Still Using POP3 to Manage Your Chapter?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications  

If you are still using POP3 to manage your chapter's email communication, this blog is for you!

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Happy Holidays from StarChapter

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

Happy Holidays to all chapters, board members, volunteers and administrators. We wish you a meaningful 2015!

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Manage Your Chapter’s Emails

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Member Communications  

Don’t sweat over managing your chapter’s email account. Now there’s a simpler way.

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Your Board is Changing?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, Goal Setting  

Managing board transitions can be easy

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Expert Advice? StarChapter of the Month

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications, Volunteers, StarChapter Successes  

Want to learn on how to grow your chapter? Follow our blogs and newsletters as we unveil the secrets of successful chapter management. This month, read about ISES Houston the StarChapter of The Month

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SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, Known as “POODLE"

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

To add protection for users who are unaware or whose settings or browsers are not updated, we will be disabling SSL3 on our service in the weeks to come.

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Did you know StarChapter includes forum capabilities?

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

Take advantage of StarChapter's forum feature. You can create categories for the online discussions to keep the conversation organized, easily email forum posts and more.

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Protecting Your Data is a Collective Effort

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

Having a secure and available system at all times is critical to grow your chapter. Check out what we do to protect your data and learn how you can help

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Use StarChapter for your Online Store

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  

Did you know StarChapter can create an online store for your association? StarChapter lets you generate additional income for your organization by selling branded products, such as mugs, golf shirts, or whatever you can come up with.

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Online Communications Tools for Staying in Touch with Members

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: Member Communications  

Whether your members are scattered around the globe or you are just trying to offer options, online communications can be an effective way to keep your organization in the loop. But not all internet-based tools are the same.

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Update to a Responsive Web Design

Updated: Aug. 31, 2017  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

With people accessing the internet on laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile phones, it is more important than ever to offer a responsive design for your website. StarChapter has many responsive design options to update your look.

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Responsive Communication Keeps your Membership Happy

Updated: Nov. 18, 2013  |  Categories: Responsive Communication  

Your members and prospective members do the same. When they want information about an event or dues, or have an issue, they expect the answer at their fingertips. Here are some tips for responding to inquiries in a timely fashion.

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Admin Update

Updated: Nov. 19, 2013  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

We will soon be releasing an update to our admin section which includes improvements to Form Builder, Media Manager and Survey Manager.

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Thanking Your Volunteers

Updated: Nov. 18, 2013  |  Categories: Volunteers  

Volunteers can be a critical part of an association by doing tasks for no pay. Make sure you are showing your appreciation for all that they do.

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Use the New and Improved Survey Manager

Updated: Dec. 20, 2013  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Surveys  

With the release of the Survey Manager update, we wanted to highlight some of the improvements made to this section. In addition, we have a few ideas on using surveys to gauge the pulse of your association.

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Fundraising Ideas

Updated: Mar. 21, 2017  |  Categories: Fundraising  

Any time is a great time for creating additional income for your association! Whether you have some catching up to do for your annual goals, or just want to fund a new project, take advantage of these tips to bring in additional funds to your organization

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Form Builder Update

Updated: Jan. 20, 2014  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin, Forms  

Have you taken advantage of StarChapter’s improved form builder yet? Read on to learn about the new features and some ideas for using forms on your website.

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Setting Goals for your Association

Updated: May. 19, 2015  |  Categories: Goal Setting  

Do you want this year to be primarily about growing membership? Or are you looking for non-membership ways to increase your organization's revenue? What about increasing attendance to regular meetings? Read on for our tips on setting goals.

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ISP Connectivity Restored

Updated: May. 19, 2015  

Last evening at about 6:00 PM Eastern Time, connectivity was recovered to all locations. The connectivity issues some of our customers were experiencing yesterday were due to complications that several major internet providers were having across the US.

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Give Your Association Blog a Makeover

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Just like a personal makeover can put some pep in your step, a blog makeover can refresh the energy around it. Association members and prospects will enjoy the renewed look and it may even revitalize your interest in consistently adding valuable content.

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Tips for Growing Your Association Membership

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  |  Categories: Goal Setting  

Spring is a season of growth. Are you taking these four steps toward growing your association membership?

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How to Stretch Your Association Marketing Budget

Updated: May. 8, 2015  

As the final quarter of the year approaches, it’s time to take a look at your association’s marketing budget. Are you on track to end 2014 as planned? Or are you trying to figure out how to make do for the remainder of the year?

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Board and Committee Member Transitions

Updated: May. 8, 2015  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

With board and committee transitions, it's important to keep your StarChapter site up-to-date.

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What’s New for April?

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

Our latest update improves some of the features that bring value to your members and help create and track revenue.

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How Online Event Registration Increases Association Attendance

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Event attendees expect to be able to register for an event using a web based form. It may seem like just one more thing you need to offer members, but the good news is it will directly benefit your organization through increased attendance.

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Association Newsletters Begging to Be Read

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Does your association newsletter need a boost? These two keys to a great communication will get your monthly emails back on track and begging to be read.

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How to Use Data to Improve Your Association

Updated: May. 16, 2017  

Does your association leadership sets lofty membership, retention, and revenue goals each year? That’s a great starting point, but to make improvements in your organization, you will need to commit to recording and analyzing data.

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Your Association Blog – How’s it Doing?

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Blogging can be a great asset for your association’s internet marketing strategy. One of the biggest challenges with blogging is doing it consistently. Don’t worry here are 10 blog post ideas to keep you writing

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3 Ways to Make New Members Feel Welcome in Your Association

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Making new members feel welcome and at ease within the organization is important. It sets the tone for their future involvement and overall experience with the association. Excited and happy members become active members.

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Technology Traps for Associations to Avoid

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but that isn’t always the case. If your association doesn’t have a clear technology vision and plan, the programs and tools designed to improve your organization can work against you.

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OpenSSL Vulnerability

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Beginning Monday, April 7th, we addressed and closed the vulnerability identified by this announcement. To date, we have no indication that an attack has been conducted against StarChapter.

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Scheduling Automatic Emails

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  |  Categories: StarChapter Admin  

Set up Automatic Emails now, just once, and you may never need to create and send another renewal or meeting reminder!

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New Support Ticket Area in StarChapter Admin

Updated: May. 19, 2015  

We have recently added a support ticket area in the admin side of StarChapter.

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Improve Your Association Renewal Rates

Updated: Sep. 25, 2020  |  Categories: Membership  

The renewal process requires a bit more attention than just sending a renewal packet or an email with a payment link. By giving attention to certain parts of the renewal period, you will increase the likelihood members will re-join.

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Association Events: Don’t Make These Top 5 Tech Mistakes

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

Technology has become such a part of our lives that integrating it into events is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity. As you plan your next association conference, keep attendees smiling by avoiding these top 5 tech mistakes.

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Handling a Price Increase for Your Membership Organization

Updated: Feb. 16, 2015  

As much as we hate to hear about increasing prices, sometimes it is a necessity of business.

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Using Free to Grow Your Association Membership

Updated: May. 19, 2015  

Take advantage of people’s love of free to grow your association membership.

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Get Your Members In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

Updated: May. 19, 2015  |  Categories: Member Communications  

Are your members leaving meetings feeling excited and motivated? Be sure your events include these three elements and they will be.

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Evaluating Your Members' Feelings

Updated: May. 19, 2015  |  Categories: Member Communications  

Have your members lost that loving feeling? Evaluating these three areas will help you discover their level of commitment.

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Making the Most of Your Association Email List

Updated: May. 19, 2015  |  Categories: Member Communications  

With social media all the rage, it can be tempting to ditch the email list for communicating with your association members. But email updates are still an incredibly valuable tool for delivering important information to your membership.

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Admin Update Coming Soon

Updated: May. 19, 2015  

New Community Features. We have recently completed testing on the new Community features and are excited to bring you this update.

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Tips for Keeping Your Emails Out of the Spam Folder

Updated: Mar. 21, 2017  

You've spent time carefully crafting a valuable email to send to your organization, so the last thing you want it to do is to go directly to their spam folder.

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Getting to Know Your Association Data

Updated: Aug. 9, 2017  |  Categories: Goal Setting, Membership, Meetings/Events  

By now in business, you surely know making minor corrections along the way can save a lot of effort and expense over a major change down the road. For that reason, keeping an eye on important information related to your association is very beneficial.

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How to Boost Event Registration?

Updated: May. 19, 2015  

With the increased daylight and warmth spring brings, you will want to spend more time checking out prospective golf courses for that summer outing, rather than managing the details of the event...

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