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[resolved] [closed] Adding community members to committees (7 posts)

  1. Texrat
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Our committees must be led by a board member, but community members are welcome to join. I want to list all members of the committees on our site, but as I understand it this plugin does not allow that. We also need a way to identify chair and vice chair.

    I really like this plugin; you all have done a wonderful job, but this and needing Board members who can also be Editors is a deal breaker :(

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/nonprofit-board-management/

  2. wiredimpact
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi @Texrat, thanks for reaching out with this topic as well. Can you explain a little more what you mean when you talk about listing all members of committees on the site? Are you referring to the front-end of the website, or the WordPress admin? Are you saying you'd prefer to add another role for community members?

    For the chair and vice chair, adding that functionality has been discussed. If we hear that same feedback from a lot of folks I could see us including that in the future.

    Jonathan
    Wired Impact

  3. Texrat
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Maybe I wasn't clear.

    Your plugin, as far as I can tell, only allows Board Members to be added to committees. In our nonprofit, we require that Board members *lead* committees, BUT we allow ANY member of our community to *join* committees. I can't see any way to accommodate that need with your plugin... unless I'm missing something.

    I'm currently using Groups to approximate what your plugin does, and it obviously wasn't designed for this purpose. I'd love to use your plugin for our purpose instead and it's *almost* there...

  4. wiredimpact
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    I think I've got it @Texrat. There are a couple of options I can think of here. The first is to add the community members as board members in the system. It will list them with the rest of the board members, but it will also provide them with all the functionality they need.

    The second option is to add the capabilities to an existing user role, such as the "Subscriber" role. This would require some coding, but you can see the capabilities that board members have by looking at the nonprofit-board-management.php file in the plugin.

    Let me know what you think. Thanks.

    Jonathan
    Wired Impact

  5. Texrat
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I can't go with the first, but I'll see if I can hack something. If I continue to use your plugin (still evaluating) I'll have to figure it out one way or another.

    For the most part, kudos. You're filling an important need.

  6. wiredimpact
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Thanks. It's always great to hear we're helping people out. Good luck with the coding.

    Jonathan
    Wired Impact

  7. kalico
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I'd love to hear if there are any updates to this. I am dealing with a similar situation as @Texrat. The board is a small number of people....but the constituents or "community" is large, and all the members are expected to serve on committees to fulfill volunteer hours. This plugin seems to have no way to manage those users. We would want to provide them with email reminders, event information, tasks, and so forth. Some of this might be accomplished by a separate plugin....but it would be nice to have it all rolled into one. Thanks for considering!

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