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Management and booking system (2 replies)

andy_beharrell
5 months ago
andy_beharrell 5 months ago

Do any other sailability clubs have an overall management or booking system? While we do run open sessions at the Woolverstone Project (on Alton Water), we also operate on the River Orwell with a Wheelyboat and Hawk 20 and all these sessions are booked. At the moment we have a manual system backed up by a Microsoft Access database, DutyMan (to handle the volunteering and instructors for the booked sessions) and various Google calendars etc etc. We are looking for some sort of a software tool to manage a lot of this and came across https://www.sailingclubmanager.com/. Has anyone else used a system like this, or this one?

We wondered whether something like this might streamline operations for us and handle all the membership records etc. The downside is of course the cost, but this may look better when we factor in the time savings a smoother system would allow ...

Andy Beharrell
Woolverstone Project

Chris Hodge
1 month ago
Chris Hodge 1 month ago

Andy

I had a look at Sailing Club Manager when I was looking at membership software a couple of years ago.  I found it a little too complicated for my purposes. However I have had a good experience with MemberMojo - which is useful for holding membership and attendance records on a GDPR compliant database.  It is fairly inexpensive (£60 per year).  

It doesn't do calendars or booking which more sophisticated systems might do - but I have found Google forms quite useful for this (and free).

Chris

Sussex Sailability

andy_beharrell
1 month ago
andy_beharrell 1 month ago

Chris,

Many thanks for that. We looked at SCM because of the bookings as we are hoping to reduce the admin from all our bookings - hence having to have some of the complication. MemberMojo looks good though so that may well be useful if we find SCM too much. I did also hear of another called Wild Apricot which looks like it has some potential.

We have used Google calendars and also Google Drive File Stream for storing files and information (they offer this free for registered charities).

Thanks for the info - will have a good look at this.

All the best,

Andy


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