Make it easier to pay for club events, dinners and merchandise. If you log in before
you register or visit the ship's store, most of your information will be pre-filled including your credit card! (Note- cc saved only with your permission) How easy is that?
If you don't log in, and fill out the forms and submit without logging in, you'll create a new "non-member" account.
One benefit to logging in first, your transactions are saved for your review. Plus of course you can access the member roster, blogs that are not public, and member photo albums that are not public.
Garth asked me how to create a report showing who selected what volunteer choices, the goal being to contact the members. Instead of a report, here's how to send a blast email to that specific group.
As with anything involved with this website, take the time to read the screen. You'll find hints and tips that I may have missed.
After logging in, find the Control Panel > Communications > Emailing
Click Add Emailing
First you'll need to select a template. I can create a custom template for you but Bob's seems appropriate for this. You can experiment but if you create several drafts that you really won't use, please remember to delete them, carefully. We don't like clutter.
Next comes a Basics pop up. The category is only for internal use, to help us find the email blast after sending.
I always check Allowed on View Email page but as yet have not made a way for users to see these emails. It might be just for email addy's at anacortesyachtclub.org. Another project ...
Change the from name and email addy and add a subject.
I always use HTML, track opens, and allow personalization.
It's always a good idea to save your draft. Several times.
Next select Distribution List and click the edit icon.
To keep things neat and tidy, let's create a new distribution list, and don't check the box to save as a pre-defined list.
Use the dropdown to find "Members with a specific answer to a club question". It gets a little tricky here as you need to know the answers offered as selections to the member when they fill out their member profile. The question is Volunteer and bar operations is one of the choices. Before clicking save, compare what you see with the image below.
Check that the count is reasonable. Don't worry about invalid or refused, you can follow up on that later.
Now you can edit the email content. This might be a good time to save your draft.
Personalization is used if, for example, you want to say 'Dear Tom' or 'member since 2016' or anything else you find in the personalization dropdown.
Select the text and replace with your own. Keep it simple. AYC standard font is Times New Roman but it looks like this particular template uses Arial. Using this email content editor can be challenging if you try to get too creative. You can always call Club Express support with questions. Always send a test to yourself.
Click Ready for Delivery when you're done and it queus up to send now or when you said to send it, back in Basics.
There's reports and ways to tell who opened the email and interesting stats to look through after it goes out.