ClubRunner is a cloud-based membership management solution for nonprofits, boards, service clubs, associations and chambers of all sizes. Key features include a website designer, member directories, reports, emails, e-bulletin, contact management and event calendar.
ClubRunner’s content management system enables users to design and customize their websites without any need for coding. Users can create different sections, choose from multiple themes, customize banners and footers, integrate with social media and upload images, videos and flash content. The member directory stores details in profiles, including contact information, addresses, mailing addresses and more.
ClubRunner's advanced reporting allows users to build and customize their own reports by choosing layouts, formats and data fields. Users can create different type of reports and extract them to PDF, PowerPoint and images. The solution comes with a payment module, which allows organizations to process payments from members and the public online or through virtual terminals.
Lon from University of Kansas
Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees
It is a management system with design capabilities so all I have to do is click on the appropriate buttons and things happen for me. In addition, it keeps up-to-date with latest trends in design and functionality so I don't have to.
For the average user ClubRunner is a very user-friendly management system in most regards. It is easy to log into and then easy to find the membership area, which our members use most often. In addition, activities like updating a Profile or sending an email are quite simple to do for even the most technologically challenged individuals in the club. From a webmaster's perspective, I have found it very easy (mostly) to update the website, including things like adding new widgets to the Home Page or changing the layout and look of the site as well as changing the Home Page banner and logos. In addition, it is rather simple to create photo albums and add photos to them and build in stories and/or newsletters. All in all a very user-friendly program.
There are times when the system doesn't do what you expect it to do. For example, removing photo albums from the Home Page is not very intuitive and sometimes doesn't seem to work. And if you only change the overall look once a year, it can be challenging to "remember" how to do it. Once into the Designer it gets much easier.
Melissa from Rotary District 7390
Employees number: 2-10 employees
It is very easy to make website updates, send a weekly newsletter and update membership information. The calendar is also a great feature. You can do on-line registrations and easily track how many people are registered for events. It is a great product all around!
John from Rotary Club of Key Largo
ClubRunner's product is well thought out and intuitive but I am most impressed with their live product support. As one would expect during the design and roll-out we has our share of questions. I was able to speak to a knowledgeable and helpful person 90% of the time on my initial call...without any hold time. The couple of times I had to leave a message a support person called me back in a matter of minutes.
ClubRunner's customer service and support ranks right up there with the best.
There were a few custom modifications we unable to accomplish. On the upside, ClubRunner support suggested a satisfactory work around for each of them.
Gerard from Atlanta Area Rotary
Once the user becomes familiar with the software, then it offers a lot of flexibility to build an in-depth, multi-page Web site. It allows multi-users to input info/data on different pages/screens. Editing and managing time sensitive inputs appears to be moderately uncomplicated. Once a user's experience increases, some of the software complexity may lessen
1) To an inexperienced user, input and publishing appear to be very complex
2) "Drag & Drop" appears to be non-existent. This would really simplify file & image file uploading!!
3) Terminology is very confusing... 'widgets'?
4) Previews are misleading. When previewing, you get a item/page stand-alone preview, not a merged master page, draft page preview. So, when published, and you return to Home Page, it looks different perspective, size relative to the master
5) Maybe due to my inexperience, I cannot upload a Word or Excel file. I have to convert to PDF and have Adobe convert to image file. Images upload very well.
David from Rotary Club of York
save a lot if time to create a web pages for the club website.
Good templates and tools to announce club events
Great for update of membership list and possible use for keeping track of attendance and participation.
Take a bit of time to learn, but improved over the last two year.
In the beginning, the design makes every club page the same.
George from Districdt 5470
If a club doesn't have this tool, they need it. Do it today and say your club a lot of misery with managing club and member datel
Fantastic customer support! Very easy to use. I have never failed to get my questions answered by staff. We frequently use EventRunner and the associated credit card vendo
Moh from RC Oyster Bay Dar-es-Salaam
Ease of administration of members statistics and general club functions. Also attendance functions are quite smooth
Admin Page and related icons could be a bit more user friendly (widgets maybe?). Somehow new club members are finding it 'hard' to adapt to the Members Area
Diane from Rotary District 5580
Ability to communicate with the District and update the Website. The improvements to the ClubRunner Website and ability to customize are excellent.
District features are easy to use. Reports are easy to generate. Communication module is effective and there are many other useful features.
There are a few minor changes that could be made to MyEventRunner, such as ease of report generation and name tag prep. Instruction Manual could be more detailed. ClubRunner: Generating Directories needs some work - the Directory is not available until the day after it is requested, and some of them do not contain the information shown on the Directory page.
Roger from District 7040 & Sunrise Rotary of Plattsburgh NY
Employees number: 51-200 employees
As a district website administrator, I appreciate the flexibility the design function allows me to customize the home page to reflect the personality and message of the District Governor. I can fairly easily change the page as DG terms change.
As a club website administrator, I can easily update the content as new events and promotions come to the fore.
As a club secretary, I can get on top of the administrative tasks that can't be allowed to fall behind.
ClubRunner can handle many of the essential day-to-day tasks that Rotary clubs need to accomplish but it's greatest value is less obvious: it offers continuity of management in an environment where the management team can change from year to year.
That said, it's strengths include:
+ An Attendance Module that takes minutes to update but offers useful reports on individuals as well as overall club performance.
+ Membership records include a wealth of information
+ Email communication to club membership, custom lists, officers and committee members are easy to set up and send
+ Committee Management Module takes the committee experience to the next level.
+ Excellent support team and pretty good documentation
Any platform that is designed to be used by both beginners and experienced users will never make everyone happy. They tend to include compromises and limits.
A few of the negatives include:
+Volunteers Module is not intuitive to set up
+ Newsletter/Bulletin Module is hard grasp. It may be trying to do too much.
+ Custom Reports are still a mystery to me.
+ It needs an image editing component that will allow users to easily add captions to photos.
Beverly from Rotary District 5450
It's easy to communicate with our District members via email, monthly newsletter and customized broadcasts. We use MyEventRunner for all of our events and registrations. The support staff is extremely helpful and responsive.
Occasionally it is a little "convoluted" to edit a site page - there are many steps to get to where you need to edit.
Dennis from Garner and Still, Attorneys at Law
Simple, easy to access, good modules, great for storage of club history. CubRunner provides excellent support when you need it, you can talk live with a representative who are respectful and helpful. Cannot imagine promoting the club's activities without ClubRunner.
Some features are difficult but mostly accessible. Although it is simple to understand, it could be made to be a bit easier to use.
Mary from Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton
Ease of use and extensive support, videos, webinars, etc. Help provided at RI Conference was very good. The customer support was exceptional. They helped solve Facebook integration issue.
Jen from Symphony Financial Team
Ease of use. Integration w RI. I wish I could get my members moreengagedwith the software program. Wish disintegrated w District site for registration and club managemdnt
I would love fortheinviteoption to all to exclude members who have already registered for an event necessary tool for efficient club management
john from BOISE METRO ROTARY
I like the look! Bulletin designer i easy to use, once you figure it out! Club/District bulletin is the body of the email - no need to download another file
"Open" rate on emailed bulletin is not helpful. /There should be a better way to show open rate. Have a great day!
Marilee from Fallbrook Rotary
It is easy to use. Great support. The classy way the website appears reflects well on our club.
It accomplishes all we want in our website.
Keeping up with all the changes can be a challenge. Also being notified as to what is new could be better. Keeping our club members up to date can be difficult on our part.
Marianne from Rotary Club of South Bay Sunrise
Employees number: 11-50 employees
The ability to provide feedback directly to the developers.
Many features all in one place for club support. I like the support for secretaries, treasurers, and email capabilities. I also like the connectivity to RI for membership, although I still have to contact RI to straighten out inconsistencies from time to time.
Difficult to create a newsletter. Too many steps to incorporate photos into the newsletter. Also, when sending an email to a group of people and expecting responses, there is no way for the recipients to do a "reply all" to the distribution.
Colette from San Ramon Rotary
Excellent customer service in my experience, very quick to respond to my questions
Easy to use
Can be very detailed once you get into the admin portion and start to make changes. You can do a lot but it gets a little overwhelming
Bob from Rotary District 5495
Everything is a PRO for Club Runner. I really enjoy it's Flexible, the professional look, Ease of Use and it's friendliness with power users
Nabil from Oneworld
Customization flexibility and the support staff are first class. Company definitely listens to suggestions.
Display between laptop and smartphone requires a lot of fine tuning. However, just saw a demo of upcoming release which will address this issue.
Linda from Rotary Club of West Ottawa
We have been with Clubrunner since 2010 in its early days with Rotary clubs. The Clubrunner team has been incredibly responsive to Rotary clubs worldwide to adapt their software to meet our needs. We have seen a tremendous enhancement in the software over the years. Two of us began working with the product with little to no experience and have, with the new software, been able to develop a professional looking website that is interesting and engaging to those both within the Rotary community but also to those outside of Rotary. What a great marketing tool for clubs. We find the online tutorials are very helpful especially for new members learning how the site works. Keep up the great work!.
How easy it makes clubs look like they are great at web design. The availability of images and tools that are common in Rotary worldwide.
There is so much to learn about ClubRunner that as a volunteer you feel sometimes that you have simply touched the tip of the iceberg of its capacity. But the flip side is you can get something posted with relative ease with little understanding of how you did it ;-)
Encourage several members in your club to learn about various aspects of the website. Use the website to encourage those in your local community want to become more involved.