Summer is here! This season is a great time for parties and BBQs with friends and family. With 4th of July celebrations fast approaching, memberplanet is here to help with all the tools you need to get your event organized. With memberplanet helping you out you’ll be independent of party planning stress.
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An effective online presence is necessary to promote your event – be sure to utilize every opportunity
Noteworthy events don’t just happen. Organizing and executing a successful one takes planning, strategic marketing strategies, and the provision of value. Whether it’s a conference, a speaker series, or a cocktail party, your event’s fate rests in the details. That’s why memberplanet has collected and identified essential planning tips to improve your online promotion of the big day.
1. Create a custom event page
In today’s world, what’s an event if it doesn’t exist online? Having an engaging and user-friendly event page will increase exposure and word-of-mouth. Promote the date through the dedicated page, send invitations, and sell tickets online to make it simple and easy for attendees to find all the information they need.
2. Branded payments
Within your event page, it is essential to include a branded form where attendees can register and provide payment. To make things even easier, you’ll want to accept as many forms of payment as possible. For example, with memberplanet, you are able to accept credit cards, PayPal, and e-checks. Customize these branded payment forms with your event name, logo, and fields for participant information to collect as much data as you can about your attendees. And be sure that your payment page is mobile friendly, so registrants can submit fees while on the go.
3. Use a donation site
If your event is paired with a fundraising component, let the fundraising occur for weeks leading up to the big day with a donation page. Engage with donors through your page’s interactive features and enable social sharing after they donate. The capability for donors to broadcast their fundraising efforts to their social networks can encourage other people to share in the fun! And with memberplanet’s membership management system, you can scan payments directly to your donation page through its mobile app. This ensures you’ll never have to turn down a donation, whether online or in-person.
4. Start a blog
Take engagement one-step further by blogging consistently – not just right before your event.In order to stay relevant in the minds of your attendees and donors, you should start a blog and create valuable content for your networks. Discuss the event after it happens, encourage your speakers or sponsors to write a blog post, and even use it as a way to collect testimonials from your event. A blog has the capability to improve your relationships and expand your network.
5. Utilize email marketing
Email marketing is the easiest way to get in front of your attendees and donors. It is also, arguably, the most profitable means of marketing. With email, you can create deeper relationships with a wider audience at a fraction of the cost of traditional media. Best of all, it doesn’t take a programmer to build compelling HTML emails.
memberplanet allows you to create unique and branded emails in minutes. Write the text and then choose a template and a color palette (and don’t forget your logo!), and your email is ready to be sent. Our service also provides you with live reporting capabilities that show you how many people have opened your email and who has clicked on your links. This is the information you need to better reach your audience.
With so many avenues available online to get your event out to the right people, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why memberplanet’s motto is “Life simplified.” Our goal is to provide you with all the tools you need to promote your event online, all in one spot. Create a free account today and explore the opportunities available to take your group to the next level.
It’s that time of the year where the sun is shining, the weather is great, and you’re itching to get away for a vacation. It can be a struggle to get everyone and everything organized on-the-go. We at memberplanet understand; it’s tough, but our mobile app makes things easy.
Let us fill you in.
Let us help you create a new memory!
You don’t need a big budget or celebrity endorsements to hit your mark.
Your decorations might be exquisite, your venue might be in the ideal location, and your speaker a class act. Unfortunately, this won’t go too far without the impeccable marketing strategy to match. In today’s connection economy, it’s as important to organize a well-executed marketing campaign as it is to organize a stellar event. Below are some options you may want to consider for your next big event.
Whatever avenue you choose to use, timing is key. You’ll want to give yourself at minimum two weeks to advertise. Use original artwork and be quick and to the point. Regardless of the size of your budget, your marketing efforts can only go in one direction.
With so many moving parts, sometimes it’s difficult to manage your event as well as your marketing efforts. Luckily, services such as memberplanet have developed an all-in-one platform to keep you focused on your bottom line: having a successful event.
Get started now with memberplanet and take the first step towards streamlining your events in a way that makes sense for you.
Do you have an event coming up like a fundraiser or party? You have a few great options for event planning.
A custom event page lets you promote, invite guests, generate buzz with comments, post RSVP lists and more. You can also collect payments for tickets (if applicable).
Do you need to create an in-depth registration form? A branded payment form will give you unlimited flexibility for information fields and payment item options. This is perfect for ongoing signups for an upcoming program or service. Simply distribute the link to your form via email to invite people to sign up.
Is your event for a cause or charity? Donation Sites are interactive micro-websites that can be easily customized for ticket sales. They’re are easy to set up, can be customized with photos, video, a donor ticker, goal meter and more. They are perfect for any type of goal-driven fundraising event, like a dinner, or gala. Simply name and price your tickets on the payment items step.
*All of these features are free to create and all payments collected are subject to the flat site fee of 5% + 30 cents per transaction. This includes all site fees, merchant fees and credit card fees.
As always, our team is here to help in any way we can! Feel free to reach out to us with for more assistance choosing the right feature.
memberplanet is the perfect tool for managing school communication. In fact, many of our features and upgrades have been developed as custom solutions for our school clients. For example, the entire online packets module (seamless bundles of multiple pre-created forms) was created for one local school district who needed a seamless, paperless, and cost-effective registration process for parents. But MP has more to offer than just seamless registrations, and most of our school clients are active year round on our system via desktop and mobile app.
Here's how schools are using memberplanet year round.
Whether you are hosting a carnival, a homecoming dance, a PTA dinner, or a school play, memberplanet makes it easy to manage. MP allows you to host a free-standing event webpage, issue email invitations, sell tickets, monitor guest lists and inventory and much more.
Keep parents and faculty in the loop! MP custom newsletters are a professional and cost-effective solution for school-home communication. Manage tracking, post button links, schedule future sends, and save your templates to use over and over.
Group Texts for Alerts and Reminders
memberplanet makes it easy to quickly send a text message to your whole list, or just a segment of your list. Inform parents about last-minute delays and cancellations, or send safety notifications. memberplanet will provide your group with a free local number that your group members can save in their contacts.
Our online forms are simple to create and flexibly accommodate any type of data collection. Even better, they are 100% white label, export seamlessly to excel, and offer a competitive transaction rate for online payments. Unsure which type of field would most efficiently capture the data you want? Our support team will walk you through the creation process to build the best form for your needs.
Raise money for new technology, library additions, field trips, textbooks and more. We offer competitively priced online donation campaigns so you can raise money for anything.
The student and parent roster can sometimes feel like a revolving door, requiring constant maintenance and often out of date. memberplanet makes it easy to collect and sync information, and even allows for parents to submit and update their information independently. Distribution lists allow you to quickly and easily segment your list into unlimited cross sections for targeted communication.
Transferring Leadership Roles
Once your account is up and running, you can seamlessly pass admin responsibilities from one leader to another. Unlike other sites that tie to the primary creator's email address, memberplanet anchors to the group name, allowing you to fully pass administrative to another user, no strings attached. You can also manage administrative access for multiple leaders easily and efficiently.
Most schools have many small groups working within the larger group, like PTA, Boosters, Student Government, etc. The platform allows you to collaborate with these groups by sharing specified data or combining forms for a shared registration packet.
Whether you are creating an album from a school dance, an overseas trip, or a recent community project, memberplanet allows you to host and share full pixel quality photos and albums. Even better, email-uploading allows you to seamlessly crowd-source photos from everyone at an event.
To learn more about any of these school solutions contact a team member at Successteam@memberplanet.com
The new MemberPlanet Events pages are perfect for any type of event, whether it’s an Oscar viewing party, a fundraiser, 5k, or virtual meeting. We created a Virtual Oscars Event to give you a test-drive of our all-new Events feature…and to have some fun with a glamorous giveaway!
Read to completion to learn how you can win a $150 Tiffany&Co giftcard!
In order to be our grand-prize winner, you will need to complete a few simple challenges on our site. The goal of these challenges is to let you test out our event feature for yourself - in a fun and easy way. You will earn points, or "nominations" for each challenge. Challenges include RSPV-ing to our event, commenting on our page, filling out a fantasy Oscars ballot, logging on to MemberPlanet to create an event of your own (your event can be real or pretend!), and using our easy-as-pie email photo uploader.
But first - here’s the nitty-gritty of how you’re gonna win!
We will be awarding the giftcard to the individual who receives the most nomination points by completing a series of simple steps on our site. If there is a tie, we will choose the most creative submission!
RSVP “Yes” to our virtual event…. 1 point!
Write a short comment on our event page… 1 point!
Fill out your Oscar ballot… 1 point!
Create your own event on MemberPlanet and add SuccessTeam to your guest list …. 10 points!
Upload a photo or image to our Event Album by emailing it here... 5 points
Like our facebook page … 1 point
Share your event on facebook or twitter… 5 points!
(remember to tag @memberplanet so we can see it and give you your points!)
Keep in mind, every aspect of our challenge (from the survey ballot, to the event, to the simple email-photo-uploader) was created on MemberPlanet, and they are all things that you can do for your own upcoming events.
Have fun, and good luck!
We have been working like busy bee's behind the scenes here at MP, and we had a special surprise go live on the site last night! ...Templates!
Now you no longer need to create payment and registration forms from scratch (unless you want to of course!) because we added templates for all the things you all ask for most!
Whether you are selling t-shirts, registering new members for your club or PTA, hosting a gala or just pooling funds for a Super Bowl party, we have a form ready to go! Check out some of our favorites by clicking the thumbnails below!
Right now the bulk of our templates are for Payment Forms, but keep checking in because every week we are rolling out goodies in all our form categories!
These are only a few of the new templates, and more are being published each day.
Log on now to customize a pre-made form!
Whether it's the Oscars or the Super Bowl, viewing parties are always a fun idea. However, organizing a group event can be a stressful and expensive endeavor.
MemberPlanet allows you to seamlessly pool funds and plan a menu, simply and efficiently.
Check out this sample to see how you can prep for your next event!
The great thing about this form is:
1) Guests contribute an amount they feel is fair
2) You have a budget to shop up-front
3) You know exactly how much to buy of everything
Contact Successteam@memberplanet.com to learn more about creating a payment form on MemberPlanet!
Most of us have group traditions around the holidays, whether it's with your church, your family, friends, or your office. Our office does fun things throughout the year, but we REALLY like to have fun during the Holidays. Each December the whole MP team takes the day off to go to Disney Land!
This year we are using our new Events module to keep the trip organized, and we thought we would share! We are always excited when we get to use our own system for fun office stuff, so you can imagine how psyched we were to create an event for a Disney Land field trip!
Ok, so here's how we streamlined our trip using the MP system:
Create the event
It took about three minutes to plug in some quick details, including the location, dates, and general instructions. Check out our example here.
Send out invitations
We pre-scheduled our invitations to go out about 2 weeks before the event. The system lets you send them immediately, or schedule out in advance. This week everyone in our office received an invitation.
We all go for free, but we included a section where MemberPlanet employees can register and pay for a guest. The new events module lets you sell any type of ticket, service, or merchandise right on your RSVP form.
So when is your next event? Create one now on your MemberPlanet Account!