Life is full of opportunity and endless options for new experiences. A bucket list is the perfect way to log and catalog all the stuff you want to do before you, well, kick the bucket. Along with getting in all the fun things, it is a good idea to make a list of things you want to accomplish for your group. We created a memberplanet bucket list challenge to inspire you to make the most of our platform and take your organization to new heights. Can you complete them all? We think so!
1. Define your group's aesthetic and personalize your page
Photos, videos, and other visual images are a key element to your group site. However, creating the visual tone for your group site can be a challenge. Start by thinking of what makes your group unique and what aspects you want to highlight. Think of your Facebook newsfeed -- what catches your eye? Try to use a mix of photos and images that are visually pleasing and fun. Listing group events will help highlight the culture of your group and entice new members to join and greater engagement from existing members. Also, adding personalized touches like group logos and photos also gives your group a sense of professionalism and credibility.
2. Phone it in with cash and check payments
Our mobile app is free and can help when you or your group are on the go. Through the app, group members can take and upload photos to a shared event album, making it easy to capture important memories. Member cards can be accessed through the app and used for entry to group-sponsored events. Payments can also be accepted through the app -- no extra hardware required. This means never missing out on a donation or merchandise sale if a member or donor isn’t carrying cash. Finally, if you want to shoot out a quick Broadcast you can easily send a message to your group. Reach your members through the app anywhere, anytime.
3. Life’s a celebration! Create an event that’s worthy of it
Planning a group event can often be a hassle, and we bet you aren’t using our event features to their full potential. Emailing event invitations alone is not enough to reach your attendees. Facebook is another useful tool, however it lacks more robust functionalities, such as syncing to your member database. Our event module allows you to send invitations, set up an event site, sell tickets or merchandise, and track RSVPs. Once you have created an event, you can share it to your members – both through email and social media – directly from the platform. Have your members share it on social media to spread awareness through their network. We challenge you to use as many items in our event feature as you can and plan your groups best event yet!
4. Keep your members in the loop
Our lives are always changing; we move, we get married, etc. To keep on top of important member information, and to make sure your members are receiving your group’s communication updates, we recommend sending profile updates requests from your group at least twice a year.
5. Finally, we challenge you to make your group the best it can be!
Use another feature not mentioned here. Some of the best ones include creating a donation campaign, email newsletter, and survey. Here at memberplanet, we are passionate about helping groups reach their full potential. This bucket list will help take your group to the next level, and hopefully have a bit of fun in the process.
So, think you can finish the bucket list challenge?