Welcome to Bevy release notes! Every month we share product updates, fixes, and general improvements.
New Report: Chapter Email Subscriptions
A new report was added to the marketing section of the admin report download center called chapter email subscriptions. HQ admins can use this report to discover how many chapter members are subscribed or unsubscribed to a specific chapter, in addition to viewing the information for each email subscriber. To learn more about this new report, refer to the reference guide.
Admin Events Dashboard Updates
The visualizations on the events' dashboard in the admin dashboard were reordered to improve dashboard usability. The most significant change is the attendance section, which appears directly below the overview section. Furthermore, new event attendance metrics, such as the average number of events per attendee and average attendees per event, were added to the attendance section.
SMS Sharing on Event Pages (mobile devices only)
To increase and simplify the share of event pages, we’ve added new functionality that enables mobile users to share event pages via SMS (text messaging) on mobile devices. Enabling this new functionality is quick. First, access the Social Network Sharing section on the settings tab in the admin dashboard and check the SMS option. Learn more here. Please note: The SMS icon will only appear when viewing the event page on mobile.
Event Venue Location Autocomplete
We have released a new autocomplete feature to make filling out the location information for event venue location easier. When entering venue location information for an event, organizers can start typing an address or place name and select from the autocomplete results. This will speed up event creation and help improve the accuracy of location information.
Chapter Page Builder – Releasing May 2
Starting today, HQ admins can access the chapter page builder via the admin dashboard. Similar to event page builder, chapter page builder is a centralized place in Bevy where HQ admins (HQ), with admin dashboard permissions, can create and customize a default chapter page template that local chapters can leverage. Connect with your CSM today to learn more.
Here are highlights of issues resolved
Large Email Send Performance Improvements – Previously, chapter newsletter sends to list sizes over 100K+ would face some instability and slower send times. We have released a new email deployment infrastructure that has increased stability for newsletter sends with higher volumes while speeding up send times by 25-40%.
Preventing Access to Events in Inactive Chapters – There was an issue that allowed site visitors to access event pages for events hosted in inactive chapters. This has now been fixed, and only admins and chapter team members can access events hosted in inactive chapters.
Community Professional News and Resources
Meet the First Wave of Speakers for CMX Summit 2023: Shine!
We're bringing you an incredible lineup of thought leaders who are at the forefront of community building. From industry veterans to rising stars, our speakers will share their insights, experiences, and perspectives on what it takes to build communities that truly shine. Amber Atherton, Author of The Rise of Virtual Communities, Evan Hamilton, Director of Community at Hubspot, Erica Kuhl, Strategic Community Consultant at Erica Kuhl Consulting & Former VP of Community at Salesforce, Mindy Day, Head of Community at Discord, George Samuels, Fractional Chief Community Officer / Head of Community at Bitcoin Association, Hawk, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Discourse, Richard Millington, Founder of FeverBee, Samantha Venia Logan, Founder of Online Community Architect & Teacher of Social Science of Community at SociallyConstructed.online and David Spinks, Co-founder of CMX. Hosted by Savannah Peterson, Founder & Chief Unicorn of Savvy Millennial! You don’t want to miss this line up! Register now.
The Future of Community
We are taking a deep dive into the three focuses of this year’s CMX summit; The Future of Community, Embrace Co-Creation Shining, and Build Belonging & Sustainability. On our first dive we look into the Future of Community with community industry leaders Evan Hamilton, Milly Tamati and Nikki Thibodeau. Read: Light on the Future of Community: A Deep Dive into the “Shine” Theme for CMX Summit 2023.
Highlights from CMX’s Chapter Program CMX Connect Denver
Goldman hosts some fabulous events both in-person and virtually. A couple of recent virtual highlights are:
- “Five Lessons That K Dramas Taught Me About Community Management” with Margareth "Maegy" Egbuchulam from our CMX Lagos chapter
- “How To Get Marketing To Listen To You” with author and marketer Mark Schaefer who REALLY understands the value of community. Go check out his recently released book, "Belonging to the Brand: Why Community is the Last Great Marketing Strategy".
Join us for Another CMX Connect Game Night
We had such a great time last month, we are making it a monthly event! CMX community member, Ankit Buddhiraju, is pumped to host another game night on Thursday, April 20th at 5pm EDT. RSVP here.
Updated and Recently Published Help Articles
- The delete a user article was updated to include details for deleting site users with SSO enabled.
- The display rules — event page builder article was updated to include additional information and expected behavior for the hidden agenda enabled display rule.
- The article "create a conference event" includes new information for setting up your event’s location.