YourMembership.com is ideal for independent schools of any size. View our our affordable pricing, sign-up today and we'll custom design your school’s new private online community to meet and support your brand, vision and principles. You’ll also tap into YourMembership.com’s powerful membership management software to manage financials, ecommerce, emarketing, reporting and more.
Your current students thrive in the online, interconnected world of social media… why not turn them into ambassadors to your school’s prospective students? Who better to describe an authentic school experience? With a private online community from YourMembership.com, you’ll create a safe, online environment for prospective pupils to connect with – and learn from – your existing students.
Private online communities also allow you to monitor the conversation without compromising authenticity. On open social networking sites anyone can access your school's page and post questionable content. Even if you monitor the site around the clock, if a piece of misinformation is posted (even for the briefest of periods), there is no way of knowing just how many people saw the content, nor can you email all 80,000 of your fans to let them know of the prank. There is no way of estimating the kind of damage it could do to your efforts in recruiting prospective students and their parents.
Don't forget the parents! Parents play an important role in their child’s education. Why not provide discussion forums for prospective students’ parents, conducted by some of your existing students’ parents?
An online community also helps with student retention. When branded to your school’s identity and structure with unlimited number of groups and chapters, a private online community provides a safe place for your students to connect with each other and prepare for life after graduation. It’s this level of connection and communication that instills a lifelong loyalty and sense of belonging to your institution.
Plus, in the months immediately following graduation, it provides a seamless transition from student to alum – and keeps them connected and their contact info current!
Once your current students become alums, they can remain in the YourMembership.com database as a new member type – alumni. YourMembership.com easily tracks alums as a member type within your system, and as a web-based alumni management solution, YourMembership.com enables you to manage events, send marketing messages, solicit donations, manage donations and fundraising campaigns, run many different reports, and more.
Online Fundraising, eCommerce and Event Management
With YourMembership.com, you'll even gain a powerful new tool for fundraising and online commerce. Easily create events with online ticketing, maintain online donations and quickly setup your school's online store (ensuring your prospective students have logo gear before they come to campus). With your new online community, you can even manage your school's online admissions.
We also provide an optional plug-in for Blackbaud®'s The Raiser's Edge® software that enables the automated, on-command synchronization of core member data between YourMembership.com and The Raiser's Edge.
Secure Administrative System
YourMembership.com's administrative backend also allows you to gage the health of your school's online community quickly and efficiently. Tap into a secure executive dashboard to import and export member and non-member records. Monitor logins, new members, online sales and donations. Plus the Refer a Friend feature allows your members to tell others about your fantastic online community. Update, create and manage your online content... and take quick control of your school's entire online community.