A key aim of the Beacon Upgrade project is to ensure the needs of all U3As are addressed. To achieve this aim, the project will draw on the skills, knowledge and experience of people from across the movement. U3As and U3A members will be involved throughout the project in a range of ways. The first […]
Following my last notes in the Beacon Newsletter on using the Beacon Finance Package, where I presented a case for using a membership ledger in order to keep the current account uncluttered. Another area of the Finance Package which gets a bad press is its lack of ability to deal with accruals. In my discussions […]
Membership Secretary of Chalfonts U3A, Val, tells Beacon News how the system has helped her in her role. Three words to describe Beacon: Efficient, Reliable and Fast. As the Membership Secretary of a new, and rapidly growing, U3A I was so pleased to find Beacon. Our data was moved into it very quickly by the […]
At the 2019 U3A national conference, Sam Mauger gave a presentation about the Beacon Upgrade project. In the presentation, Sam focused on three important questions: Why upgrade the Beacon system? What work has taken place so far? What’s happening next? For those who were unable to attend, or those who want to watch again, the […]
We thought that an idea of a “typical” example of a Beacon Supporter’s activity might both be of interest and assistance to anyone considering joining our small friendly team. So, here is a general example of John’s schedule. As members of the Beacon team we have a specific personalised email address. This ensures that […]
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The Beacon system is supported by a team of volunteers from U3As around the country. You might know that the system is going through a major update in the next 12 months and as a result we are looking to expand the team. We need all sorts of skills as we will not only be […]