8 votesJasper Horrell shared this idea ·
Yes, please. A vote from us too.
Seeing your activity on this thread we would like to present you with three new templates using the third-party app called “Integromat”. They could help you to:
- Copy an event with registrants
- Export registrations into a Google sheet
- Import registrations from a Google sheet
These need a short one-time setup and then you’ll be able to do the actions above in just a few clicks!
For more info see our blog: https://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2019/04/30/event-registration-integromat
We absolutely understand this is not a solution but more of a workaround for this request, so we won’t close this thread. But feel free to share your thoughts about these templates as well!
Please note, these workflows have some limitations and might not suit everybody. But we hope they will make your life a bit easier.
We run a series of philosophy courses for a few hundred people in total every 5 weeks. Each course would be an "event" on the system. We usually allocate people to courses rather than have them register. So a way to bulk register people for courses would be great rather than one-by-one (could be some sort of "fast-add", power-user web interface).
We also need to be able to efficiently record attendance for each of the 5 weeks of each course. This needs to be list and checkbox based rather than by going into each record as this would be very time consuming. It will also be impractical to create a new event for each week of the course. If someone attends sufficient evenings, we will also mark them at the end as having "passed" the course. This "passed" field could be handled with a custom field, but an efficient way to record attendance for an event over multiple weeks (or even on a single day) is not efficiently handled at present.
I see that these features would also be useful for a number of other Wild Apricot clients.
After initial analysis we decided to remove this feature from 2017 plans. Right now we don’t have clear understanding when this feature will be taken into development.
We export certain groups from WA to a bulk sms provider as well. In South Africa we use http://www.bulksms.com/ for this. We have a script that cleans up the phone numbers etc and formats for the input into the text messaging system.
This does work, but one does need to keep the two systems in sync.
Would be cleaner if we could send text messages directly from WA and configure a provider of choice. I guess there are issues of payment relating to this and providers servicing different countries complicating the whole issue so can understand why WA has not implemented this yet.
Agree with a lot of the posts here that sms is more effective in getting people's attention these days.