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    SE Betts

    Can a committee member interact with the messages via their email account?  or do they need to always login to communicate with the rest of the committee?   Is this an area that is being upgraded in the new release?  any idea when the changes will be posted for those of us interested in the re-build and what is being updated?

    I have a committee that would like to move from their google group here - but, they want to be able to communicate through their email accounts without forced logins to memberclicks for every message.

  • Can files be uploaded in folders? For example, we would like to store information by year>and subfolder for for example 2016>applicants>name>files.  I see that this feature was requested numerous times in the "classic" software, but don't see that it was added in the new product? If it was, how do we upload files? thanks!

     

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    SE Betts

    Would love answers to both of these Comments - any chance?

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    Kinsey Mahan

    @Sharon - Committee members are not able to interact with messages via their email account - they will need to login to communicate with the rest of the committee, though they can receive a notification when a new message has been posted to the committee. The committee tool works the same in the new platform as it does in Classic, though it will likely be updated in the future. If you're looking for a tool where members can engage with one another via email, I would recommend using the e-list.

    @Andrea - Files in the committee area are not able to be uploaded in folders. The social features, including committees, work largely the same way in the new platform as they did in Classic. They will likely be updated in the future, but the new platform overhaul primarily focused on a new database, completely updated forms, a new calendar, and enhancements to financial reporting.

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    Marci Hickey

    Can lapsed members be part of a committee?  Our committees include current and lapsed members, as well as prospective members, however, when I try to add a lapsed member to a committee MemberClicks system will not allow me to add them.

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Marci - Lapsed members are not currently able to be part of a Committee. The design was to prevent lapsed members from accidentally being assigned to a  committee, but we'll look to customer feedback on opening it up. I've taken this feedback and passed it along to the Product Team.

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    Markus Barrera-Kolb

    Hello Kinsey, I'd like to second the request for the ability to keep lapsed members on committees. We don't want committee members to suddenly be out of the loop if they happen to not renew on time for some reason. Also, given the way memberships work for our organization, it's possible that someone might let their individual membership expire because their company has decided to join, obviating the need for its employees to purchase individual memberships. In this case, these individuals would still use their individual logins to access our site and its resources and should be able to remain on any committees they may be part of. Thanks!

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Markus - The additional info is appreciated. I've added that to Marci's previous feedback for the Product Team's review!

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    Christine Bruggers

    Hi Kinsey,

    My committee members are confused by the committee messages since there's no way to respond or even to click a link to go to the committee. Ideally (if they can't respond in email), they should be able to click a link to the committee, log in if they aren't already and then have the committee page open. Possible?

    Also, someday will this be developed to work like basecamp? I can't get people to use committees because they want calendars with to-do lists, etc. 

    Thanks!

    Chris

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Chris - the message that generates when a committee member posts a message is system generated, and isn't able to be modified to add a link to the committee page. That committee page is unique for each user, so it isn't able to be linked from your website or an email – a member has to access it under My Features > Committees.

    I don't know that we have firm plans on exactly what we'll do to enhance the committee tool in the future, but you're more than welcome to submit product feedback about both of these items via this link.

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    Marci Hickey

    What types of files can be uploaded to committees?  Google docs?  Zipped files?  Thanks!

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Marci - All of the typical file types are able to be uploaded to committees, including zipped files, as long as they're under 150MB. You could link to a Google doc in a committee message, but I don't think that's a file type that you could actually upload (you could download the file from Google docs and upload it that way). I hope that helps!

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