Beacon Management System
BEACON is an online management system developed specifically for U3A’s. We use Beacon to manage our Membership Records, Groups & Venues information, the Meetings Calendar, keeping in touch with our members by email and recording of groups’ income and expenditure.
There are 3 levels of access to Beacon:-
1. PUBLIC ACCESS
Click View Public Groups to see the basic public version of the Groups List, as shown in the 1st photo on the right. Click on any Group in the list for additional information about the group.
2. MEMBER ACCESS
If you are a current paid up member of Carlton and Gedling U3A, you can click to Login to the Members Portal where you can view additional Groups and Calendar information (as shown in the 3rd and 4th photos on the right). You can also add yourself to Groups, create your own personalised Calendar, update your personal details, upload a photo of yourself that will be incorporated on your membership card and renew your membership online.
Clicking how to login as a Member will give you more information about the functions available to you after logging in to the Members Portal.
3. SYSTEM USER ACCESS
Group Convenors and Committee members can click to Login to Beacon as a System User and update certain information within the site, depending on the access rights associated with their role.
There is comprehensive guidance to using Beacon in the Training area of the new Beacon Website and in Carlton & Gedling’s own custom User Guide chapters below.
|01||Introduction to Beacon||v10||18 Jan 2019|
|02||How to login as a Member||v15||18 Jan 2019|
|03||How to login as a System User||v7||4 Jan 2018|
|04||Emails and Letters||v12||30 Mar 2018|
|05||Login as a Committee Member||v7||18 Jan 2019|
|06||Login as a Group Convenor||v17||18 Jan 2019|
|07||Login as a Groups Coordinator||v11||18 Jan 2019|
|08||Login as Membership Secretary||v22||9 Sep 2019|
|09||Login as Newsletter Editor||v15||4 Jan 2018|
|10||Login as Treasurer||v5||18 Jan 2019|
|11||File Downloads||v6||8 Jan 2018|
|12||How to renew your Membership online||v5||4 Apr 2019|
4. THE BEACON WEBSITE
Click to visit the Beacon Website where you can view all the latest news about Beacon, including a monthly Newsletter, a Training section and a Support section where you can raise a ticket if you are having problems with Beacon (although your first port of call should be to contact the C&G Beacon Administrator).