We have decided to extend the Beacon User Forum to all U3As, regardless of whether or not they are using Beacon yet, so that it can be used as a place for U3A members to share ideas and support each other.
In response to the ongoing situation relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Beacon Team and the Third Age Trust are taking a number of steps which are described in this post.
On 27th February a Beacon presentation will be held in Newton Abbott for U3As in Devon which do not yet use Beacon.
The Beacon Upgrade team has been busy lately, working with U3A members and with APT to specify what Beacon should do in the future.
Jane Bailey, Advice and Volunteer Manager, met 33 Beacon Supporters in Birmingham. Hear what Jane thought, and what else happened at the meeting.
Member lists are at the heart of the Beacon system, and there are several features and tools available to users to make it easy to select some, all or none of the members on a given list – so you don’t need to tick them off one by one On all lists, you can click […]
Beacon site administrator Andy from Canterbury and District U3A explains what led his U3A to implement Beacon and how they have benefited. Canterbury & District have been Beacon users since December 2017. In common with many long-established U3As, in the early days we did admin with spreadsheets. Later, we progressed to a Microsoft Access […]
The Third Age Trust is delighted to announce its partnership with APT Solutions Ltd to deliver the Beacon Upgrade project. Following a recommendation by the Beacon Upgrade Working Group the Trust Board of Directors approved the appointment of APT and the beginning of work in the coming weeks. APT are a specialist provider of software […]
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 […]