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, August 23, 2013

Tips for the Week!

Clubs using Version 3.0, did you know that you can now change the colour of your story titles, as well as add story line separators, and can edit parameters such as style, thickness and colour?

Customers on Version 3.0 can further customize the look and feel of their site by now being able to change the font and colour of the story titles and the brief that appears on the home page. To add story line separators, and edit the stories widget properties, click on the Properties Icon (shaped like a wheel) on the Website Designer page.

You will see that you can edit the Header properties, which is the name of your Stories Widget. Content Properties, is where you will be able to add separator lines between your stories, change the line thickness and colour and even the style.

You can also edit the font and colour for the title of your stories as well as your story brief.

Did you know that clubs and districts using MyEventRunner for their events can now specify a  quantity "limit per person" on the add-ons sold? 

Often times, clubs and Districts will sell add-ons, such as raffle tickets, meal tickets, etc., based on the type of event they are hosting.

We've now added a field, where you can specify a purchase limit for each person, if a limit is required. To add a limit, simply enter the quantity limit, when creating an add-on or simply leave the field blank, if there is no limit.

Do you have a feature request or suggestion? Add it to our customer wishlist! We're constantly developing ClubRunner to meet your needs and love to hear from you!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tip of the Week!

It's Membership Month and no doubt, your club is in full swing to keep current and prospective members engaged. Many clubs these days now use various social media channels to promote their club activities, in addition to using their club website. Did you know that you can now plug-in your Facebook and Twitter accounts to your site, to display your most recent posts right on your website?

If your club is using Version 3.0, you can now add a Facebook Like Box as well as your Twitter feed on your site. 
The Facebook Like box is a social plug-in that enables Facebook page owners to attract and gain likes from their own site. It displays the number of likes your Facebook page has, the recent posts and gives website visitors the option to like the page, without leaving your website. You can even customize the Facebook Like Box based on your personal preference, and can choose which options you want to display. Kindly note, this is a different widget than the built-in Facebook Like button, that is available through ClubRunner. The built Facebook Like button that you can choose from the widgets list on ClubRunner allows website visitors to like your website only.

For instructions on adding the Facebook Like box to your website, please refer to the following article on our knowledgebase: http://clubrunner.helpserve.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/804/0/adding-a-facebook-like-box

Similar to Facebook's Like Box, you can also add a widget to display your Twitter stream on your website. You also will have the option to customize the appearance of the widget.

For instructions on adding a Twitter Stream widget to your website, please refer to the following help article on our knowledgebase: http://clubrunner.helpserve.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/810/0/adding-a-twitter-box

Of course, should you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team. Once you've added these widgets to your website, please be sure to comment below with the link to your site, and share how these widgets look on your site!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tip of the Week!

Did you know that you can now create your own template to send to new members and even have the ability to edit the system generated email?

To help you welcome your new members, you always had the ability to send an email to the member once they had been added to your member roster notifying them of the same. You can now customize your own email template email with the available mail merge fields and can create as many versions as you like. When adding a new member, you can then select which template you would like to send. Further to creating your own welcome email, you now also have the ability to edit the existing system generated email.

To do so, simply click on the Communication tab on the Admin Page and then on Email Templates.

Rotary Districts, did you know a new report is available to help you keep track of the size of all your clubs? 

Districts now can generate reports to learn about the size of its clubs. Generating this report will display a list of all the clubs in your District, the number of active and honorary members, and the total number of members each club has. You also have the option to export this report to Excel.

Is there a feature you would like to see in ClubRunner? Email us at feedback@clubrunner.ca with your suggestions to add it to our wishlist!