Andrew Vincent

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Remind your members (and potential members) of even more benefits of membership by configuring your pricing options.

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Apr 20, 2016 3:39:33 PM

Baseline netFORUM allows you to configure a wide range of prices for your customers. While the most common price division is between members and non-members, it is completely possible to introduce a much deeper complexity to your products. For example, complex pricing is especially useful when working with event registrations. Early bird prices, exhibitor discounts, committee registrations, and certification tracks are all common scenarios.

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Tips for processing netFORUM payments of zero that can make you a hero.

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Mar 10, 2016 10:13:10 AM

As a general rule, every action that netFORUM records involves a product. Buying a product represents the key transaction for nearly everything netFORUM does. Membership, event registrations, shipping, sales tax, discounts, certification program enrollments, fundraising gifts, sponsorships, cancellation fees, etc., all work with products.

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How old is old? Here's a handy SQL tip for determining the approximate age of your netFORUM database.

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Feb 25, 2016 2:38:33 PM

As your netFORUM instance ages and sites get copied and restored, it can be difficult to keep track of how old your database is. Knowing the approximate age of your database can be critical information to know when testing issues, working through complex processes that require up-to-date member data, or researching the history of a particular transaction.

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A Tale of Two Invoices: Best Practices for Managing Registrant Financials in netFORUM.

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Feb 17, 2016 3:28:21 PM

When working with event registrations, baseline netFORUM gives us multiple ways of viewing the associated financial details.

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Don't be a Murray and redo your work over and over (and over). Simplify with this quick netFORUM tip!

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Feb 2, 2016 7:40:08 AM

Set a Default Batch in netFORUM

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Sign me up! netFORUM self-service communication preferences and mailing list subscriptions.

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Jan 27, 2016 3:57:08 PM

Baseline netFORUM allows your customers to establish a wide variety of communication preferences.

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Let’s get certificated! Baseline certifications and the requirements evaluation tool.

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Jan 7, 2016 3:53:22 PM

Associations awarding certifications can help elevate the skills and professionalism of the profession they represent.

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Let's address subscription shipping addresses

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Dec 17, 2015 3:43:22 PM

Baseline netFORUM uses a primary address for both contact information and product fulfillment. This includes a wide variety of products and communications, including renewal notices, fundraising marketing, and magazine subscriptions.

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Activity counts! Track user activity and find your Power Users.

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Dec 10, 2015 3:33:44 PM

As you may already know, netFORUM tracks user activity through a table known as the page access table or md_page_access. This table tracks which netFORUM pages are visited by all of the system’s users.

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netFORUM Upgrade Planning, Part 3

Posted by Andrew Vincent on Dec 7, 2015 3:45:26 PM

You’ve completed the first four steps of a netFORUM upgrade in part 1 and part 2 of netFORUM Upgrade Planning. In this, the final installment, we’ll go into more detail of the last upgrade stages.

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