10 Powerful Online Directory Software Tools

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

Membership directory access. To encourage a healthy membership community, rely on the following features of your membership CRM : Member directory. When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Problems With Online Oversharing

Associations Now

Is your staff directory accessible online? About That Staff Directory …. According to Kim, the problem is the public association staff directory—one of the most direct ways that an employee’s data is shared with the broader world.

Write the Perfect Email to Launch your Membership Website

SilkStart

Your goal could be to build out a member directory (have them update their profile), promote social engagement (have them join a group) or facilitate networking (send them to the event calendar).

Release Notes

SilkStart

You may now add additional locations to Company profiles and have these locations display through your directory search and directory map. 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. Application Settings: It’s now easier than ever to get to your Application settings from your admin panel.

5 Steps to Create a Sponsorship Program that Increases Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

For instance, if someone sponsors your online community , they may get to add their name to a list of sponsors, be listed in a sponsor or vendor directory, and have blogging rights in the community. Sponsorship programs are tricky.

Best Benefit Ever: A New Place to Chat

Associations Now

The American College of Radiology is aiming for just that with the launch of its new Engage platform , which includes a full member directory, a variety of forums, and a detailed resource library. The American College of Radiology offers an elaborate new private community to members.

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?”

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 ).

Did You Know? Associations Rely on Conferences, Partnerships and Continuing Ed Programs for Revenue

Association Adviser

Considering that virtually all associations have at least one form of a planned, regular member publication – an eNewsletter, a magazine, a member directory or roster, a website – even paper newsletters distributed through mail or events – there is ample opportunity for associations to reserve some space in those publications for advertisers to pay for the privilege of reaching their membership. This month, we asked readers what their most valuable sources of non-dues revenue are.

Membership Hack: Free Digital Access

Associations Now

This promotion had very little budgeting impact and showed the value of membership with free access to our webinars, articles, member directory, newsletters, and archived content.”. A new complimentary, digital membership is adding some much-needed buzz to member recruitment. How to hack it?

Can Email Make Online Community Gamification Fun?

Higher Logic

I found that the members of my community were incredibly motivated to update their profiles because they now had a fancy new badge that they wanted to show off, plus were utilizing the member directory a lot more to check out what badges their friends/peers within the community had been awarded.

Do Your Members Hear You? Tips for Promoting Your Member Communications

Association Adviser

Magazines and directories can be distributed in a traditional print format that members keep in their offices and share with colleagues and/or in a digital edition where members can share articles via their social media pages. Why become a member of an association?

How the Customer Support Funnel Works for an Online Community

Higher Logic

Whether it’s tagged discussions, FAQ pages, a detailed member directory or well-placed videos and articles, these various touch points will act as an extension of your onboarding experience.

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IRS Teams With Tax Groups to Make Choosing a Tax Professional Easier

Associations Now

Ahead of what has been predicted to be a particularly complicated tax season, the IRS announced a set of new resources, including an online searchable directory, to help consumers choose credible tax preparers.

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.