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Website Update Report 3-Months Post-Launch

Nearly three months ago we launched our new website - Mountaineers.org 2.0 - culminating a process that began almost three years ago. The new website allows us to take a more holistic approach to how we use technology to make the most impact for the most people. The technology we selected is more flexible and adaptable than our old system, which means it allows for continuous improvement. Gone are the days of building a website and then leaving it to month ball. We have a budget and new processes to make continuous improvements. And while as a nonprofit we don't have unlimited resources, we are proud to make the most of what we do have and to be as efficient as possible in serving you! Read more…

The 3 P's on our new website: Private, Pending, and Published

The website was designed both as a tool for the public to find information about The Mountaineers and as a place for our volunteer leaders and administrators to store and share information specific to courses, activities, and committees. Read more…

That time you were missing one of the Ten Essentials

The need for the Ten Essentials is not apparent until something goes wrong. Maybe you're surprised by darkness, weather, or a slow partner, or an injury slows or prevents travel. Whatever happens, the lack of an Essential can result in death.  Read more…

Website Triage, Fixes, and Enhancements

It's been nearly a month since we launched our new website, and we remain incredibly energized by the community's support of our new home and the positive impact this will have on our organization. Read more…

Volunteers Join Peak Society through Employer Matching Gifts

The Mountaineers has hundreds of volunteers who make our programs possible, and thanks to super volunteers like Chris Chapin and Deling Ren, who both work for Microsoft, their volunteerism is going even further in the form of  cash donations to The Mountaineers from Microsoft's matching gift program. Read more…

Regarding "Leader Permission Only"

Some of our trips and activities are posted on the website with a condition that people sign up only if they have obtained the leader's permission. If a leader has designated an activity as "Leader's Permission Only", you will see a check-box that looks like this:  Read more…

Volunteer Photo Librarian Wanted

This person will help us organize and access a large volume of images that contribute to the professional look of our magazines, website, and publications. Read more…

Website Launch Progress Report

We launched on Monday (May 5) with great anticipation from our members and community at large. While our new site isn't perfect for everyone, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We have a few bugs, which is to be expected with anything new, and we are really happy with our new home. We appreciate your continued patience and support as we settle in and make ourselves at home.  Read more…