We never really looked for a solution that could meet all our needs. It was always very reactionary, we needed to host events so we looked for a hosting type software. We needed better mass email communications, so we looked for a mass email software. Eventually we were using various logins and systems, and every time we wanted to move a new direction we just added on a new piece.
When looking for an all in one solution, it was a bit of learning as to what was available. There were some softwares that were obviously pieced together similar to what we were coming from. Others were built specifically for a sports complex, and looked amazing, but cost almost seven to eight times what we could afford. From our first demo, it felt like a stroke of luck when we came across Membershine, as it really did match our needs for a price that was well within our means.