Did you know that you can transform your association’s website into a fully functional Association Management System using the powerful WordPress content management system? It’s true! Many associations are already reaping the benefits of running their websites on WordPress. In this article, we’ll explore some essential WordPress plugins that can revolutionize your association management.
MembershipWorks: The Backbone of Your Association Management System
The first plugin we highly recommend for professional associations is MembershipWorks. It’s not a coincidence that we place it at the top of the list. Serving as the backbone of your Association Management system, MembershipWorks provides a range of core functionalities including member management, event management, online payments, and much more. While there is a limited free plan, subscribing to a paid plan unlocks the full potential of this remarkable plugin.
If you want to delve deeper into MembershipWorks, feel free to check out these posts on our website:
- Building an association website using WordPress and MembershipWorks
- Online membership management for professional associations
- Add member billing and easy online payments to your association website
- Register for an event directly from your site calendar
- Online member profiles and directories made easy
As an official development partner for MembershipWorks, ProgramMatek is here to assist you with any questions and to start planning your new system.
MailPoet: The King of Content Delivery
In today’s age of social media dominance, email remains the undisputed leader when it comes to content delivery. To keep your members informed, MailPoet is the ideal plugin. It allows you to notify your members whenever a new blog post or news item is published on your website. You have the flexibility to choose between immediate notifications or daily/weekly digest emails. These beautifully formatted emails include images, excerpts, and links to full articles. Additionally, MailPoet is perfect for sending out traditional newsletters on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
RallyCongress: Empower Your Members to Advocate
If empowering your members to easily contact Congress or state legislators directly from your website is a priority, RallyCongress is the perfect solution. This service enables constituents to send emails to their representatives based on their location. RallyCongress offers a user-friendly platform that allows supporters to take meaningful action with just a few clicks. You can provide visitors with a template letter or allow them to customize it before sending. Moreover, RallyCongress provides various social media sharing options, such as posting the letter to your Congress person’s Twitter account. Although RallyCongress isn’t a WordPress plugin, it offers an embed code that can be integrated seamlessly into your WordPress website, even as a members-only page.
WP Job Manager: Engage Your Members with Employment Opportunities
Adding job listings to your website can be an effective way to engage your members. WP Job Manager, a feature-rich plugin, allows you to create a comprehensive job board on your website. You can choose to restrict job listings to members or make them available to the public. With this plugin, members can submit job listings directly through your website, and your association staff can easily approve and post them. You have the flexibility to offer free or paid job postings, depending on your association’s needs. The job board itself is intuitive and user-friendly, offering easy search and filtering options by category, job type, keywords, and location.
Gravity Forms: Versatile Form Creation
Gravity Forms empowers your association to create various types of forms to meet your specific requirements. Associations have utilized Gravity Forms for officer voting, member polls, volunteer forms, and much more. Furthermore, Gravity Forms offers a wide range of addons that enable integration with popular third-party systems such as Constant Contact, Salesforce, and Slack.
Conclusion: Unlock the Full Potential of Your Association Website
This article provides an overview of the amazing features offered by these essential plugins. However, these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to building your association website using WordPress, the possibilities are virtually limitless. That’s why ProgramMatek is here to guide you in determining the most suitable tools and setup for your association’s needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about creating your association’s website and Association Management System with WordPress, please don’t hesitate to reach out to ProgramMatek. You can contact us at 877-302-2185 (ask for Mike) or email us at email@example.com.