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.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Join us at the 2013 RI Convention in Lisbon!

The Rotary International convention is just around the corner on June 22 - 26 and ClubRunner will be there!

If you are planning to attend, be sure to drop by the ClubRunner booth - #1712! There will be lots to see and do and prizes to win! Join us for the official release of Version 3.0 and celebrate our 10 year anniversary with us! Click on the postcard below, to view our session schedule:

Follow our updates on Twitter and join the conversation with us using the hashtags #ClubRunner and #ricon13. See you in Lisbon!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Tips for the Week!

Did you know that you can search for members when assigning positions in the Organization Chart, on the District site? 

We've added a new search feature which will let you search for members, when assigning positions in the Organization Chart. Whereas initially, you selected the member from the drop down list, you will now see a new field appear under that list and will be able to search by last name or first name.

Do you know about the different access roles in the Grants Module?

Thanks to all of your feedback, we've edited and improved our different access roles for the Grants module.  To view the access levels for the Grants module, please click here.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Introducing ClubRunner Version 3.0 for Districts!

The wait is over! We're happy to announce that Version 3.0 is now available in beta for Districts!

Based on the feedback we have gathered over the years, we've redesigned many of the modules of ClubRunner and will be releasing them in several stages, starting with the Website Designer and Content module. Hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform, ClubRunner 3.0 is not only cloud based but is also scalable, so it can support the growing needs of your District, without affecting speed or stability. You can expect a far more intuitive, advanced and responsive experience with our new cloud based version.

What exactly is a Public Beta Preview?

A product in public beta mode is considered to have completed its development and initial testing phase and only requires real-world testing and user acceptance. During this beta phase, you have the exclusive pass to use this brand new version of ClubRunner and have the opportunity to provide your feedback which will be used to further develop and customize this version prior to its official release.

During this evaluation, your current website will not be affected. You can send us any sort of feedback related to the user experience, big or small. Didn't like the way something functioned? Don't agree with the naming or title of certain features? This is your chance to have your say! To send in your suggestions, click on the Submit Feedback link at the very top of the page, or drop us a line at feedback@clubrunner.ca.

Getting Started

The next time any member of your District who has District Site Administrator access logs into your website, an orange button will appear at the top right of the Admin page, titled Preview Version 3.0. Only District Site Administrators will be able to see this. This will redirect you to the new version. You will notice that the Admin menu is limited just to those modules you are previewing, which at this time are Website, Bulletin and Documents. As we release more modules under Version 3.0, they will appear within this menu.

Data Import from Version 2.0

You have the option to import your website content into the new version using the built-in content migration tool so you do not have to rebuild your website from scratch. Please note that during the Beta Preview phase, any new content you add to Version 3.0 may be deleted without any prior notice. However, rest assured that your current website will not be affected at all.
Further Help

To further assist you with getting to know the new version, we will be hosting a webinar to explain the changes and highlight the improvements of Version 3.0. Click on the link below to register for an upcoming webinar:

Thursday, June 6 at 5:00pm EDT (Toronto Time)

There are no extra fees to evaluate Version 3.0 in beta preview mode. During this phase, you will have access to all of our features and modules, including premium features. We look forward to receiving your valuable feedback and are excited to present the third generation of ClubRunner to you. Thank you for your continued support of ClubRunner.