Young member perspectives: Benefits of an online community

Engaging younger members is a key priority for many membership organisations. Members are increasingly expressing the need for an interactive online experience, and the ability to connect with each other online. However, with social media being a natural part of life for many members you might ask if there is any point in creating a […]

3 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Digital Membership Transformation Project

Are you running your membership from an Excel spreadsheet, or do you have a database that isn’t meeting your member and admin needs? It might be time to move to more efficient digital technologies that free up your time and let you focus on engaging your members. Understanding the project’s impact on your stakeholders and […]

7 Membership Admin Tasks we can Automate for You

Spending too much time on mundane membership administration tasks will not only be tedious but also take time from what actually matters, such as understanding and engaging with your members. Here are seven ways our software can help you to make membership administration easier. Automating renewals Automatic renewals helps you to reduce churn. It also […]

How we can Provide Membership Software in Your Language

Is the main language of your membership organisation different from English? We can supply membership software in a range of languages. VeryConnect receives requests from all over the world. In April we won a contract with an influential Swedish networking organisation. One of the main criteria was to provide the software in Swedish. By having done […]

How to Help Your Members to Network

What attracts members to your organisation, and what makes them stay? The feeling that they are getting something out of their membership. One of the main benefits that people typically seek from joining is networking opportunities. Networking provides value to your members in the form of social capital, meaning the value of who you know. Professional […]

Using Gamification on Your Online Community Platform – Principles, Examples, and Ideas

Gamification is no longer a novelty. Digital tools that reward our achievements have been trending for the past few years. Gamification simply means applying game principles in a non-game context. It can be used to boost, for example, our learning ability and physical health. Gamification can also be used to increase member engagement on your […]

How to Engage Your Alumni from Day One

How do you make students want to give back to their alma mater? Universities have been asking themselves this question more or less since the creation of the higher education system as we know it. However, as old as the task of alumni engagement may be, things have started to change. Previously tried-and-true strategies of […]

Tutorial: Google Analytics for Membership Organisations. Part 2 – Website Performance

Following our tutorial on how to get started with Google Analytics I’m going to walk you through the Audience Overview. This is the first page you see when you access your website data in Analytics. Audience Overview shows you five of the most important website analytics in just one screen. We’ll be looking at all of these: traffic, bounce rate, […]

8 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Members Online

Are you looking for inspiration on how to engage the millennials in your membership organisation? This blog will give you eight key points and examples for how you can use the web to better engage this demographic. I have already written a blog on why we at VeryConnect agree with the CEO of Hootsuite that the term […]