Why Your Organization Needs a Member Directory

Wild Apricot Blog

Consider creating a member directory for your organization to facilitate outreach, support your communications, and more Wondering how to keep your members connected?

10 Powerful Online Directory Software Tools

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're looking to build an online directory, here are 10 powerful online directory software tools that can get you started right away. Directory-Software

[Infographic] Hold Your Ground: Tips for Print and Digital Directories to Successfully Co-Exist

Association Adviser

Can print and digital member directories peacefully (and profitably) co-exist? Our latest infographic explores four steps to making and distributing a successful print/digital directory pair. We think so.

A Directory Your Members Will Actually Use

SilkStart

Your member directory should be more than just a list of names. Leverage SilkStart’s built-in directory application as an engaging online resource and empower your members with the tools they need to build relationships, further their careers, and learn from others in your database.

How to Demonstrate Membership Value with Your Online Directory

MembersClicks

Does one of those tricks include talking about their online directory placement? Your online directory is often overlooked by members, but there are a lot of hidden secrets about this benefit - and ways that you can demonstrate that value! When it comes to showing members the value of their investment in your organization, we’re sure you have a few tricks up your sleeve. If not, it should!

Are You Setting Members Up for Success in Your Online Directory?

MembersClicks

Being placed in your organization’s online directory is an important benefit to membership. Beyond including each member in your directory, what else are you doing to really help them gain visibility and take advantage of those perks? It can be pretty easy to do, given that most member-based organization directories are online these days!

FTC Seeks to Stop Tradeshow Directory Scam

Associations Now

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it is seeking to permanently halt a Slovakia-based operation from scamming small businesses and nonprofit organizations into collectively paying millions of dollars to be listed in an online exhibitors’ directory called FAIR Guide.

America’s Health Insurance Plans to Test New Provider Directory

Associations Now

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) hopes to combat this problem with a new directory program, which will launch next month. “[N]ot all providers rely on the same method of communication,” AHIP writes in a FAQ on the partner directory.

Hold Your Ground

Association Adviser

The Evolution and Importance of Resource Guides and Membership Directories. Features digital communications membership directories membership directory print resource guides The post Hold Your Ground appeared first on Association Adviser - Best practices, news and leadership strategies for. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

LinkedIn finally launch searchable group directory

SocialFish

As of this Friday June 11, you will be able to search for groups within the group directory on LinkedIn. At last! So, instead of emailing me to get this link to YAP, [link] , you will just be able to search for "YAP" and it will come up. Sweet! Now I just wish they would get rid of the annoying red tape where you have to wait for me to approve you. So irritating for all concerned. Speaking of YAP, we're inviting a select group of our readers to beta-test our new groupsite, www.yapstar.org.

5 effortless ways to help your members stand out

SilkStart

Here are 5 effortless ways to make your members standout by creating an engaging member directory. Each directory profile should have editable bios, headshot uploads, contact information, and the ability to post updates. association tools directory

Vendors: Community Friend or Foe?

Higher Logic

The Coin Laundry Association has a public community for its 50,000+ laundromat owners, and it includes a buyers and suppliers guide and extensive manufacturers directory to reach out to vendors in the industry. How to keep members from pillaging your member directory.

Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Networking and Expert Directory Access. Online networking , like connecting through an online community or looking up experts in a directory, is also a valuable benefit. Member directories help people find peers in their area and build relationships.

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Release Notes

SilkStart

Additional Company Locations: Display multiple regional office locations for your member companies with the new Additional Company Location Directory Feature. Add these locations to Company profiles and display them in your directory search and directory map. Company Directory Profiles: If a company has not yet filled out their company description, their online profile will automatically reformat.

Release Notes

SilkStart

Additional Company Locations: Display multiple regional office locations for your member companies with the new Additional Company Location Directory Feature. Add these locations to Company profiles and display them in your directory search and directory map. Company Directory Profiles: If a company has not yet filled out their company description, their online profile will automatically reformat.

Wild Apricot Goes Green: A Live Demo for USGBC Chapters

Wild Apricot Blog

Below is the recording and transcript of this demo to show you how easy it can be to set up a website, create a directory and so much more. On Thursday December 4th, 2014, we held an exclusive live demo for US Green Building Council Chapters.

A Live Demo of Wild Apricot for USGBC Chapters

Wild Apricot Blog

Below is the recording and transcript of this demo to show you how easy it can be to set up a website, manage memberships, build a directory On Thursday December 4th, 2014, Wild Apricot held an exclusive live demo for US Green Building Council Chapters.

The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) entry process

Optimist Consulting

When individuals upgrade to ordinary membership, they have full voting rights at the annual AGM and are able to advertise in the SfEP Directory of Editorial Services. In addition to these benefits, advanced members are highlighted in the directory and promoted in the Society publicity.

PR Departments Take Note: How to Find Relevant Journalists on Twitter

SocialFish

Just came across Press Pass , a directory of journalists on Twitter categorized by media outlet , by beat and by region. You can of course also use various Twitter directories, but those will also pull in anyone who has journalism keywords in their bio.

5 ways to communicate the value of your membership

Optimist Consulting

An example: Not: “Free directory entry for every member” Try: “Free listing on the web directory which is visited by 10,000 visitors a year. Inclusion in the directory is worth £500”.

Happy Holidays from SilkStart

SilkStart

Just like your regular SilkStart Directory, it dynamically updates as your members change their information and join/renew/expire. Add these locations to Company profiles and display them in your directory search and directory map.

Discovering interesting Google+ users

SocialFish

Find People On Plus – A great directory, search by any keyword. Women of Google+ – an awesome an early directory of women on the G, since there weren’t that many of us to begin with.

You an open source CMS provider to non-profits?

SocialFish

Then perhaps you should check out Idealware's directory. You can buy a listing like in any directory, but if you really deliver the goods, let them check you out and review your CMS in their report. They are building a comprehensive report comparing the options for non-profits.

Associations Improve Bottom-line with Non-Dues Based Revenue

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog post from Chad Slager, Director of Sales for Directory Solutions. If, however, there are vendors who would like to do business with your members, opening up a directory and charging these companies for exposure to your membership can be a very lucrative program.

[New eBook] The Community Module Guide: How to Support Your Organization’s Business Objectives

Higher Logic

At its base, every community should maintain a strong foundation of core modules (the no-nonsense tools and features that are essential to your success, like calendars, discussion boards, directories, automation rules, and a resource library) to support its essential objectives.

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Is your association letting new members slip through the cracks

SCD Group

After a few months with no contact, someone from the organization called and asked her to get her photo taken for the membership directory. Now, you want me to put a photo in the directory?”

Engaging Leadership to Eliminate Deadwood Programs: Repair, Replace, Reinforce

SCD Group

First, was a printed membership directory produced bi-annually, that included headshots of each member. Often, there was only 50% participation and the directories took a tremendous amount of staff follow up time to produce; but the board was committed to keeping the directory.

Engagement, Upsell, Advocacy: How Community Tools Can Transform Your Customer Marketing

Higher Logic

Advocacy and referrals : A dedicated space for customer success provides ready-made tools, like directories, for finding advocates. Marketing to your customers is hard work – sometimes it can feel like you’re pushing the same boulder up a hill every day, like good ol’ Sisyphus.

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Improve the Member Experience with Curated Networking

Smooth The Path

Networking is providing a session, a break, a chapter meeting, a plain directory, or a reception. Detailed directory. Imagine a conference that only has 200 attendees. How many meaningful connections does each member make during the conference? Maybe 5. Maybe even 10.

Quiet, Please! The Story of the Naylor Phone Booth

Association Adviser

So they would get a roll of quarters, go outside to the nearest phone booth, and call on unions, associations, and the businesses that supported them across Canada to pitch their directories, rosters, and advertising spaces. Quiet, please, we’re making a very important call! Do you know why there’s a telephone booth in the lobby of our Gainesville office?

Free Webinar: Managing Your Membership Database in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

17 at 3 pm EST. We'll dig deep into the membership database portion of Wild Apricot software, including online database structure and composition; membership directory; integrating widgets into Wild Apricot; and much more.( Want to learn about Wild Apricot membership management? Attend our free webinar on Thurs.

SilkStart Release

SilkStart

Your website visitors can now more easily find your members by using these fields to search on your Individual or Company Directory. Each month we like to release an update of the highlights of what we’ve been working on and how the product is improving. Here’s what we launched last month. This month, you can now allow your members to create and edit ticketed events directly on your SilkStart Event Calendar.

What About the Little Guy?

Association Adviser

But they can support their association through a modest ad purchase in the annual membership directory or on the website. Years ago in Winnipeg, Canada, Brent Naylor started a business selling ad space on the wall in local union halls. The price of an ad cost $59.50. Our address in Gainesville, Florida is now 5950. What a coincidence!) He wanted local, small businesses to have a chance to promote themselves to their industry at an affordable price.

Easy Ways to Add Value to Memberships: Pt. 1

SilkStart

Directory. Configure directory access to let non-members browse through profile listings or conduct a detailed search to get a glimpse of the available networking opportunities. How do you attract and retain the attention of newcomers in your industry?

On the go with your members: The case for responsive web design for your association website

Vanguard Tech

An event planner might need suppliers, so instant access to your member directory on their mobile device is extremely valuable. Mobile and tablet computer sales are expected to surpass sales for desktop and laptop computers in 2013.

Wild Apricot Software News - December 2009

Wild Apricot Blog

was successfully published on December 14th — see release history page for detailed information [link] This version included many new features, including a substantial revision of the member directory. Version 3.3 released on December 14th Version 3.3 We have to admit to feeling a bit nervous as we were getting closer to the launch date — even with 4 weeks of testing — crossing our fingers that this update would go smoothly for our clients. Now, with.( read more ).

For Manufacturers, For-Profit: Jason Moss of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Supports Members through Networking and Education

Association Adviser

We also produce a Georgia Manufacturing Directory. I was surprised that a directory had never been produced, so we made one and it became a best-seller on Amazon. They get instant access to all of our events at a discount and a 100 word company listing in the Directory.

Put Your AMS to Work Earning Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

Member Directory/Online Member Search. A third option for generating revenue through your AMS is through the online member search function, or online member directory.

Connecting Associations in Person and Online: The Evolution of Naylor AMS

Association Adviser

The company’s association management software helped associations manage their member and operations data including event registration, committees, continuing education, directories, website data and reporting.

Twas the Day Before Holidays

Association Adviser

said someone, “Filled with good news, Or a directory, career center, learning platform they’ll use. Twas the day before holidays, when all through the hall, Not an inbox was pinging, not a phone rang with calls.