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feedback.mountaineers.org

Our feedback and help desk system for everyone – all of our volunteers, leaders, members and guests – to add, review, comment on, and vote for ideas.

This helps us prioritize future projects with your ideas in mind!

Technology

Learn about the launch of our about our new website in May 2015 and all of the fixes, improvements, enhancements and feature releases completed since launch.

We are very excited about the new Mountaineers website! Watching it evolve from early user interface discussions to a nearly completed system was a fantastic experience. But we’re not done yet, and never will be.  The launch on May 5, 2014 was just the beginning of a constantly evolving technology platform. We will work to continually add improvements and new features to better meet our member & volunteer needs.

Below are blog posts about significant improvements and feature releases. We have many more coming—visit feedback.mountaineers.org to learn about them. There you can add a new idea, comment on an idea already proposed, up-vote improvement suggestions, or subscribe to receive updates on specific projects. This helps us prioritize future improvements for you!

If you are curious about the prioritization of projects in queue, take a look at our IT Project Planning & Prioritization sheet.


3.0 - Improved Navigation & Mountaineers Books Integration

3.0 - Improved Navigation & Mountaineers Books Integration

We are excited to announce that we will be launching an integrated Mountaineers Programs and Mountaineers Books website in early February! Learn more about the improved navigation, and methodology, and additional functionality we're adding as part of this big-for-some update we're calling mountaineers.org 3.0.

2.10 - Many More Small Improvements

2.10 - Many More Small Improvements

Learn about the many improvements to our website for the mountaineers.org 2.10 release done from mid-November through January 2018.

What’s next for Mountaineers eLearning?

What’s next for Mountaineers eLearning?

Learn how The Mountaineers is using eLearning to improve delivery, impact, accessibility, and consistency in our courses.

2.9 - Many Small Improvements

2.9 - Many Small Improvements

Learn about the many improvements to our website for the mountaineers.org 2.9 release done from April through November.

Website Testers Wanted - Will Trade Testing for T-shirts

Website Testers Wanted - Will Trade Testing for T-shirts

We need 15-25 testers to help us test new website navigation. Sign up and get free Mountaineers merch as a thank you.

Enhanced Trip Navigation Resources

Enhanced Trip Navigation Resources

We added folders to Routes & Places to store downloadable customized maps, GPS tracks, and more. Can you help us populate and curate them?

2.8 - Lodge Reservations, Merchandise

2.8 - Lodge Reservations, Merchandise

Learn about the new feature in our Fall/Winter 2016-17 release, an online lodge reservation system for our Outdoor Centers, and online merchandise sales plus a few other small improvements.

Why wasn't I getting emails from The Mountaineers?

Why wasn't I getting emails from The Mountaineers?

This year we've had some email deliverability issues, but we're happy to report we've addressed the problem.

2.7 - Mobile Website, Youth Forms

2.7 - Mobile Website, Youth Forms

We launched a mobile friendly version of our website! Learn about it, and the other improvements in our 2.7 release.

2.6 - Trip Reports, Map Search, Upgraded Web Server

2.6 - Trip Reports, Map Search, Upgraded Web Server

You talked - we listened! Our newest website upgrate - 2.6 - includes massive improvements to trips reports, a new map search feature, an upgraded web server for faster access, changes to Routes & Places, and more!

2.5.1 - Membership, Courses, Skill Badges, Incident Reporting, Volunteer Recruitment

2.5.1 - Membership, Courses, Skill Badges, Incident Reporting, Volunteer Recruitment

Learn about the improvements to our website for the mountaineers.org 2.5 release, including new features for members, volunteers, courses, and activities.

Course Posting Guru

Course Posting Guru

We're seeking a volunteer to help all of our other volunteers post courses on Mountaineers.org, one of the most onerous tasks our most active volunteers face. Read more about it here.

2.5 - Seminars & Clinics, Search, Youth

2.5 - Seminars & Clinics, Search, Youth

Learn about the improvements to our website for mountaineers.org 2.5, including new features for seminars & clinics, searches and youth programs.

Fall 2015 Website Improvements

Fall 2015 Website Improvements

Along with our monthly support for fixing bugs, we continue to make several small improvements to our website. Here are the ones for fall 2015.

The Mountaineers Website Featured

The Mountaineers Website Featured

The Mountaineers is featured as one of Plone's "success stories" and Jazkarta's projects!

2.4 - Books, Feedback, Search

2.4 - Books, Feedback, Search

Learn about the improvements to our website for mountaineers.org 2.4, including new features for books, feedback surveys, and searches.

Technology Projects

Technology Projects

A description of our "mountaineers.org 2.0" technology project's plan, scope and execution. A wish list of future feature enhancements and improvements for our website, tickets for fixing issues with our website in rough priority order, and a place for you to suggest one that's not already on our list.

Anatomy of a Major Website Project

Anatomy of a Major Website Project

We had the opportunity to tell the story of our major website redesign at the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Learn about our strategies for success!

2.3 - Branch & Committee Pages, Event RSVP, and more!

2.3 - Branch & Committee Pages, Event RSVP, and more!

New features and improvements launched with our website's Spring 2015 development cycle include improved formatting for branch and committee web pages, content management tools, event RSVP, calendar quick views, printable activity rosters, fully functional online wait-lists and cancellation for paid activities, and fee collection for optional course activities.

How to change your membership type

How to change your membership type

Learn how to change your membership type here.

2.2 - Book Buying Made Easy

2.2 - Book Buying Made Easy

With the completion of our next website improvement launch - mountaineers.org 2.2 - we've brought in books from our publishing wing, allowing you to now shop from hundreds of Mountaineers books publications from our new Shopping Cart.

Managing Your Mountaineers Email Preferences

Managing Your Mountaineers Email Preferences

Learn more about managing your Mountaineers email preferences.

Routes & Places, Activity, and Other Website Improvements for Leaders

Routes & Places, Activity, and Other Website Improvements for Leaders

Learn about the improvements made to Routes/Places and activity listings, and some other neat fixes from the last couple of months.

Website Workshop for Activity and Course Leaders - Jan 15

Website Workshop for Activity and Course Leaders - Jan 15

Frustrated or intimidated with how to get things done on the new Mountaineers website? Come to this free evening workshop with experts who will demonstrate key functions and work with you on your specific questions.

2.1 - Website Enhancement Launch

2.1 - Website Enhancement Launch

We've just launched our newest website upgrade - version 2.1. Enhancements include improvements to carpooling, the full importing of your course and activity history, improved instructor registration, and better course roster management for our leaders.

New Technology Support System

New Technology Support System

Learn about the launch of Mountaineers new technology support and feedback system.

Website Update Report  3-Months Post-Launch

Website Update Report 3-Months Post-Launch

Read about our key fixes and upgrades since we launched the new website on May 5. Learn about what's on deck for development improvements, and how we are working to prioritize volunteer and member requests.

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

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

A leader's guide to understanding the different privacy settings on the new website.

Website Triage, Fixes, and Enhancements

Website Triage, Fixes, and Enhancements

Read about our website progress one-month post launch and learn about how we are triaging our fixes and enhancements.

Website Launch Progress Report

Website Launch Progress Report

Learn what happened in our first week of launch.

Welcome to our New Website!

Welcome to our New Website!

Learn all about our new website, our project plan and scope and where we'd like to go in the future. Understand any changes to your membership, why you need to change your password to login, and why we didn't copy your credit card information from the old site. Eyes glazing over? Read an entertaining story about why we think the new website is like the best jacket you'll ever own.