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  1. Migrate Email to “The Cloud” ~IT

    Email, shared and personal calendars, active directory for access to local resources (e.g. printers).

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  2. Hold Space in Registration Process

    To prevent member and guests from losing a space after they begin the registration process, we need to hold that space for long enough for them to pay for the course or activity. This will also fix the issue where items have registration end date but remaining in the shopping cart indefinitely.

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  3. Improve Skill Badge Assignment for Successful Activity Completion

    Allowing leaders to choose which skill badge(s) to assign when closing an activity better support activities where multiple skills are learned and our modularization efforts. Currently it's an "all or none" assignment.

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  5. Make Events work on tagging system for all branches GH2284

    Right now you can't tag an event to multiple calendars and we want to be able to show some events in multiple branches calendars without having to copy and paste. Please make events work this way rather than the folder system to allow greater flexibility and maintain only rsvp roster.

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  6. Update Privacy settings for leaders and admins GH2102

    Right now some of our leaders have their profiles set to Private but we need members to be able to see leader's badges and emails for communication. Please note this would not share leader's address, emergency contact, phone etc, just email/badges/profile bio

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  7. Add a "Choose Date Range" Option to Lodge Stay Rosters GH2269

    Add a "choose date range" option to the lodge stay rosters (e.g. https://www.mountaineers.org/about/locations-reservations/stevens-lodge/lodge-stay-rosters). It would be like the choose dates we have at the top of the My Activities page.

    This will allow lodge admins to do a bit of end of season data analysis and recruit lodge guests for work parties.

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  8. Improve Lodge Stay Cancellation Process - Part 1 GH2141

    Update the workflow used for the Event and Lodge Stay content types used inside a Committee so that the states are:

    - published
    - pending
    - private
    - shared with committee
    - canceled

    Add Salesforce workflows for entire lodge stay cancellation ,like we have for paid courses and activities.

    This will allow us to cancel an entire lodge stay and notify all registered participants manually.

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  9. Group Guests Better on the Lodge Stay Roster Tab GH2225

    So that it is clear how many are in a party and who does with who, group the guest together based on the person who registered them. If the person who registered everyone cancels, just show the people they registered that are still going grouped together. See the attached image for a sample of how this would be improved.

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  10. Improve the Lodge Reservation Process for Guests GH2207

    1. Start with just the logged in user and an "Add Guest" button (see attached image "1").

    2. Include a "Remove" button for guests and only show new data entry boxes if the "Add Guest" button was clicked (see attached image "2")

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  11. Add an Email Button to Lodge Stay Rosters GH2261

    Add "Send Email" and "Copy Email Addresses" buttons to the lodges stay rosters so that admins and hosts can email lodge guests more easily. This is what we have for other rosters.

    To make this more user-friendly, we also need to group the lodge stay rosters by reservation status (e.g. Reserved, Canceled, etc.).

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  12. Lodge Rosters Role Improvements

    The Role column I assume is important for Meany since it takes a number of people to operate the facility. For Baker there are typically two or four hosts and the current generation of Baker hosts won't go to the effort of registering. Based on this I don't think Baker has much use for this column but I have no problem having it on the roster.

    The only available roles are Host, Volunteer and Participant. We should keep these if it would help guests checking in to know who’s in charge. We can expand them if it would help manage…

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  13. Electronic Lodge Sign-in

    Add the ability for people to sign in electronically when the get to a lodge.

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  14. Clarify the description of the "Assign Badges" function on the Roster page

    For Activities that award a badge, the Roster page contains a check box named "Assign Badges" whose description says "Check this box if this person should be granted the activity badges when the activity ends". The description is misleading because the badge is not granted until the activity is *closed*. In the lifecycle of an event, "Ended" and "Closed" are two different things: an activity is considered "ended" once its End Date is in the past.

    It looks like this may just be a simple typo in the checkbox description. If so, updating the text from "ended" to "closed" may…

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  15. Search button on map edit disappeared with mobile launch GH2138

    Search button on maps when adding events is now just text, its hard to tell that you can actually do a search without the button look.

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  16. Add a RENEW option to Join page

    A member recently suggested this to me and I completely love the idea. They thought that when you click “Join The Mountaineers”, one of the options should be “Renew”. Currently, there’s nothing on the page that indicates to people that if they are already a member they need to log in and go to their profile to renew. The Join page has a blank square that is practically begging for us to add a “renew” option, as demonstrated in the attached pic.

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  17. Create @mountaineers.org email address for committees

    Currently a number of committees have created Gmail addresses, which are shared between chairs, course leaders, etc. It seems like there should be @mountaineers.org addresses for this

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  20. Add to courses an "Instructor Capacity" to limit the number of instructors

    Courses currently have a "Student Capacity" to limit student enrollment but do not have an "Instructor Capacity" to limit instructor enrollment. This can create situations where too many instructors sign up, which in turn can create problems wherein too many instructors show up and have nothing to do, or can create create additional work for course leaders to reach out to instructors and ask them to cancel. Either way, it creates an awkward situation in an organization where we want to gratefully encourage as much volunteering as we can.

    Note that it *is* possible set limits on the number of…

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    The instructor slots for a course are designed to be a roll up of all instructors helping out with a course that has multiple field trips and lectures. I think it would be best to use our new single seminar and clinic functionality for activities like the backcountry snowshoeing skills instructor clinic. Listing as a clinic means you can designate the title to be whatever you want, have earned badges AND most importantly for you be able to designate how many instructor slots you want and participant slots.

    See example here: https://www.mountaineers.org/about/branches-committees/everett-branch/committees/everett-climbing/course-templates/intermediate-leading-on-rock-everett/activities/introductory-lecture-and-practical-mountaineers-seattle-program-center

    Once there is an activity template you can simply schedule like you would a snowshoe or hike.

    Learn how to schedule them here: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar#scheduleclinic

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