With so much energy and resources poured into recruiting new members, doesn’t it make sense to ensure that once they have joined, you make sure they are happy and engaged with your organisation? Welcoming your newest members might seem obvious yet it is something many organisations overlook.
The aim of today’s post is to show you that good membership management begins from the second you accept a new member on-board.
Why You Should Make A Fuss Of New Members
When new members arrive it is tempting to assume they will immediately immerse themselves in your organisation. After all, that’s why they joined, right? Whilst you might be right to think this, it doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile to welcome new members and to help them understand more about your organisation and their membership.
Think of it as orientating your newest members to your organisation and the beginning of building a lasting relationship. I say ‘make a fuss of them’ in the sub-heading, which may imply rolling out the red carpet and welcoming them in the extreme. But if you consider that going that extra mile to make your newest members feel a part of what you do from the outset, they are likely to form good first impressions and feel more empowered to engage with organisation activities from the start.
Essentially, by welcoming your new members, you are introducing them to a new membership community and shoring up their decision to join.
For any member organisation, the idea of saving time on administrative tasks, simplifying payment collection and making member communications easy, has to be appealing. Chances are you have already discussed switching to membership database software. Yet choosing which one is right for you can be a challenge.
Knowing how to filter through your options can make the process much easier. While each provider offers features and benefits that make them unique, it is important to select the one that best suits your organisation’s needs. Therefore, the first step of successfully filtering your options is to know exactly what it is that you need.
Renewal cycles form an integral part of the smooth running of your member organisation, not to mention it’s financial stability. But have you ever considered that your choice of renewal cycle may actually be having a detrimental effect on your member growth and retention figures?
Whilst subscription management can be streamlined with software which makes the renewal process easier, the aim of this post is to show you why choosing the right renewal cycle should not just be about organisation finances and resources. But takes into account desired membership growth and retention rates too.
If you’ve landed on this post, chances are you have already discovered the numerous benefits of membership database software. So now you are probably asking which is the best software for your club’s needs? As with any software, there are a lot of providers to choose from, all offering different features and benefits.
Even though they all have numerous features and functions to offer, it goes without saying you need to select the one that best meets the needs of your club. Of course we hope you will choose PaySubsOnline.com to manage your club membership. But we understand that every club will have different requirements.
Software in any sphere is rarely a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Moreover, the potential benefits to your club are too great to leave to chance. That is why it is imperative you ask these seven key questions when evaluating any member management software.
Everyone has heard the expression, “You have to keep up with the times!” That saying also holds true for how you manage your membership organisation. The days of managing spreadsheets and paper forms are, thankfully, long gone. Software innovations are allowing membership organisations to move with the times and improve their subscription management.
You may just be dipping your toes into this software, or I may be preaching to the converted. But if you are still not sure of it’s benefits, read on to discover how it can keep your members satisfied and improve retention rates.
Does your membership database software make you work harder than you need to ? Are you guilty of trying to be all things to all people? Or perhaps you realise you are not working as efficiently as you could be, but don’t know what to do about it?
The time wasting mistakes highlighted in this blog are more common than you think. You may already be guilty of some of them. So stop doing what doesn’t work and learn how to be more efficient, more productive and more effective with the help of some quick fixes which we will show you.