Katie Fritz

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  1. 7 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Katie Fritz supported this idea  · 
    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    Our event list (on the administrative back end) is getting pretty long. It would make it easier to navigate if we could view the events in smaller groups instead of one big list that always jumps to the top when you return to it.

    I think tag-based folders would be a great way to organize this, with events showing up in more than one folder if they have more than one tag. This works well for creating public event lists. The folders could show up on separate pages, or be listed one after another on the same page with an expand/collapse feature for each folder & its contents.

    It would still be helpful to have a "see all" feature and search box - don't take that away! :)

  4. 14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    I would possibly use this. I would definitely use a feature that changes one's registration to a different registration type after a certain date.

    Use case:

    One of the organizations I manage has several conferences a year. Our policy is that payment is due by a certain date or we will charge the late registration fee. Right now we have to manually change attendees to the "late registration" type when they have not paid by the cutoff date. It would be convenient if this were automated.

    I don't desperately need this - it would just be a little more convenient.

  5. 8 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    We do manually delete and create new registrations when an organization wants to transfer the registration to someone else. This mostly happens when the person attending isn't in our system yet, so they can't get the member rate, so another bundle member registers for them (we're still working on teaching bundle admins how to add members).

    This happens several times a year, and it would be handy if we could re-link an event registration, invoice and payment to a different account. Not critical though.

  6. 11 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    Ohhhhh I see, Amy. Yeah, there is no way to send an event announcement to a saved search group, is there? Sorry for missing that in your original post.

    I'm interested in the answer to this too!

    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    Wouldn't Evgeny's workaround from above work in this situation?
    * Go to Contacts>Advanced Search and choose "All of selected".
    * Select the member levels you want, using "any of selected" for the Membership Level field.
    * Select "none of selected" for the event registration (it's in Events Related>Registered for Specific Events in Add criteria).
    * Save the search.
    * Then update your event announcement to be sent to your saved search(es) instead of the default audience.

  7. 29 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    Yes! We need this too. When people register for our events, we pay for food, materials, etc. for them. If they don't show up, we still need to keep the money.

    I think even making this the default (keeping the money) would work. It's easy to cancel an invoice or refund a payment manually.

  8. 22 votes
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  9. 12 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    Sorry, missed your reply! We need people to pay for them. Currently we are posting the webinar as a normal event until it happens. Then after it takes place, we make the end date far in the future so the event stays open. When people pay, the recording link comes in the confirmation email. (http://cedam.info/resources/connect-share )

    Another solution for us would be an option to keep registration open for past events. Then we could keep the real date/time on the webinars.

    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    We would use a "no date" feature to share recorded webinars. We are trying a model where people who miss a webinar can register later for the recording (sent in the confirmation email). We can't keep the original date, because then registration is closed, and a fake date is confusing.

  10. 18 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Wishlist » Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    As a workaround, I have our Wild Apricot home page redirect to our regular website (we use Wild Apricot completely with widgets on a WordPress site).

  11. 66 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Wishlist » Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    I agree that this would be useful. It would also be great if event registrants could be ADDED to contacts (not just update existing contacts), either automatically or with a single click or setting on the admin side. Are there opt-in issues with that?

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    116 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    We could also really use event discount codes that work exactly the same as membership discount codes! Currently we are tracking registrations and changing the price on the admin side.

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    2 comments  ·  Designers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    Nice! I really like the login link in the top right, vs. a box - much cleaner looking but still clear. It's a clean, professional, easy to use site in general.

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    20 comments  ·  Designers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Katie Fritz commented  · 

    This year I launched a multi-site network (my baby!) built on WordPress for my organization. Wild Apricot functions are incorporated via widgets; I used dynamic iframes, shortcode embedding http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_embed_register_handler (so non-admin users can override WP's restrictions on iframe embedding) and lots of CSS customization

    If you are using widgets, I found this code to be pretty helpful for dynamic cross-domain iframes (automatic resizing without scroll bars): http://npr.github.io/responsiveiframe . I had to add some extra space to the bottom to make it work. For some reason this doesn't work for the member directory, but it does everywhere else I've tried.

    I realized recently that Google was indexing all of our widgets as pages, so I used Google Webmaster tools to tell Google to stop crawling anything in the members.cedam.info domain (our WA pages). We have to be careful to include good keywords on the container pages for our iframes, as the contents of the iframes are no longer searchable. The WordPress SEO plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo has been helpful for this.

    While occasionally the iframe model makes for a confusing user experience, on the whole I'm much happier with having a single integrated site than two separate sites - and my members seem to be too.

    Home page (cedam.info) http://cedam.info , member application http://cedam.info/join , events list http://cedam.info/resources/training , newsletter signup http://cedam.info/news/e-news , member directory http://cedam.info/membership/directory .

    (PS I know that the site is buggy in IE8 and on mobile devices. Hoping to release a 1.0 version of my theme soon!)

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