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  1. Senior Membership Notification Email

    Members Services receives a lot of inquiries from members about wanting to switch their membership from family or adult to senior, mid-membership cycle. They reach out in response to an email that we send, alerting them (on their birthday) to enroll in our senior membership now that they are 65. Since they pay upfront for the year, it doesn't make sense to retroactively refund each person that turns 65 mid-membership cycle. And if they enroll in the senior membership, they would be paying two separate membership costs for the year. Could we prompt the "senior membership invite" email via their…

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  2. Mid-level Supporter membership type

    A new family-style membership type for those who want to support our mission with a higher giving level (somewhere between Family and Peak Society)

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  3. Add 'kid code' prefix to the Youth Flag Report form for cleaner report out process

    all information pulled from the Youth Programs Form regarding transportation currently populates in the same column on the Youth Flag Report. This means that kid codes, pick up list contact info, and parent approval initials all show up in the same place on the form which complicates the process of creating program check-in/check-out forms for roster managers. It would be ideal for kid codes to populate separate of pick up lists and to have their own column in order to clarify this process.

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  4. Display dates of Submitted Leader Applications

    The new Submitted Last Application page is very helpful. Thanks.

    https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-us/leader-applications/submitted-leader-applications

    It would be very helpful to include the application date in the information shown to volunteers. Currently, for example, there are almost 200 Hike-Backpack Leader Applicates dating back about 5 years, but they are all displayed in a single very large last that shows only the applicant names. It's possible to learn the date of an application by clicking it a noting the timestamp in the URL, but many volunteers are not sufficiently tech-savvy to do that, and it's necessary to click on each application individually in order to…

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    Completed Sep 2022. 


    Notes:

    - Added "Date Submitted" field to application forms and set its default to today's date. This data will be available to forms submitted from now on.

    - Changed "Submitted Forms" buttons/links to be the folder contents view which has a "Last Modified Date" column, as close as we can get o s submitted date for the submitted forms folder. 

  5. My Activities...More speed, please GH3433

    It is taking such a long time now to post and edit activities, load pages, etc. I spend a lot of time waiting after pushing "Save" and "Edit" buttons. Sometimes, the system times out. Other times, it's not clear if pushing the Save and Edit buttons even worked. It is 10-15 seconds here and there, but it adds up when one is doing a lot of editing, posting, roster clean up, etc. Thank you.

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    We just made several changes aimed at improving website speed, particularly for loading the My Activities pages and searches like Find Activities.

    For the My Activities, the page header and current/future activities should now load immediately (worst case in a few seconds). “Loading” is displayed while the past activities are being compiled. How long it takes to display them depends on how many there are, but load times should be much faster now.

    To view your My Activities page, you might also need to refresh that page. With all the improvements, it’s probably also a good idea to clear your browser’s cache and then reload your My Activities page.

    Please add a comment here if you’re having any issues or if the response time is still very slow. And please include the details: (1) a link to the page and (2a) how long it took to load that page (use…

  6. Equivalency Candidate Badges

    Give Committee members the ability to award short-duration badges to Equivalency candidates, to allow candidates to manage their own instructor registrations as part of the requirements for demonstrating equivalency

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    Our current system allows Committee Admins to create Equivalency Courses  for tracking and graduating Equivalency Candidates. In the Equivalency  Course Template, Committee Admins can designate an existing student  badge or a course badge as an “Enrolled Badge,” which will be assigned to Equivalency candidates for the duration of their enrollment in the Equivalency Course. This allows them to sign up for trips or instructor opportunities that require that badge so that they can meet their requirements for Equivalency.

  7. Update "Congratulations on your new course badge!" Email

    Volunteers and I are working on clarifying pathways to volunteering. One of our ideas was to modify the “congrats on your new course badge” email that is sent to course graduates. We were thinking of adding emphasis to instruction and other volunteer leadership resources to create a pipeline from course graduate to volunteer instructor. With the hope that they will consider other volunteer leadership roles in the near future. Wanted to ask you both if it would it be possible to modify the below email that is currently sent out to course graduates to the this updated draft:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lrRXmCqTQHNHA0vFPDT_X0F3dF2PeOzpT5gQi8glerA/edit.

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  8. Add "Checkout as Guest" Option for Purchasing Gift Memberships

    Currently, there is no option to checkout as a guest when attempting to purchase a gift membership and no error message or prompt to login. The item is removed from cart at checkout screen without explanation.

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  9. Improve Default Shipping Selection on WA web Book Orders GH3613

    Make Surepost Default selection on WA web orders (instead of pickup option).

    This will make a significant difference in terms of minimizing the folks that leave curbside selected but actually need their stuff shipped. This issue arises multiple times per week and getting them switched back to shipping is a very manual/time consuming process. It would also significantly lessen curbside returns (we are seeing a fair amount of folks that order curbside but never pick up).

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  10. Convert Branch Dashboards to Google Data Studio

    With some new tools that allow us to automatically update a Google sheet from a Salesforce report and the tools available in Google Data Studio, we can convert the Branch Dashboards we built in Salesforce to Google Data Studio. This makes them easy to share with anyone who needs access without needing costly licenses.

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  11. No need for leader phone number in leaders permission email

    When someone submits for leader permission, I get an e-mail with information about the requestor and activity -- but curiously it has my own leader information including phone number.

    Since I end up just directly replying to those e-mails, which routes to the requestor, I've inadvertently been sending my phone number back to them all. Can the phone number be removed from the requestor form? It doesn't seem necessary

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  12. Reorganize Youth Programs Menu

    Our youth programs have grown significantly since our website was launched in 2014. Consider a user experience design for the the "Youth" menu in the header (the More "hamburger" menu) and the youth pages to help members and guest better navigate and find information about programs for their children and youth groups. Specifically we have youth programs in more locations and have expanded program offerings. We need to be sure the menu and pages cover all of our programs in all of our locations in a way that is easy to navigate and find the information desired.

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  13. Magazine

    i regularly see members on peaks in the Magazine without naming the peak or the members. My comment is mainly directly at the peak; it would be nice to know where the shot was taken. The current issue is a good case in point. 3 climbers sitting on a rocky top...but no mention of which peak they're sitting on.

    Richard Hagen

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    Thank you for your feedback, and for being a regular reader of Mountaineer magazine. We do our utmost to include location in photo captions, though there are times when we do utilize images with unknown locations or subjects. This occurs most often with images from our photo library, which includes many donated shots from volunteers which may or may not include all of the desired details. However, we’re happy to report that we believe the particular image you’re referring to does indeed have a location in the caption. The image is the cover of our Summer 2021 edition, and the caption can be located on the bottom left of the table of contents (page 2), identifying the summit as the Tooth.

  14. Limit adding more than 1 duplicate profile and limiting duplicates overall GH3636

    Member services has seen a significant increase in the overall number of duplicates in the past 6-12 months. This has meant there have been a significant increase in login troubles for members, an increase in login-related inquiries. Member services has also been unable to keep up with the constantly growing number of duplicate accounts. Since December 2020, we have seen approximately 3000 duplicate pairs emerge - that's approximately 1000 pairs or 500 duplicated accounts per month.

    We believe there are a few things that could be done to reduce the number of duplicates overall.
    1. Prevent/block folks from adding more…

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  15. Allow committee roster sorting for those who are not admins GH3526

    Roster sorting was disable in May, 2020. At that time the fix was only partial because sorting was re-enabled only for people with admin access to the roster. Prior to the May, 2020 breakage roster sorting worked for everyone. It would be nice to get that full functionality back again. Not every committee member has admin access yet many have a legitimate need to view the roster in sorted order.

    See related feedback item from May 2020 and followup comment from December 2020: https://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/40525171-alphabetical-sort-for-rosters-has-disappeared

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  16. Clarify language for profile management when adding family member GH3554

    We've received a number of calls lately from folks who have a family membership. They go to add an adult family member, but get stuck when they are required to select whether 'I will manage the account for the youth' or 'the youth will manage their own profile, but I will sign their waiver and manage their account.' It is confusing that they have to choose one of these options when they are not adding a youth family member to their account.

    I think changing the language to something like these two options would suffice to reduce confusion:
    -This is…

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  17. Allow Committee Admins to see all activities posted under its purview

    As the chair of the scrambling committee and the course lead for scramble course, it is surprisingly difficult to know what activities are posted on behalf of my committee.

    I can use the search Activities page to look for "Scrambling" activities for "Foothills" but there are other things we do on behalf of the committee that aren't scrambles and there's no easy way I know of to see those and access them.

    A concrete example: I can only easily get to the rosters for the field trips I personally am on the roster for. If I have a leader leading…

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    We have the ability to provide reports to committee on demand from our Salesforce database, a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platform. It has a much better and more flexible data reporting engine than our website which is a CMS (Content Management system).

    We also have the ability to connect a Salesforce report to a Google sheet and share that with any of our volunteer administrators. These Google sheets may be refreshed periodically (daily, weekly, monthly) so they can be as up-to-date as needed.

    If you need a one-time report or periodically updated report for your committee or branch, please send an email to our Member Services Team, info@mountaineers.org.

  18. Improve Route/Place Summary (aka Search Results) View GH3574

    Given that our Routes & Places have grown to support a wider set of options and variations, and that they support both land and marine activities, it would be better to display the entire summary and remove the detailed info at right column in the summary (aka search results) view of a route/place. See the attached mock-up.

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  19. Trigger a notification for Senior Rate Eligibility when Members turn 65 ~Salesforce

    Many members appreciate the convenience of the auto renewal feature for membership dues but for members who begin their enrollment at the Adult rate and turn 65 before card expiry, this may result in several years of paying at a higher rate than necessary. Including a notification on their 65th birthday, similar to the one sent out when members turn 18, will allow these members to make a fully informed decision about their options.

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  20. Allow Participants to be Bulk Assigned Volunteer Hours GH3364

    Our requirement for the Stewardship Credit badge is 8 hours of stewardship-related work which can be obtained many ways. We have many stewardship activities, but some of them only require 2-4 hours of work. To make this easier to track, we'd like to be able to bulk assign volunteer hours to participants in these cases

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    This is complete. Look for the "Check this box to assign volunteer hours to participants too" checkbox when closing an activity.


    We're working on how to integrate this this the Stewardship badge soon (seehttps://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/41870725-assign-the-stewardship-credit-badge-based-on-stewa).

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