Clubs and organizations have exponentially grown over the past years. The ability to meet like minded or similar interested parties online has allowed for existing organizations to grow and new ones to start.
Building an involved and active membership roster is important, but with that membership and growing club comes expectations. Open communication, easily accessible information, and a great online experience are all fundamental pieces to a happy member base.
Understanding Your Needs
If you have never used an online solution, it can be difficult to know all the ways to provide your organization with greater value. Take the time to consider your processes currently in place and features of your organization. Do you have amenities that members utilize, ongoing weekly or monthly events, newsletters, different specific groups or roles in your organization? All of these and so much more are made easier and improved through utilizing software built specifically with clubs in mind.
Software can take that information and deliver it to members in a user-friendly manner. Allow your members to see all the club’s amenities and register or schedule online. Save administrators time and customize which new members or reservations they’d like to manually accept and which automatically accept. Build separate pages and calendars for various teams, ages, functions, or however else you organize your membership. Build different packages and memberships with time based or group discounting, allowing online and recurring payments for all. The improvements are vast and limitless – chances are if you need something to work a specific way, it can be developed.
Implementing Your Software Changes
We know what we need, but not how to get it done! This is often the problem. Membership software solutions should be easy to initiate and user friendly for both administrators and members. Building your organizations initial website and uploading membership groups should be a simple task. If a platform takes more than a day to initialize and setup, you can be sure that subsequent tasks will be increasingly difficult.
Modern day solutions will provide both customizable websites and a simple upload process for your user base. Ask for a free trial from any provider, and confirm that their solution is as easy and simple as they claim!