17th August 2017 at 9:27 pm #162wwwebbersKeymaster
All club officials know that the Membership Secretary of the club has one of the most arduous and difficult jobs in the whole club. It is a never ending, almost thankless task of keeping the membership system up to date, renewals issued, new joiners processed, welcome packs printed and dispatched, address lists issued to the Printer for magazine dispatch and constant requests for cars for shows and member contact details. By the fact that they communicate the most to the membership, they are also their main contact and field a variety of questions and queries.
Then there is the rest of the committee – usually, they have no or little access to the membership system as more often than not it’s kept in an Excel spreadsheet on the membership secretary’s computer and the best that the committee can often hope for is a report or statement at the next committee meeting. Yet the purpose of the Club is to service the membership. Everyone on the committee should have instant access to the membership system and reports that show the status and health of the Club so that the club can be effectively managed.
Launching Soon … A new Club Membership & Management System for Car Clubs
We will soon be entering Beta testing with a well known classic car club, and on successful completion of the Beta test we will be launching to everyone.
Role based access for Club users from full edit access to read only
Secure Guest access to enable Members to Join and Renew membership without logging on
Secure Guest access to enable Members to update their own membership details
Branded to your own Club colours and logos
Automated renewal due and overdue emails
Automated lapsing of members (if required)
Download your database to Excel for your own reporting – or backup
Fully integrated with PayPal
Payment by Cheque supported with online forms
Search the Vehicles database for interesting cars (e.g. for the NEC)
Quick searches for Overdue or coming Overdue members
Tablet and SmartPhone friendly
Reports – up to the minute accuracy
Total membership (broken down by paid up/overdue) over time
Split between membership types (e.g. Full, Associate)
Membership by UK, Europe, Rest of World over time
World Map indicating number of members by country
Leaver vs Joiners
Membership age demographics
%age of the membership leaving each year
How new members found you
Imagine it …. You’re at a major indoor show and meet someone who wants to join the club. Using your tablet computer on the free wifi you can take their details and payment in one easy step – the membership database is fully updated and non-attending committee members can view changes to the reports instantly. If you take your welcome packs with you to the show, there maybe nothing further for the membership secretary to do! From personal experience, we know that after a major show there could normally be two days of work involved – now automated and your membership secretary breathes a huge sigh of relief!