June 12, 2019

Highlights

Member Administration

The task of being a NobleHour community or group administrator is critical and important.  With this release, we take a significant step forward in helping administrators understand and work with their members quickly, easily, and efficiently.  The improvements to administration also set the stage for introducing Targets later this summer.  Targets is a completely new feature where community and group administrators will be able to define and set volunteer hour goals for their members to achieve.  In the meantime, we hope the following improvements help make your communities even easier to manage.

New feature highlights of the Member Administration updates include:

  • Sorting members by name, role, and date joined
  • Filtering members by type (registered or managed), group membership, and opportunities joined.
  • ⭐Batch messaging so that admins can send notifications to selected members of a community or group.
  • ⭐Batch member management so that admins can quickly view reports, export, and remove selected members with a single click.
  • Adding members who, until they claim their accounts, are managed by administrators. Managed members need not have email addresses. Managed members with email addresses are encouraged to accept their accounts to become registered members.
  • ⭐Expanded member details which quickly provide admins with the member’s image, contact info, skills and interests, and their group and opportunity memberships and roles.
  • ⭐Admins are able to tag members with admin-visible only tags to help organize volunteers.

New access highlights include:

  • As a community administrator, you now have direct visibility into membership by groups and hosted or posted/contributed opportunities.  In the past, you needed to explicitly join a group or opportunity in order to see your members there.
  • As an administrator of one or more groups in a community, you now have direct access to all your members via the Administration and Moderation “hamburger” menu located at the top of your community page.  In the past, you needed to visit each individual group page to access just that group’s member list and could not gain access in one place to a member who might have joined multiple groups.  You now also have full access to the same features (not the same members, however) as community administrators.

Application

  • If you have pending member requests to moderate, you will see a count alert next to a  Pending Requests link.  Click to access and moderate requests to join your community or group(s).
  • Search by member first or last name, skills, and interests to quickly find specific sets of members.  
  • Select the Filter button to display advanced filters to narrow table lists by group(s) or hosted and contributed opportunities.  
  • Sort lists of members by name, role, or date joined.  The default order is by date joined (Since).
  • Add or invite new members using the large green “+” icon to the left.  Added members will be initially created as “managed” members until they accept their account via an emailed invitation.  More than one new member may be invited via email address using the Invite feature.
  • Click on a member row to expose enhanced member details and per-member management features.
  • Select more than one member using their row checkbox to access and complete batch actions. 
  • If you are a community administrator, you can access community settings via the Community Settings link above the members table (as a group admin, you will not see this and can access your group form to edit via the Actions dropdown on your group page).

To access:

  • As an administrator of a community or group, log in to your community on noblehour.com.
  • Click on the “hamburger” menu in the top center of your community page and select Administration.

Related Issues

Issue #: NH-7838; NH-7807; NH-7827; NH-7822; NH-7821; NH-7818; NH-7816; NH-7811; NH-7810; NH-7809; NH-7808; NH-7806; NH-7805; NH-7804; NH-7803; NH-7802; NH-7759; NH-7752; NH-7707; NH-7689; NH-7682; NH-7671; NH-7670; NH-7660; NH-7484; NH-7464; NH-7447; NH-7445; NH-7434; NH-7427; NH-7396; NH-7386; NH-7385; NH-7289; NH-7288; NH-7286; NH-7284; NH-7283; NH-7238; NH-7232; NH-7193; NH-7190; NH-7014; NH-6734; NH-6423; NH-6389; NH-5581; NH-5675; NH-5617; NH-5425; NH-5341; NH-5319; NH-5227; NH-4816; NH-4800; NH-4706; NH-4204; NH-3591; API-3104; API-3085; API-3084; API-3057; API-3015; API-3000; API-2882; API-2865; API-2813 API-2011

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

Hours

  • Fixed various opportunity, community, and group display and select bugs (NH-7812; NH-7801; NH-7797; NH-7574; NH-7419)
  • ⭐Remove ability for volunteer to add new opportunities to communities (NH-7711)

Groups

  • Can convert private groups to closed groups (NH-7745; NH-7533)

Organizations

  • Administrator of more than one organization is now able to select correct host for a new opportunity (NH-7630)
  • Fixed phone number and contact info bugs on form and page (NH-7639; API-2996)

Moderation

  • Approved closed groups are now listed correctly as closed instead of private (NH-7645)
  • Status filters now return expected content (NH-7292; NH-7172)
  • Able to undo denied hour submissions (NH-7105)

Reports

  • All approved hoursets are included (NH-6990)
  • Month and year selection now displays correct dates in report (NH-7724)

Tags

  • Fixed dropdown suggestion display bug (NH-7776)

Account

  • Role and relationship values are displayed correctly (NH-7746)

Miscellaneous

  • Bulleted and ordered list formatting persists in rich text editor (NH-7233)
  • Browser auto-complete issues resolved (NH-7002)
  • Remove the Better Business Bureau logo from footer (NH-7778)

April 30, 2019

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

Hours

  • ⭐ All of a community’s opportunities are appearing for selection (NH-7677; API-3009)
  • Entered contact info persists while editing hours (NH-7608)
  • Label and display external opportunity contact information correctly (NH-7593; NH-7592)
  • Adding hours correctly for a personal opportunity is possible (NH-7576; NH-7572)
  • No longer possible to contribute hours to an archived community or denied groups (NH-7573; NH-7346)
  • Volunteer no longer becomes an opportunity admin after submitting a new opportunity to an existing organization (NH-7307)

Opportunities

  • ⭐ Editing improvements including maintaining member limit and contact phone number during editing (NH-7570; NH-7569; NH-7430; NH-7402)
  • ⭐ Do not display ‘null null’ if no contact name is provided (NH-7564)

Organizations

  • ⭐Opportunity links work on the organization view (NH-7621; NH-7587)
  • Email and phone number display improvements (NH-7591)
  • Make sure all viewers can share an organization home view page (NH-7298; NH-6875)

Moderation

  • Provide group administrators the ability to remove contributed opportunities (NH-7551; NH-7549)
  • Group role request management improvements for private and closed groups (NH-7498; NH-7500; NH-7534; NH-7491; NH-7505; NH-7497; NH-7495; NH-6028; NH-6027; NH-5923; NH-5595; API-2994)

Reports

  • Export reports as PDF (NH-7578)

Registration

  • Accept Canadian postal code format (NH-7383)

Account

  • Mobile phone number persistence and display improvement (NH-7606)

Explore

  • Better display opportunities and organizations under clustered number points (NH-7330)

April 1, 2019

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

Hours

  • ⭐Introduce distinct submission management step in Add Hours to assist with accurate hour submissions (NH-7428)
  • Fix blank page bug for specific users (NH-7617)
  • Dropdown fields require type-ahead search functionality (NH-7562)

Groups

  • Fix bug that pre-populates Add Group form with existing group information (NH-7529)

Opportunities

  • ⭐Do not auto-add the word “General” to general/ongoing opportunity titles (NH-7465; API-2903)
  • Allow shared opportunities to be featured (NH-5806; NH-7567)
  • Inactive opportunities are no longer ongoing (NH-7566)
  • Do not allow shared-with org admins to approve the pending administrator role request on shared opportunities (NH-7412; NH-7307)

Organizations

  • ⭐Implement organization tagging (NH-7051; NH-7052)
  • Add option to hide recorded phone and email contact information and remove required phone field property (NH-7492; NH-7493)
  • Allow organization type to be updated on edit (NH-7275)

Moderation

  • Present correct action options on group row expand (NH-7097)
  • Management controls for contributed/shared opportunities (NH-7551; NH-7549)
  • Inactivated opportunities receive an end date (no longer “ongoing”) (NH-7566)
  • Inactive opportunities can be featured on community home page (NH-7567)
  • ⭐Auto-submit hour set verification submissions to all community host organizations (NH-7347)

Reports

  • Handle long-running reports more efficiently (NH-7453)

Registration

  • Update terms of agreement checkbox language and links (NH-7483)
  • Handle the space in Canadian postal codes (NH-7383)

Account

  • Do not display Follower relationship to user (NH-7482)

Explore

  • Filter out organizations on Member Explore page load (only display opportunities) (NH-7407)
  • Preserve map view when both opportunities and organizations are filtered off (NH-7398)

March 12, 2019

Highlights

Group Improvements

With this release, we are releasing our first phase of updates to community Groups. Phase 1 consists of updates and improvements to the presentation, creation, and management of groups in your community.  Phase 2 will follow up with significant improvements to member administration.  Phase 3 will introduce setting targets and goals for group members. 

In this phase, the list view of groups that members can join and contribute hours to is easier and hopefully more visually pleasing to scan and search.  Each group’s web page now contains more information to attract and encourage member engagement.  And, group administrators who are creating, editing, and managing their groups have more information and direct moderation control.   

Highlights of this round of group improvements include:

Card-based list layout for Community Groups web page

Added information to an individual group web page and form, including:

  • Images - logos and general activity images
  • Featured Opportunities
  • Impact metrics
  • Optional contact information
  • Helpful and required documents posting
  • Supporting web links presentation

Easy editing and management controls, including

  • Deleting groups with no approved hour contributions

Early improvements to member management information, including an improved invite to join, role visibility, and table sorting and filtering (stay tuned for more to come!)

Improved time contribution and opportunity moderation features

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

Hours

  • Updates to hours contribution to improve likelihood of successful contribution (NH-7174)
  • Allow direct hour contribution to a community that has no groups (NH-5596)
  • Don’t take a member who is adding hours to a community hosted or posted opportunity away from that community’s navigation (NH-7367)
  • Do not display the NobleHour business as an opportunity host option in Add Hours (NH-7270)
  • Order displayed organizations under Step 1 alphabetically (NH-7377)
  • Provide access to hour submissions to deleted opportunities in Track (NH-7432)
  • Improve hour contribution messaging clarity (NH-7300; NH-7301; NH-7363; NH-7377)
  • General UI improvements (NH-7055; NH-7143; NH-7184; NH-7195; NH-7199; NH-7221)

Opportunities

  • Return newly registered member from successful opportunity sign-up to the org-host home page (NH-7388)
  • Automatically feature opportunities that are approved by or contributed by a community administrator (NH-7032; NH-7540)
  • On edit, auto-display the calendar set to the latest date to help reduce need to scroll (NH-7249; NH-7490)
  • List added tags on Step 6 for review (NH-7362)
  • Do not include Opportunity admin or moderators in member limit counts (NH-7103)
  • Ensure contact phone number is captured correctly (NH-7360)
  • Ensure additional scheduling information is displayed (NH-7338)
  • Improve admin-allowed tasks for externally contributed opportunities (NH-6970)

Moderation

  • Improve multiple moderator messaging and workflow handling (NH-7016; NH-7087)
  • Improve logic to support hour set approval from users with pending membership requests (NH-5474; NH-7043)
  • Improve information clarity and accuracy regarding moderated hour set totals (NH-7018)
  • Add the reflection icon to Hour submission summary record rows if one or more specific nested hour set submissions contain a reflection (NH-7261)
  • Display hour log task tags within the reflection summary (NH-7258)
  • Display word count with the submitted reflection (NH-7243)
  • Ensure opportunity host information is displayed (NH-7413)
  • Improve filter information display (NH-7031; NH-7173)

Community Home

  • On joining a private community, new members can set relationship and join groups (NH-7443)

Tags

  • Add skills and interest tags to My Account / user profile (NH-7050)
  • Add task tags to hour log entry (NH-6892)
  • Improved tag component UI (NH-7251)

Reports

  • Ensure Back button is visible on page load on Detail Table views (NH-7431)
  • Fix bug with populating Opportunities and Partners correctly in report filters (NH-6773)

Explore

  • Ensure “Clear All” clears the filter date as well as other filters (NH-7425)
  • Improve type filters (NH-7408)
  • Do not limit map load to a community’s specific location; rather, expand to capture all approved opportunities (NH-7382)

February 2, 2019 (Android)

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

Clock In

  • Improved relevance of displayed opportunities in list (MB-58)
  • Improved button logic to streamline adding hours (MB-97; MB-119)

Registration

  • Align mobile registration with web app (MB-122; MB-123)

February 18, 2019

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

General Hour Impact Updates

  • Include Opportunities in Top Performers (REP-355)
  • Data clarification (REP-361; REP-353)
  • Fix display issues in Top Performers (REP-336)

Group Reports

  • Fix Hour Submission display (REP-349) 

February 7, 2019

Highlights

Hour Impact Reports Updates

Following quickly on an earlier Reports release, we have additional updates and enhancements to the Hours Impact Reports.  

Highlights of this release include:

  • Reducing confusion on hour totals in the detail views by providing visibility to de-duplicated verified and approved hours and verification submission status
  • Speeding up reports page loads
  • Moving access to Detail table reports into a more visible location
  • Continued clarification of chart use, labels, and display 

To access:

  • Log in to NobleHour.
  • View your reports.  As a member, visit your Member Impact view.  As an opportunity, organization, group, or community administrator, view your entity’s Reports view.

Related Issues

Issue #: REP-308; REP-312; REP-313; REP-318; REP-319; REP-322; REP-323; REP-326; REP-328; REP-345; API-2817 

February 5, 2019

Highlights

Hour Impact Reports Updates

With the release of opportunity tags earlier this month, we are following up with an update to our Hour Impact report that includes the first version of tag reports as well as additional improvements.  Opportunity Tag reports help administrators understand what types of opportunity-related causes and skills your volunteers are submitting hours for.  

Highlights of the Hour Impact Report updates include:

  • Popular Opportunity tag insights
  • Top Performer insights
  • Hours by volunteered date, submission date and economic impact
  • Clarification and focusing of Community Health Averages as Performance Averages

Application

  • Assess the difference between the dates your members volunteer and the dates that they submit their hours (orange vs. blue trending line).
  • Understand who your top performers are by member, group, and organization at a glance under Top Performers.
  • Click on tag bubbles to view percentage of opportunities with that tag and the total hours submitted to opportunities with a specific tag.
  • Much like your members find in their Track view, quickly understand the moderation status of hour sets submitted for contribution and verification.  

To access:

  • Log in to NobleHour.
  • View your reports.  As a member, visit your Member Impact view.  As an opportunity, organization, group, or community administrator, view your entity’s Reports view.

Related Issues

Issue #: REP-314; REP-311; REP-307; REP-297; REP-287; REP-229; REP-167; NH-7390; NH-7335; API-2817 

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

Hours

  • Using the Add Hours icon in the header will no longer pre-populate the community organization in the Add Hours form (NH-7378)
  • Full edit control over hour contributions that have been denied (NH-7392; NH-6906)
  • Update Add Hours tooltips (NH-7297)

Opportunities

  • Customizable minimum age field (NH-7060)

Organizations

  • Update organization types (NH-7418; NH-7314; NH-6999; API-2164)

Moderation

  • Hour log updates on the submission view, including accessing reflections (NH-7252; NH-7205; NH-7203)
  • Correct access permissions (NH-7325; NH-7140)
  • Now able to feature contributed opportunities (NH-5806)

Community Home

  • Improve the order of listed opportunities (NH-7013)

Explore

  • Organizations are now displayed (NH-6974)

January 3, 2019

Highlights

Introducing Opportunity Tagging

In this release, we are excited to introduce our first implementation of tagging with Opportunity Tagging.  Users who enter new opportunities into NobleHour or who edit existing opportunities will be able to select from existing tags or apply new tags to those opportunities.  Tags will help:

  • Organizations robustly describe their volunteer opportunities
  • Visitors find and search for those opportunities
  • Highlight social focus areas and desired volunteer skills
  • Enhance Impact reporting and volunteer effort understanding

Application

  • Add opportunity Skills, Focus Areas, and Type tags to each opportunity to describe the skills you desire in this opportunity’s volunteers, the social impact focus area(s) it addresses, and any special type information (e.g., training, fundraising, race, etc.).
  • Visitors searching through Explore with these terms will quickly be directed to the opportunity. When we launch user Account tags, opportunities will be suggested to members with matching skills or interests.
  • Increase your understanding of Opportunity impact by examining what focus areas or skills describe the most opportunities you host or receive the most hours by volunteers. 

To access:

  • Create or edit an opportunity.
  • As you add the opportunity name and host information, enter one or more opportunity type tags to better describe the opportunity using your organization’s terms.
  • Tip:  Click on Suggestions for tag ideas.  You can always add your own.
  • On Step 5 - Details, enter the social focus area(s) the opportunity addresses and any desired volunteer skillsets.
  • Save as usual!

Check back in 2-3 weeks for new Opportunity Tag Reports!

Related Issues

Issue #: NH-6979; NH-6980; NH-7053; NH-7148; NH-7149 ; API-2660 

General Improvements (bug fixes and enhancements)

Adding/Editing Hours

  • Auto-populate host and opportunity when user comes from that page (NH-7218)
  • Adding hours improvements (NH-7207; NH-7212; NH-7197; NH-7093; NH-7071; NH-7004; NH-6704; NH-6671; NH-6574; NH-5810; NH-5597)
  • Editing hours improvements (NH-7313; NH-7257; NH-7185; NH-7128; NH-7121; NH-7081; API-2765; API-2732)
  • Opportunity date range display formatting improvements (NH-7187)

Opportunities

  • Editing improvements (NH-7230; NH-7048; NH-6958)
  • Setting location postal code auto-fills the state (NH-7177)
  • Pre-populate org host contact information on opportunity form (NH-7163; NH-7104)
  • Ensure all information is presented on opportunity home page (NH-7178; NH-6955; NH-6956; 6738)
  • Do not present the share step until the opportunity has been approved (NH-7157)

Organizations

  • Update organization types (NH-7138)
  • Fix Search on Community home page when using side filters (NH-5892)
  • Provide relationship and group selection when a registered user joins a new community (NH-7095)

Moderation

  • Offer a Reflections view modal (NH-6372)
  • Deny a pending submission for an inactive opportunity (NH-7189)
  • Improve information under Hours column (NH-7118)

Groups

  • Return group creator to originating page while awaiting group moderation (NH-7023)
  • If a user joins a group, make them a community member at the same time (NH-6932)

Registration

  • Add a link to return to login from registration window (NH-7237)
  • Date-of-birth validation improvements (NH-7155; NH-7156)

Explore

  • Respect selected opportunity filters (NH-7027; API-2565)
  • Present all opportunity types (NH-7026; NH-6619; API-2258)

Member Impact

  • Re-add the Export feature so members can print their Impact report (NH-7130)
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