To keep the changelog more consistent, I'll just post updates as replies to this announcement thread.
8/16/2018: I'm continuing to work on the marketing series of courses, which have now been split into three separate courses to make it a bit more sane. The first course will cover club rescue, which will focus on making sure your club is in good shape. After that, the second course will cover getting people to know, like, trust, and try your club (which is covered by the PR committee). The final course will cover what to do once people decide to buy, focusing on helping them get through the new member period and increasing the likelihood of getting them to be repeat members.
I'm currently working on a lesson in the first course called The Online Audit, which guides you through making sure your online presence is clean, and completed a majority of it.
The "marketing trilogy" (still hidden until done) has had it's sections cleaned up with descriptions inserted (there was a lot of cleanup after splitting out the courses to do). Next up will be steadily adding text content to them; once that's ready I'll open them up and add more activities and hopefully video (I recently bought a new video editing package as well as screen capture tool, so that should make the process more doable).
Ideally I'll open up Club Rescue by the end of September, Marketing by October, and Retention by November. Stay tuned...
- Added a Credits & Conclusion section to existing classes. You can find out how to support me and the development of these courses in them as well as some of my sources.
- Added a new tip sheet for getting through your first Pathways project in the Members course. If you are having trouble navigating your first (or second, or third...) Pathways project, this should help.
- The "baseline" (read: text lessons and resources) material for Club Rescue is about 60-70% done.
I've opened up the first of the PDG Marketing series, though it's not quite finished. Due to outside events I haven't had the time to finish the baseline content as I would've liked, so I'm going to push the time table back a bit. There is still plenty to take in and get started on already, so go ahead and dive in to the new content.