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  1. Add badge expiry date to course roster export

    Currently, the course roster downloads display all the badges an individual has earned whether it is expired or active. It would be good to know if the badge is still active and hence requesting a change to roster downloads to include an expiration date. This will help all the courses that require their students to have core-requisites badges to be current for their graduatation.

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  2. Installment Payment System for Donations

    While we have monthly donations, we would like to request a payment installments specifically for donations that would have a start and end date that can be broken out by month or by quarter or any schedule identified by the donor. It may be similar to the proposal put forward for courses, however, will be different because this payment schedule would specific for an individual rather than a product.

    4 votes

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  3. Pop-up/dialogue reminder to check information when re-submitting youth forms

    When youth forms expire and are in need of renewal, all guardians have to do is re-save information in order for the form to be current for the next 365 days. For program participants who have been a part of programming for a year or two, and might have changing medical, dietary, or transportation needs, this means that information is often outdated when shared with program managers and staff. (For example, a participant who was 6 when the forms were filled out may have new diagnoses or updated dietary preferences when they are 12 that have not been reported out…

    3 votes

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  4. Easier to see instructor opportunities: Combine instructor opportunities and add them as a filter with all other activities

    Make it easy to see instructor opportunities for courses and clinics by showing them directly in the 'find activities' page. Today, when one selects 'find activities' they see 18 types of activities including hiking, scrambling, sea kayaking. But to see course instructor opportunities one has to click on 'volunteer' --> 'volunteer with us' --> scroll halfway down to click on 'find instructor opportunities'.

    As a volunteer-led organization, it's important to make finding instructors as low-friction as possible and putting 'instructor opportunities' in the same page with all the other activities will go a long way in giving our members that…

    8 votes

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  5. Link event tickets to a salesforce revenue campaign as they are purchased GH3710

    The fundraising team would love it if there was a way to link event ticket purchases to a specific campaign as they came in so we can track revenue and ensure it is assigned to a specific fundraising effort and communicate with accounting if it needs to be assigned to a specific funding need. This would be similar to how we set up donation pages to assign to a specific campaign.

    6 votes

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  6. Add "CANCELED - " to Canceled Lodge Stay and Activity Titles

    For lodges stays and activities that are canceled, add the "CANCELED - " to the title like we do for canceled events. Events, lodges stays and activities are the kinds of items most often displayed on a calendar grid. Though canceled items are colored brick red on the calendar view, the words better explain their state to our members and guests.

    1 vote

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  7. Add Address Verification Service

    What: Consider adding an address checker to the website to help manage number of bad addresses (incorrect unit, missing zip code, etc). This tool could help us verify/correct postal addresses.
    Why: Potentially important for decreasing amount of mail that is marked undeliverable and returned to the PC

    2 votes

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  8. Carbon Offsets for Travel to Mountaineers Trips During Participant Registration Process

    This feedback is to request that IT work the conservation and development teams to make changes to The Mountaineers website and sign-up/check-out process for all Mountaineers trips to allow registrants the option to partially offset their transportation-related carbon associated their travel by donating to a Mountaineers Carbon Footprint Reduction campaign. In addition to the donation ask, we would also like to allow registrants to share if they plan to carpool or if they will use an electric vehicle to travel to the activity. We understand this would take time, resources, and have implications for existing fundraising efforts. Thank you for…

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  9. Activity Registration Confirmation Email Change for Carbon Footprint Reduction ~Salesforce

    Per conversations with Jeff and Amber, I'm submitting feedback requesting tweaks to the confirmation email registrants receive after signing up for Mountaineers trips. The conservation and development teams would like to give registrants the option to partially offset their transportation-related carbon associated with each Mountaineers trip by donating to a Mountaineers Carbon Footprint Reduction campaign. We understand that prompting for this donation in the existing registration confirmation email would be an initial way to achieve this. Funds raised from this campaign would go toward energy reduction/net-zero projects at the Seattle Program Center and other efforts to reduce the carbon footprint…

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  10. Cicero Congressional District Matching for Salesforce Contacts ~Salesforce

    Our colleagues at American Whitewater turned us on to Salesforce congressional district matching through an application called Cicero. Having this kind of legislative information handy for our Salesforce contacts would be very valuable for our conservation and advocacy program, both from a digital advocacy standpoint, as well as for future congressional events/legislator engagements. American Whitewater staff found the application affordable and valuable for them. Cicero can be used in conjunction with a Tech Soup account. Thanks for your consideration!

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  11. “Don’t Forget to Volunteer” Reminder Email ~Salesforce

    Please create another auto generated email that is sent to folks after six months from graduation (i.e. have earned a course badge) to remind them to consider volunteering. This draft can be found under the second heading as “Potential ‘don’t forget to volunteer’ reminder email” in the updated draft in https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lrRXmCqTQHNHA0vFPDT_X0F3dF2PeOzpT5gQi8glerA/edit#heading=h.vz61m7xwxy0m.

    2 votes

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  12. Month/Week/Day View Duplicated at Bottom of Calendar

    Can we duplicate the month/week/day strip from the top of the calendar down at the bottom of the calendar? It would be handy to have it at the bottom as well, especially with the forward/backwards arrows so we can switch months when we are looking at the bottom of the calendar. Either that or an infinite scroll to go from month to month. Or both!

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  13. Create "Out of Region" Branch Option & Branch Newsletter Opt-ins

    (1) We would like to add a “Out of State” or “Out of Region” branch option for folks. The reason is that we have~400-500 folks who do not live within a reasonable driving distance from any of our branches, and it makes sense from a reporting standpoint to have an accurate count for membership association, particularly because historically most of these people have been added to the Seattle branch. The need for this is to get accurate reporting and also because it impacts our communications strategies.

    (2) We want to automatically subscribe people to branch newsletters.

    (2a) For Seattle branch,…

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  14. Move the "Manage Registration" Button on Mobile View

    It would be helpful for the 'Manage Registration' button to be moved to someplace more prominent for students registering with their mobile device. Right now it is at the bottom of the page which is confusing for students and often generates a lot of emails on registration days. Another solution might be to make the button appear on each activity page for students that are registered in a course. Right now its a maddening cycle of referring back to the course page because people can't figure out where the button is located.

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  15. Add Waiver Expiration Date Column to Roster

    Add a column to the program committee roster (or individual course rosters) displaying the waiver expiration date. Today the FT Coordinators find out about expired waivers only when they are trying to add instructors to the activity. Instead, a column in the roster (main committee roster or individual course roster) will help them proactively act on the situation.

    I assume other programs and branches will also benefit from this column as the process for waiver verification is cumbersome! Happy to chat more if needed! Thanks!

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  16. Inclusion with senior/ adult members wanting to add kids as guest to family activities

    When you go to try to select a "Guest Family" membership and already have a different type of membership you get the message:

    "You are choosing to change your membership from Senior or Adult to Guest Family. Click OK to continue, or Cancel to keep your current membership type."
    Could this be added to this message: "Please contact member services at info@mountaineers.org if you would like to include a family member as a guest and are not able to upgrade to a family
    membership at this time. We may be able to assist you."

    This will support family in all…

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  17. Add the concept of an "after hours" weekday activity, allow for filtering by that value

    Based on https://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/7486552-display-activity-start-time-next-to-date

    Many people work during the day. It would be useful if we could search for activities that are designed to be "after work".

    The original concept of filtering by start time was shot down in 2016, maybe this concept of a binary flag is more achievable?

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  18. Export feature for My Activities and My Courses and Programs lists

    Add export features (to CSV or Excel) to enable members to easily export lists of Activities and Courses (historical and active/posted in the future). It could be similar to rosters Export option.

    6 votes

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  19. Add "Permission Requested" Status

    I wonder why we don't simply add folks who request permission to the roster as a Permission Requested status instead of the current system. When I have a bunch of permission requests in my email, if I'm not thinking about it, it's very easy to process those requests in the wrong order, starting with the most recent instead of the oldest. If the were on their own section of the roster (such as with the waitlist) and sorted by request time, it would be much easier to go down the list in the right order. It would also address another…

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  20. Provide Activity Feedback from participants/students to Asst. & Co- Leaders

    After an activity participants are asked to provide feedback. This feedback loop is an important component of leadership development and allows leaders to learn how their approach is being received. However, Asst and Co-Leaders do not have access to this information and miss out on a valuable learning opportunity. For some, especially less experienced Asst Leaders, they may be tempted to emulate behavior they saw from a leader without the knowledge of how that was received by participants. In addition there may be comments, good or bad, about the Asst/Co- Leaders. Seems like not automatically sharing this with the entire…

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