants Information page, which we will be updating regularly with more information.

We look forward to receiving your valuable feedback and are excited to present the Grants module to your District.