Implementation for Financial Edge and Raisers Edge
Sign and finalize Blackbaud contract and financing options.
Initial meetings with Blackbaud conversion specialists to plan and prepare for data conversion.
Schedule phone meeting for Tuesday 31st with Task Group
On Island Board Meeting: update on timeline/implementation, and registration solution needed.
Blackbaud to begin data conversion for Raisers Edge from NED to new SQL database.
Blackbaud to begin data conversion for Financial Edge from NED to new SQL database.
Most values start new for 2013 season, very little to convert to FE.
Testing and debugging window to work with Blackbaud specialists to debug and errors before 2013 conference season. Training for seasonal staff members to begin.
To begin after summer seasonal contracts: planning, database design, etc.
End of 2012 Conference Season.
2.5 to 3 months of coding work on registration solution.
Initial debugging and beta testing of registration solution. Early season registration to be entered into both this solution and NED.
February 2nd: Chairs and Registrars Meeting, training on HOW to use the online registration module will take place.
2013 seasonal registration opens. Registration module needs to be fully integrated and operational. DEADLINE.
Beginning of 2013 Conference Season
Identification of key members and creation of volunteer input group to help brainstorm and plan online registration methods. Lead by Mike Bray.
Mike, Kristi, Johnny and Justina meet to prepare for online registration meeting with volunteer group. Discuss potential implications including financial, cultural etc.
Initial conference call to discuss ideas for online registration.
Update on the work from the volunteer work group
Present plan for online registration to the Outreach and Engagement committee for their endorsement before presenting to the board and Council of Conferences.
Present plan for online registration to Council of Conferences.
Board vote to adopt any changes to registration process that impact business model based on recommendation from volunteer impact group and staff.
Programming of online registration solution. Regularly using support of Volunteer input group.
Deadline for publishing instructions on how to register for the season.
Testing and debugging of online registration solution. Perhaps an opt-in option for different conferences based on conference registrar preference.
Deadline for an active and integrated online registration solution.
Research hosting options based on capacity, price, and convenience. Have hosting solution in place before Blackbaud conversion begins.
Figure out financing for registration solution (salaries included).
$5,000 already improved by Board.