While some activities are tracked automatically (such as renewals, drops, event registrations, etc.), you can also add activities for your communication-related notes and to-dos including calls, meetings, emails, and more.
An additional option within this section is that admins can also manually enter CEU credits for members if the event is not in Novi or they have a special circumstance that is not covered by the ticket setup within a Novi event.
When you're ready to create a new activity, keep reading below for the steps and options.
Step 1: Click to Add Your New Activity
There are various places you can do this, including:
From the "Quick Create" plus sign at the top of every admin page.
On a member record under the New button.
On a member record > Timeline tab > click the plus sign on the right-hand side.
In the Task Center > click the New Task button.
In the Task Center > click the plus sign on the right-hand side.
Step 2: Enter Your Activity Details
No matter which route you select above, you'll be shown the Add Activity modal below.
Within the modal, enter the following:
The activity types Note, Meeting, Call, and Email all have the same fields/options. This is a basic activity, which is different than a Task or CEU entry.
Tasks are activities that can be assigned as a to-do item for yourself or another admin.
CEU activities are a way for admins to manually give a member continuing education credits without needing to connect them to an event.
This field is required and will automatically be filled in with the activity type.
You can edit the subject or leave it as-is.
You can select today's date or past/future dates.
For Tasks, this will represent the due date and will also determine the status (open or overdue).
Enter in your notes, if applicable. This field is not required so it can be left blank.
Remember that you can search by these notes in the Activity Timeline!
This is the record attached to the activity.
The task will show on this member's Timeline tab.
This field will be automatically filled out if you add a custom activity directly from a member record.
Additional fields may or may not be shown at the bottom of the modal, depending on which Activity Type was selected above. Complete the fields below, as needed:
This is an optional field that can be used to track which person within a company is the contact for this activity (ex: I called John Smith at ABC Company about the company's membership).
This field only shows when the member record is a company.
Tasks include this additional field which allows you to assign tasks to an association staff member.
This field only shows if the Activity Type is Task.
Enter the number of CEU credits earned by the member.
This field only shows if the Activity Type is CEU.
Note: Admins should only enter CEU credits here that were not earned through a ticket within a Novi event, so the member doesn't get double credit. When in doubt, go to the Events tab on the member's record to see how many CEU credits they've earned.
If custom CEU Types have been set up on your site, you can select one or more types within this field.
This field is optional and will only show if the Activity Type is CEU.
Click the Save & Close button to add this activity to the member's Timeline.