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  1. Create More Robust Safety Committee Data Analysis SD52/465/466

    Currently, participants submit incident reports to the Safety Committee, which then compiles the data and looks for trends in the aggregate (it does a lot more than that as well, but this aspect of its work is onerous). If we connected incident reporting with routes/places and even illustrated on a map, committees could analyze trends and information much more rapidly and wouldn't have to wait for Safety Committee reports. Safety Committee efforts could then be more available for training and prevention work now that the data crunching burden has been reduced. Members and Leaders could then have information about incident…

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  2. Bulk add participants to rosters

    It would be great to be able to add multiple people to a roster at one time instead of having to do a multi-step process for each person. This would be especially helpful for committees and youth programs who have recurring events with the same people. It would allow committees to easily add and then bulk update volunteers hours tracking.

    Please see the attached image for an example.

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This suggestion applies to committee, activity and event rosters. This seems like it should be a-ok for committee rosters. It could be challenging for activity and event rosters where there are capacities and deciding how to handle that check and potential error, and partly because of the caveat that whatever roles and other details are chosen apply to all who are registered in this scenario. We may need to consider roster addition somewhat like the “add guest” we have for lodge stay reservations where the details for each person may be different.

  3. Committee roster updates based on activity level

    One of the things were trying to do right now is clean up the roster, lots of old info there. Any chance those can be self updating fields? For example the scramble standard says leaders have to do at least one trip every 2 years. Something similar could work for instructors too.

    5 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Once we have implemented “View/download badges of all the people on a committee roster and add filters SD417/SD597” (this includes the “last activity led” feature) we’ll see it that is enough or if we want the more sophisticated automation described here.

  4. Add start month to automated year attached to courses etc

    For courses and activities, the year auto-populates in the listing, but the accounting department needs the month to be part of that, otherwise they have to manually go into each listing to find out what month the course happens and where to book the revenue

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The automation here is only applied when a course is created, and volunteer course admins can and do change according to their own needs. So it’s best if we handle this in Salesforce. Currently we should be recording revenue based on the transaction date and then using the report that finds all revenue that was collected in the prior fiscal year but is for activities and courses that start in the current fiscal year.

    The title for activities is “{activity template title} – {route/place title}” so there is never a year added to its title.

  5. Pre-order/Backorder vs. Shopping Cart Clarification GH3072

    As a user, when pre/backordering something show me a notification that this process is separate from my other items (if I have other available items in my cart).

    I'd like to see some sort of alert during/before reaching "/delayed-shipping" page that back/pre orders are not processed at the same time as the rest of the items in my cart. Reason being I'd like to avoid confusion during/after user has input all their information.

    Ideally, is it possible to...
    1) Check if the cart is currently empty (if so, proceed as usual)
    2) If cart /= empty, perhaps an in-frame pop-up?…

    2 votes
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  6. Pre-order/Backorder Quantity GH3044

    As a website visitor pre-ordering or backordering a a book, allow me to enter a quantity that is applied when I click the "pre-order" or "backorder" button, and allow me to change this on the payment page, so that I may pre- or backorder more than one copy of a book at a time.

    2 votes
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  7. Pre-order/Backorder User-applied Promo Codes GH3045

    As a website visitor pre-ordering or backordering a book, allow me to enter a promo code on the payment page, so that I can receive a discount if one is offered. And display the automatically applied promo code the member discount.

    2 votes
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  8. Add "Item Type" Select List to Universal Header Search GH3048

    As a website visitor, show me a list of content types next to the search box in the universal header so that I may choose the type of content and my search terms in one go.

    Notes:
    - If viewing the Program global header, default this to "All."
    - If viewing the Books global header, default this to "Book."

    2 votes
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  9. Default billling address for "checkout as guest" GH2975

    When a user buys books or merchandise and checks out as a guest, use the shipping address they entered as the billing address on the page where we collect their credit card information. Or maybe it's better if we add a "Billing address is same as shipping address" checkbox above the billing address fields. This seems like the better, more common user experience.

    Do this for:
    - Checking out without logging in, the multi-item "regular" shopping cart
    - Placing a pre-order or backorder as a guest, the single-item shopping cart

    2 votes
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  10. When trips are co-led by two leaders who report to different branches and committees please can both sponsor and share credit? GH3075

    When trips are co-led by two leaders who report to different branches and committees please can both sponsor and share credit?

    2 votes
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  11. Automated email notification for people in waitlist x days before the course start

    Currently some courses have lots of people in the wait list. Some of these people are registered in the wait list months before the course starts. If there is an automated notification to remind them that they are still on the waitlist. And ask them to cancel from the waitlist if they already have some other plans. Hopefully we will end up only with those who are still interested in taking the course. So we can offer the course to those who are still interested and we don't waste time offering to those who are already have other plans.

    2 votes
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  12. Create functionality that allows the use of course pages to assign badges to students opting for the modular route w/ other system org wide

    As courses create a modularized option (such as Basic Alpine), and where course and committee leaders use course pages as a way to easily assign badges to students that complete all of the requirements, a way to catch or exclude repeated rosters and data points across all of our systems and for the organization as a whole is needed.

    Course leaders have requested the use of course pages as a way to more easily and efficiently assign badges themselves instead of the need to pass off to staff. However, this could create duplicate data points in our integrated software services…

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is really about our report and dashboard statistics. Assigning a course badge via equivalency or by having completed other courses or activities that lead to the requisite skills can done in a few ways. There is some concern that having “extra” courses to assign these badges will skew our statistics. We need to determine whether this is a real concern worth addressing and, if so, how best to do that.

  13. Update "Last Activity Led" column in committee rosters to add co-leaders and exclude cancelled trips GH3277

    Currently, the "Last Activity Led" column in committee rosters on the website only factors in activities where the contact is listed as the Primary Leader, and includes activities that were cancelled.

    Please exclude cancelled activities from this calculation, and include activities where the contact is listed as a Primary Leader OR a Co-Leader.

    1 vote
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  14. Promo Codes: Convert "Specific Product Use" to Multiselect GH3278

    Change the "Specific Product Use" field to accept more than a single item (ie, several books).

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  15. Pre-populate times on cloned events with those from the event being cloned GH3276

    When cloning an event, pre-populate the event times and setup times with the times from the event being cloned. But keep them editable. Normally, a monthly meeting is going to be at the same time. Pre-populating will reduce the chance of entry errors as well. I caught several of my own mistakes.

    1 vote
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  16. Sync Alerts & Notifications Preferences to Salesforce GH3230

    Sync Alerts & Notifications preferences to Salesforce so that we have added information on engagement and website feature use.

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  17. In addition to Leave no Trace consider As an Outdoor Ambassador, removing traces left by others

    Not unusual to see some trash on the trail or campsite. Be a good steward, pick it up and pack it out. Consider always carrying a trash bag in your pack for this. It often only takes a few seconds to pick it up. Help keep the outdoors pristine! :)

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  18. Committee volunteer hours page

    Thanks for the volunteer hours tracking! Any chance we can get a "committee volunteer hours" by committee? that would help committee chairs track and verify their hours. similar to committee feedback. Thank you!

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  19. Adding a Section/Tab to Books for Awards GH3073

    An idea we had some time ago was creating an Awards tab, much like "Descriptions" "Reviews" "Video" -- but at the time we decided against it because we thought it would be best to highlight it in the Description field anyways.

    But now that the feed to our 3rd parties are being more restrictive on the level of HTML we can have, the above argument against holds a lot less ground.

    My appetite for fighting for this addition depends heavily on how easy it is to implement, and especially so in context with whether it can be implemented easily along…

    1 vote
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  20. Adding a "Related Items" section for additional information on Book product page GH3074

    Add a new tab alongside "Description" "Video" and "Reviews" for related items, especially blogs.

    The idea is to present complementary content when the product page is the landing page, esp. considering the % of our page sessions are from New Users.

    Aside from links to our blog, other items could be downloads, related events* -- it's also why I don't want to just call this tab "Blogs," as it doesn't necessarily reflect the full scope.

    *Though personally, I think this should be its own tab, and would be pulled automatically from Author Events calendar.

    I thought about just linking whatever…

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