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, June 24, 2016

Linking to the new search

A few weeks ago, we announced the new website search feature which we'd added to all websites, right next to the member login link. Wish you could link to the search page from other areas of the site? Now you can!

Link to the search page

You can now link to the new built-in website search page from anywhere on your site. We've included it as an option to link via the navigation menu, links widget as well as any story or custom page.

How do I link to it?
It's been added under the Built-in pages option.
  1. Select the text you want to hyperlink and click on link on the toolbar
  2. Select built-in pages from the drop down menu and then on Search
If adding the search to your navigation menu, give the menu item a title and then select the page from the built in pages option.

Have a suggestion on a feature? Email us your feedback!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Introducing the all-new Bulletin Wizard

It's here! You asked for a more intuitive, fun and easy way to create your bulletins and that is just what we delivered. Introducing the all-new Bulletin Wizard - simplicity reinvented. 


Over the past year, we've been collecting feedback on what you wanted to see in the Bulletin Designer. Through online webinars, President Elect Training Seminars, conventions and conversations via email and phone, your suggestions filled our wishlist with functionality that would make up an ideal bulletin module.

Welcome to the Bulletin Wizard! 

Currently in beta, this new designer will let you create professional, modern and mobile-friendly bulletins that stand out.
  • See your newsletter come to life with the live email editor and never worry about jumping from the editor window to preview mode, again.
  • Select from one of the many pre-designed customizable templates, add your message and you're set, which means you don't ever need to start from scratch.
  • Prefer creating your own design? We've created blank templates with a number of supporting page layouts so you can add your content, tweak the colors and send away.
Whether you're looking to match the Rotary Brand guidelines or your own unique style, engage your readers with newsletters that capture attention and make an impact. Thoroughly tested on all email clients, browsers and devices, we guarantee that all our designs will look great on all platforms.

How do I access it? 

Now installed on your club and district website, you will see a new tab titled "New Bulletin (Beta) appear on top of your Admin page, next to the current Bulletin tab. You still have access to the current designer and can use both modules. Eventually, the current designer will be replaced by the new Bulletin Wizard.

Help resources 

To help get you started, we've created an interactive Bulletin Manual introducing you to the new designer, which you can access by visiting: http://docs.clubrunnersupport.com/bulletin.

Join us for our introductory webinar

Join us as we introduce you to the new Bulletin Wizard. We'll go over everything that is new and how to get started.

If you cannot make it on that date, not to worry! This webinar will be recorded and made available online soon after. 

As you create your own bulletin designs, please share them with us. We look forward to your feedback.

Rotary Convention Day 4 & 5 Recap

We were almost nearing the end of the convention and yet we still had so much to cover! Day 4 began with Maxim, Manage of Software Development joining Peter Markos, CIO of Rotary International at a plenary session covering database integration between Rotary and its Official Licensees. Over the past few months, we've been working with Rotary's data division to upgrade the sync feature as part of our new Licensee agreement. As such, with this new upgrade, we'll be able to:
  • sync new member additions immediately
  • support change in member types between active and honorary
  • sync additional club info fields such as email, phone, fax
  • support additional membership fields such as birthday and spouse
Of course, we'll continue to add more fields as and when they become available from RI. During the plenary session, we were able to answer a lot of questions that the audience had about ClubRunner and the advantages of activating the data sync feature. If your club or district has not yet activated this feature, learn how you can do so.

As the day progressed, we had many of our customers visit us to check out what's new. From downloading our mobile app to getting a sneak peek at the Bulletin Wizard, our booth was buzzing with activity.

Day 5 brought with it a bag of mixed feelings. On one end, we were excited and happy to meet all of our customers and new friends while on the other end of the spectrum, sad that the week long event was coming to a close.

Right from the first bell signifying that the House of Friendship was open till the very last announcement closing the hall down, every demo station we had setup was full as our team held interactive sessions on how to combat the common challenges that clubs face, such as attracting younger members, reaching a wider audience, engaging with your audience, and more. We welcomed tips from all clubs and it was great to see everyone sharing their own best practices. Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing these best practices to help get you ready for the new Rotary year.

During the week long event, we also had many people enter our raffle for their chance to win a free one year subscription to ClubRunner. We'll be announcing the winners soon, stay tuned!

Thank you to everyone that visited the ClubRunner booth and made this event memorable. If you have any pictures you want to share with us, join the conversation and get connected with us on Facebook.