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Add custom messages to registration confirmations

Did you know, you can add a custom message to your registration confirmation?

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Naming Events in Facility Scheduler

When creating an event in Facility Scheduler, it’s important to use the proper name format.  It may seem cumbersome to you, but it makes a huge impact to the user trying to find the event they’re looking for as well as helping us research old information in event reports and such.

The proper way to name an event is:

Ministry Name: Activity/Event Name  Season Continue reading “Naming Events in Facility Scheduler”

Troubles with Cookies

From time to time MyWestover registrants will express difficulty registering for events because of problems with cookies. Continue reading “Troubles with Cookies”

Troubleshooting: Excel Files Blank

Having trouble opening excel files that you export from Access?  Here’s the solution!

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Facility Scheduler 101: Creating a Reservation

Facility Scheduler allows us reserve space, resources & avoid double bookings as well as offer online registration for events. Learn how to use FS with this tutorial including:

Creating a reservation
Managing Bookings
Notes
Recurring Events

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Excel Tips

Excel 101:

Official Excel Tutorial Videos

Beginner User (PDF)

For tips on sorting/sifting/utilizing excel data, check out these tutorials:

Sorting data

Filtering data (looking only at specific answers/criteria)

Calculate age from DOB

Easily convert rows to columns and vice versa

If you have additional tips, tutorials, etc… please email Tamy with the instructions or a link to instructions.

Ditching the question: Do you attend Westover?

We’re ditching the question “Do you attend Westover?” on event registrations – because we’ve found a better way to ask the question that will help us gather better information about our registrants.  Continue reading “Ditching the question: Do you attend Westover?”

Let’s talk about money & event registration

Did you know… when you have an event that costs a significant amount you can easily manage payments for all participants?

Deposits

Deposits allow us to charge a reasonable amount to hold someone’s spot. The deposit amount should be enough that the person is truly committed to coming, but not so much that it makes it difficult for them to register early. For example, students attending a camp, may be expected to pay a $100 deposit of the $400 balance.

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Tracking payments in ACS

So you’ve got a big retreat coming up.  You’re expecting 180 people who will each be paying $225 to attend.  That’s a lot of money to track – but ACS makes it easy to manage!

The key is getting everyone to register online!

I know… that’s probably an uphill battle for some folks, but don’t worry we have a work around for them.. Continue reading “Tracking payments in ACS”

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