New functionality has been added to our website to help manage council and assembly projects. I have been using this feature to set the five main KofC projects of Faith, Family, Community, Life and Other as described on the Annual Survey. Members can add their own activities, time, and treasure to these to help keep track of good deeds through the year and improve your annual survey numbers.
I added two projects to help with website design and Service quest issues.
We are now using Project Manager to help with the Anchor Award for 2021 and it appears this is proving to be stress reliever for Mike Bullock and others. Other projects can be added as needed.
If you add a new project, it is important that you add tasks in order log your activities. Members are also required to share the load and responsibilities.
Social Media Features
In the last few weeks, I have been working on the social networking features for the website and connecting to Facebook. We now have a Facebook page and presence, but we are not doing any advertising yet. This needs to be addressed. I’m not happy with the front page. It’s a WIP. You can view it at https://www.facebook.com/sbknights7525.
Along with this linking I found a plugin that will take our Events and send them over to our Facebook page’s timeline. It’s not automated, and you must select the event and intend to send it. Cost is extra to automate.
If you wish to expand your profiles to include which social media platforms you support, you can now update your profiles to add the social links in the appropriate fields. Ultimate Member only supports the basics like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn. These links get added to your profile when members view you from the Members page and Profile Page. Messenger is not one of the options yet.
And the best is saved for last. There is now an on-line chat feature that shows up in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. This is like the “who is online” feature in the upper left corner of the Members page but you can now chat with who is online. Data is not stored, and chat is private only to our site and members.
All these advances have been free.
Login and enjoy, don’t be afraid. It’s a tool for us.