Finally, MemberClicks gives you access to a myriad of social features, or member engagement tools. We view these features as optional, icing on the cake benefits that allow your members to engage with other members, along with the organization's leaders. We recommend starting off with one or two social features to get your members onboard, but have a full list to choose from to meet any organization's needs.
how to create and edit an e-list
One of the features MemberClicks offers to help facilitate member communication is the E-Lists. This feature, also commonly referred to as a listserv, allows members to subscribe to the list and then send and receive message distributed to an entire group via a single email address. E-Lists are very similar to the Committee Management feature but the major difference is accessibility. Committee members have to be added by an administrator while e-list members can subscribe themselves as long as their group and/or attributes are permissioned by the admin.
how to create and edit committees
MemberClicks' Committee Management area gives committees a private area in which to interact by sharing messages and files. Committees will only be visible to their members - each committee member will be able to access the committees they belong to under the My Features section of their member profile.
how to set up the social community
The Social Community is a member engagement tool that will allow your members to connect with one another via a private area within your MemberClicks website. Within the Online Community, members can connect with one another, join common interest groups called Circles, and keep up with other members via an Activity Stream.
- Check out this blog post about using Engagement Ambassadors to jumpstart member engagement.
Additional Member Engagement Tools
A great way for your organization to generate non-dues revenue is through the use of Sponsor Ads. MemberClicks offers two different display types of sponsor ads: constantly rotating on a timed interval (slideshow) and showing a new ad only when a page is loaded or refreshed. The slideshow option would be edited and updated via the Widget Manager. These types of sponsors ads often only include logos of sponsors and are rather "lightweight". There is one level of sponsorship and there is no tracking available with this option.
Please note that all options discussed here must be created by MemberClicks. If you are interested in adding sponsor ads to your site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The News Feed Component allows you to display several different external news feeds (RSS) directly on your site. If there are several industry-relevant news feeds, you can show a list of them. If you click on the link in the list, it will take you to a listing of the most recent entries to the feed, displayed on their own page.
The Poll component allows you to post a poll question on your website, which is a great way to engage your site's visitors. The poll can have up to 12 multiple choice answers, and the title of the poll will be the question.
To allow users to access a poll, you will need to add it as a menu item.
MemberClicks Community Forum provides an area for users to engage in conversation with one another, share files, and subscribe to their favorite topics. Topics can be organized into Forum Categories, and multiple Forums can exist with the ability to be moderated by an administrator.
The MemberClicks Blog is a built in Blogging tool your association can use to create a Blog within your MemberClicks solution. Members can comment on your Blog posts, or share them on social media.