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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.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Run your non-profit as a business, not a hobby

Recently, our very own team member, Divya published an article on LinkedIn about the struggles non-profits know all too well, when it comes to growth. At ClubRunner, working with non-profit groups, we've seen this firsthand ourselves.

An excerpt from the article:

Despite the wide range of what non-profits do, they all have a striking similarity in their struggle to grow and prosper. The root cause is the misguided mindset that they are "non-profit" rather than "for-profit". These labels only apply to the financials, but should not affect the way they operate or present themselves. I've seen first hand evidence of even the smallest groups achieve big goals simply by changing their toolkit!

The biggest obstacles preventing non-profits from growing and reaching their goals are neither budget nor a lack of manpower; rather it is their mindset and way of thinking. I found that the executives were unable to look past limitations and road blocks. Moreover, many of them simply saw themselves as volunteers and part-timers and believed that success was merely a matter of more time and resources. As a result, they were resigned to achieving small incremental changes. While this is understandable, I started thinking if we could make more of an impact by adopting strategic business elements. The more I thought about it, the more I was convinced that we simply needed to embrace the mantra, ‘think like a business’. Non-profits play an integral role in community service projects but it isn’t just a matter of organizing a few fundraisers.

Read the rest of the article here and share your thoughts with us! We'd love to hear your opinion!

Friday, June 13, 2014

ClubRunner Integrates With Quickbooks!

We're very excited to announce that ClubRunner now integrates with Quickbooks, both the online & desktop versions! You will now be able to export your statements and directly upload them to Quickbooks so you can always keep track of your financial records. Reduce time consolidating records and more time participating in club activities!

The Quickbooks Export feature is available within the Dues and Billing module. Once logged in, navigate to the Dues and Billing link, and then click on the "Export to Quickbooks" link on the left column of the page. Here, you will be able to select your transactions from within a defined date range to export. Simply click on the Export to Quickbooks option and follow the instructions as they appear on the screen!

There are still lots more exciting features coming your way - stay tuned! If you have any feedback on what you'd like to see in ClubRunner, send us a note! We'd love to hear from you.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Tips of the Week!

Did you know that you can add custom fields to your club reports?

Clubs can now include custom fields that they've created for member profiles in reports they build with the eDirectory builder! An additional source type called 'Custom Fields' has been added to the "Column Designer" screen. Upon navigating to the Column Designer, from where you can add more data sources to appear in your report, you can select, custom fields as a choice and then select which field you want added to the report.

Did you know you can now format custom page titles to customize their style, look and feel?

To give you more control over formatting, we've made it simpler to format Custom Page titles. Similar to the option available for Stories, you will now see a "Format Options" link next to the title field. Clicking on it will open a new editor window from where you will be able to easily bold, italicize, underline, change the font, colour and size of your title.

These are just some of the new features we've recently added! Have suggestions you'd like to share with us? Send them to us at feedback@clubrunner.ca