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The student and parent roster can sometimes feel like a revolving door, requiring constant maintenance and often out of date.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!
MemberPlanet makes planning events simple and efficient. Use this checklist to streamline your holiday event!
1) Create your Event Page on MP
One great thing about the new MemberPlanet Events module is Event Pages. Event pages function we a webpage for your event. Upload pictures or videos from last years soiree to get guests excited! Don't forget to include the time, date, and location as well. Your guests will always be able to refer to your event page for details about the event, and they will be able to RSVP a guest right from the site.
2) Send Invitations
The new Events upgrade now allows you to send RSVP invitations. Use the rich text editor to whip up a festive holiday invitation, and watch as your guest list grows. You can even enable the Events Page to show your incoming RSVPs so your guests can see who else is attending.
3) Plan your Potluck!
Create a quick and easy survey where guests can submit the dish they plan to bring. As the date approaches, you can reach out to late responders with the items your potluck is still lacking.
4) Send a Reminder Email
In the week leading up to your event, send a reminder email campaign to your guests. This will get them excited about the event, and make sure they remember to prepare their potluck dish!
or... Make it a thank-you email!
A follow up email is a great way to thank your guests, and share photos from your event! Use the rich text editor to embed some of the best photos from your holiday party, and include a link the the event album. If your guests are members of your MP group, you can even allow them to upload their pictures to the event album for everyone to see!
Log on to get started now!
The new MemberPlanet Events: Simpler to use – but a lot more powerful!
The new events module is now simpler than ever. In fact, it’s so simple that it only takes three steps to set up a basic event! However, we didn’t just make the module easier, we made it better too. In addition to pairing down the steps to get launched, we’ve amped up the customization options too.
Not just invitations - now you can manage RSVP lists
Now you can enable your guests to RSVP to your event from their email invitation. This will give you a real-time list of confirmed guests (as well as maybe’s if you choose to include that option). You can find this option under ‘additional customizations’.
You can sell tickets and event merchandise!
Events make great fundraisers! Sell tickets and merchandise right on the RSVP form. This awesome feature lets you start fundraising before the event even begins, and it saves you the hassle of managing sales at the event.
Host an event webpage!
Now your event can have it’s own webpage! MemberPlanet lets you host a free micro-site that functions as an information hub for your event. Simply share the link to the site for anyone who wants to learn more! Activate the ‘Sign-up’ button to allow webpage visitors to get on the list!
Set inventory and guest limits
Our team has really tried to think of everything. Sometimes venues have guest limits, and sometimes there just aren’t enough t-shirts for everyone. We now allow you to impose an upper limit on the number of tickets or merchandise items the system will sell. This means that guests will no longer be able to buy tickets once a fixed number has been reached.
All the extras
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get launched. When you log on to the new MP events you will see how we’ve integrated some clever little fixes and shortcuts. For starters, the address feature now uses predictive text to auto-populate with a map. You will also see the ‘Repeating events’ section is cleaner and more intuitive than ever.
Create a new account here!
Already have an account? Login below and go straight to the Event builder!
When everyone is on the same page, events just run more smoothly. Whether the event is a fundraiser, a wedding, a camping trip or a sports tournament, the same handful of tricks will keep your logistics running like a well oiled machine.
Use the checklist below to stay on track, and wow your attendees with your organization's thoughtful professionalism...
Ready to start planning your next event? Log in and get started!