Dear CFUW Members,
Recently we have had some inquiries about the new CFUW website, so this message is intended to provide you with a quick overview and some clarifications on how to use and navigate the site. Firstly, it is important to remember that there are two separate websites: the main CFUW website and the Membership Site. The main CFUW website is used by the general public, fellowship applicants, members and staff, and can be found at www.cfuw.org as well as www.cfuw.ca or www.fcfdu.org. Although the domain names are different, the content is the exactly the same. Conversely, the Membership Site has not changed; it can be found at www.cfuwmembership.org. More details are provided below on how to use the two different websites, as well as changes that have occurred to some of the links in out older email communications as a result of the switch over to the new website.
CFUW’s Main Website (www.cfuw.org ), (www.cfuw.ca ) or (www.fcfdu.org )
CFUW has 3 different domains that all take you to the same content/website: www.cfuw.org, www.cfuw.ca and www.fcfdu.org
While there is a place to login on the new website, the login is for staff use only. This is the gateway to our content management system, which allows staff to add and alter content on the website.
In the upper right hand side of the home page, you will find three As. These are for font sizes – small, medium and large. To change the size of the print, scroll your cursor over the size of A that you want. The default setting on the website is medium.
Under the font size, you will see a magnifying glass where you can search the website for something. For example, if you wish to find the form for special projects, type in “special projects” and you will see that that form is located under Forms and Manuals. You can then click on that section and scroll down to the Special Projects Application. You can follow this same process to find other information of interest, such as “Resolutions”, and “the Communicator”.
On the home page, you will see a blue bar with the words Home, About Us; Advocacy/Policy; Membership; Fellowships; Clubs and Councils. These headings indicate the separate sections of the website. If you click on one of the titles, for example- Advocacy/Policy, it will take you to that section. If you look down the left hand side of the Advocacy/Policy page, you will see the sub-sections or menus for that section. You may then click on the section you wish to visit. You will see a Take Action section, as well as Advocacy Issues, Resolutions and the Policy Book all listed there.
If you wish to request a certificate, you may find the form to do so under Forms and Manuals in the Clubs and Councils section.
A new item that may be of interest to you on this website is the CFUW calendar with important dates and deadlines, which you may access on the Home page and also on the Clubs and Councils page.
Older Links in CFUW Email Communications:
In email communications from CFUW National Office, such as the CFUW News & Updates, the Week in Review, and other notices, there are hyperlinks (a word, phrase, or image that you can click on to jump to the location of a new document/form or webpage). With the switch over to the new website, many of the hyperlinks in older email communications (prior to the beginning of February 2012) will no longer work because the documents were hosted on our old website and subsequently moved to our new website (meaning they have a new location). In that event, you may go to our new website at www.cfuw.org and the document or form will be there. If you have difficulty finding the item you are looking for, you can use the “search” function on the website, which is described in the section above, or you can contact the National Office for assistance.
The Membership Site (www.cfuwmembership.org)
What is the membership site used for? You can update club contact information; enter or update names of club executives; enter or update club executive positions; enter club membership numbers; get the invoice for your club dues and enter the public email address and website address that you want to appear on the main cfuw.org website.
The membership site requires a club username and password. If you do not know or remember yours, please contact Désirée in Member Services at email@example.com
The login for the membership site is on the top right hand side of the home page
Data entry instructions are found at the bottom of the Membership Site home page
What is the tricky part to remember about the membership site? In order to change the name of someone in an executive position, the first step is to ensure that the person is included in the list of club executive people.
For further instructions on how to use the Membership Site, please visit: http://www.cfuw.org/en-ca/clubsandcouncils/linkstomembershipsite.aspx
CFUW National Web Site
Dear CFUW Members,
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