Ability to make Candidate Attending optional on Event Registrations

I would like a way to make the "candidate attending" portion of an event registration form optional. We have a lot of parent-only events, and we worry that having to include that checkbox will cause confusion, and result in children coming to parent-only events.

  • Erica Bryant
  • Aug 23 2016
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  • Ash Smelkinson commented
    August 24, 2016 15:25

     The other issue is that on the old registration form they used of “Registrant Fields”, and they now have “Candidate Fields." This means that if a parent is signed in, the form populates with the candidate’s name and not the parent’s. We've had problems setting up events so that they're tied to the checklist to begin with as well. I don't know if it works for anyone else- this was something that I was so excited about and will make registration so much easier, but we've been waiting since the release for this tool to be functional.

  • Guest commented
    August 29, 2016 16:44

    Yes.  The "candidate attending" check box is the only reason we can't use this form.  I want to integrate the event registration with the checklists and not have the candidate attend certain events.  This will be fine for evaluations on campus, but not for tours where we don't want the kids attending.  Allowing a platform manager access to decide whether or not this field is required seems like an extremely simply fix on Blackbaud's end. 

  • Nathalie Miller commented
    December 15, 2016 01:23

    I found it simple to change the field names for the Candidate data to Applicant's First Name, etc. In the introductory paragraph of the Event Registration I make it very clear that it's an Adult Only event. I have now tied all our Admissions Tours, Events, and Play Dates to our Checklists and so far, so good!  I agree that it would be great if the Candidate Attending checkbox was optional or avoidable.

  • Guest commented
    24 Sep 22:48

    We have parent-only events and this messes with the quota numbers.  It adds an attendee that won't be coming!  We need to label this field somehow that gets the user to UN-CHECK the box.  Blackbaud has some convoluted interfaces, but this takes the cake.