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You: pretty, fast, cheap. Me: Poorly organised

Looking for AMS / membership software for non-profits. Again. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Sep 23, 2016 - 3 answers

Club membership management software needed

I'm looking for software to create an online membership management system for a club. The system needs to be accessible to officers but not to members. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Sep 21, 2016 - 2 answers

Cultural membership ideas for someone in NYC for one semester

My sister-in-law, originally from Europe, is a visiting student in NYC this Fall. For her upcoming birthday, I thought a cultural membership or NYC experience would be fun. Maybe something her student budget would not ordinarily be spent towards. Based on this question and other threads, I thought membership to MoMa, Whitney, or New Museum may be options. The only issue is that she is only here from now till December 2016 and the memberships are for 1 year. Or maybe a trapeze class. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Sep 16, 2016 - 12 answers

How do theaters decide how to offer packages/subscriptions/memberships?

How do theater companies (or other kinds of arts venues, like operas or symphonies or dance companies) decide whether to offer season ticket subscriptions, some kind of membership that offers benefits (other than free or discounted season tickets), or some combination of the two? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jul 8, 2016 - 5 answers

Automated system for nonprofit membership cards?

I'm on the board of a small nonprofit and we want to try and automate our membership cards. Is there a service that will mail out a welcome letter for us every time someone places membership? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Mar 9, 2016 - 4 answers

The "You" in public radio

Pledge drives rely on talking directly to the individual which is part of how radio is personalized to each individual listener. There has been much discussion within public radio of avoiding anything that sounds like it's not talking to the individual since that makes people not feel special as individuals. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 4, 2016 - 6 answers

Getting Public Radio Stations to Respond to a Survey

I have been working for about a year on a project that I expect will lead to a book about the public radio fund drive. I've asked a lot of questions here about it as I've tried to figure out how to approach the topic. Along with focus groups (I've done two, planning a third) and a literature review I'm finishing, I need to conduct a survey of public radio stations. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 30, 2015 - 4 answers

Membership management / CRM / Database / Mailchimp question?

I'm part of a cooperative that's trying to change the world! BUT we're having trouble keeping track of people and sending emails to everyone. Help me find a CRM / membership / contact management system that works great with Mailchimp! [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Nov 19, 2015 - 9 answers

What "lifetime" subscriptions or memberships do you recommend?

Do you know of a "lifetime" subscription or membership or purchase that you recommend or that seems interesting or a good deal? (An opportunity to pay once and reap ongoing benefits/dividends indefinitely.) In this modern era of low job security, I think I'd like knowing I'll always have a few Nice Things (or simply just reliable things) regardless of what financial turbulence the future may bring, so I'm curious what might be out there along those lines. [more inside]
posted by anonymisc on Aug 19, 2015 - 25 answers

How does a person get an invite to Waffles.fm?

Do I have to play the text adventure game on their home page? Is there an iRC channel at which I can ask nicely? Hidden page? Is there another site I'd be happier at instead?
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 21, 2015 - 4 answers

What are the best examples in your community of building community?

I'm currently doing a fellowship, where I'm examining how public radio stations could provide membership to folks who may not be able to or want to donate financially, but would like to donate a skill, code, or their time to their local stations. I am looking for concrete examples from other industries - for-profit, non-profit, community - where organizations have granted membership or affiliation to people who give time, code, or a skill. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 8, 2015 - 11 answers

Public Radio Fund Drives

Can the big Metafilter brain direct me to reputable surveys or peer reviewed studies that examine how public radio fund drives are conducted and how people feel about them? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me manage my club.

Looking for a web-based membership record / mailing list system for a small club [more inside]
posted by pipeski on Dec 12, 2014 - 5 answers

1.Membership list 2.??? 3.Non-profit!

I've taken over a position as a general administrator of an artist workshop with 400+ members, and set myself the task of automating what is still a manual or paper organisation. Looking for advice on membership software and good practices - getting a bit lost among all the CRM options and features. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Oct 21, 2014 - 4 answers

academic library access for the independent academic?

I live in the West Midlands, home to a few good university libraries. Unfortunately, none of these libraries offer memberships to community members. My own alma mater, Birmingham City University, does not have an alumni library membership. It's very annoying. I would really like access to SagePub and T&F for journal articles. Can you recommend a university or college in the UK, Europe, or anywhere that offers remote access to their library's databases and where I could buy an annual membership?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 27, 2014 - 15 answers

Managing membership for a small organization?

A friend runs a small professional organization with about 60-80 members, and is looking for a way to more easily manage membership. She is hoping to find software or a web service designed to do these things:
  • Most importantly: allow members to pay an annual membership fee online. She also needs to be able to look up who has paid and who hasn't.
  • Allow members to log in and update contact information and other info (such as number of accredited hours).
  • Email all members, download a list of members, and so on.
Right now members are paying by cheque through the mail, and it's a lot of paperwork. I imagine there is an inexpensive web service out there that would be perfect for this. Can you recommend anything? We're in Canada, if it matters. Thanks!
posted by oulipian on Feb 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Wordpress membership plug in advice needed.

Hello all, We are a small language instruction company with an idea to make some extra revenue and promote our own website. We want to create a wordpress membership site that users can subscribe to with daily dripped content. My question is whether it's a good idea to integrate this into our existing website or should it have it's own domain. And are there any technical problems that could arise from the integration idea? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
posted by tjabeijing on Dec 2, 2013 - 5 answers

BJs or Costco, that is the question.

There's both a BJs and a Costco near me. I'm not a member of either. Are they worth the price of membership? Which is better overall, and which might be a better choice for me in particular? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 19, 2013 - 57 answers

Help me deal with my gym's passive aggressiveness post-breakup stalking

I had a gym membership. Then I had a baby, and cancelled the gym membership in March. I was out of contract, paying month-to-month. Now they're trying to collect on post-cancellation "debts" for April through June. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Pay-What-You-Can for Non-Profits

I work with a local non-profit advocacy organization that is working on changing behaviors (promoting walking & biking in town). We charge for membership, but recently someone suggested we expand our membership by making it a pay-what-you-can (or want) sort of system and possibly we would have more cash and volunteers to work with. Can someone point me to articles/books/anything about how has worked for other non-profits or businesses?
posted by katinka-katinka on Jul 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Best way to manage PTO membership?

I am the treasurer and vice president of the PTO for my kids' elementary school. There is currently nothing in place to contact our members and maintain our membership list. We are slowly starting to get better organized, and I'm looking for the best solution. Can you help me wade through the options? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Jul 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Card carrying members

I need to find resources to produce a small batch of membership cards for my club. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jun 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Subscribe to Boston

I’m interested in getting a subscription/membership to a museum or similar location in the Boston area as a gift. I’m really looking for something that would appeal to a younger adult without kids who likes a broad range of cultural activities. I’ve considered the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts, but I’d love to hear first hand impressions of those and get other suggestions. It doesn’t have to be a museum specifically (could be, say, a theater subscription), but I'd like to keep it under $150ish and it does have to be MBTA accessible and let in at least 2 adults.
posted by fermezporte on Jun 3, 2013 - 13 answers

iPad app for taking attendance, monitoring member visits

I'm looking for something sleek and simple, that will allow people to check themselves in when they arrive (2 contexts, gym members, and youth in an after school program). [more inside]
posted by peripatew on Mar 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Sites worth paying for membership ?

I want a list of sites/communities/forums that cost money to join but worth this money. I think that initial or continuous fee is a good filter against spammers. I am already member at somethingawful, and the great Metafilter. any more recommendations are welcomed.
posted by Ahmed_Nabil on Jan 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Standout cultural memberships in NYC

Which museums, venues & institutions in New York City have the most rewarding membership programs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Information wants to be free

A question about software that turns Wordpress into a paid-membership-only platform. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Mar 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for resources about growing and managing an association's database

As of Monday I'll be new to the field of Association Management. Can you share with me your favorite resources and best practices (I hate that phrase but it's the best I can come up with) on how to grow and wrangle a membership database? [more inside]
posted by ladygypsy on Jan 17, 2012 - 1 answer

choir retention?

How do I go about getting new members for my choir, or enticing the existing or previous ones to come back this year? [more inside]
posted by LN on Oct 4, 2011 - 9 answers

What is the significance of the professions eligible for Costco membership in the UK?

What is the significance of the professions eligible for Costco membership in the UK? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Aug 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Best deal on art museum memberships?

I visit art museums and travel around the US. I'm looking for a museum membership that gives me the best deal on reciprocal admission to other museums. [more inside]
posted by pernoctalian on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Membership Management Systems?

Is there such a thing as an open-source, web-based Membership Management System? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Membership database

Looking for a membership database for a small nonprofit. [more inside]
posted by Framer on Feb 9, 2011 - 11 answers


Are you a member of Society for Neuroscience or ASBMB or FASEB or something similar? I have a doctorate in biochemistry/pharmacology. I've completely left academia and work at a small biotech firm as a scientist. I don't want to permanently narrow my field of interest, so I thought it would be helpful to become a member of one of the science societies and/or attend some conference(s) separately from those that come up for my job. I'm having trouble deciding on what would be the most efficient and enjoyable option. [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Jan 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Why does this gym membership fee increase as I age?

Is there a legitimate reason for structuring membership dues (and initiation fees) of a club based on age levels beyond just the usual "student" vs "everyone else" levels? Specifically I'm speaking of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Nov 19, 2010 - 12 answers

I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member. So maybe I'll start one.

What's currently the best plug-in (paid or free) for setting up/moderating a membership-based level to an already existing web site? I'm not a programmer, so preferably something that's relatively easy to set up, looks good to the eye, is easy to navigate and offers nice customizing options. I'm using Wordpress right now, so one that works with wp would be *most* awesome. Oh, and I'm on a Mac. Thanks!!! :)
posted by miss lynnster on Nov 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Membership Has It's Privileges

What Private Clubs are worth it? As a recently minted member of The Magic Castle I'm wondering what other Private Clubs are worth the membership fees and any of the hassle of becoming a member. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Sep 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Fabulous Muscles (Mama Black Widow Version)

How do skinny, shy people get jacked? (and on finding a gym in DC) [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Membership Management and Joomla Community Builder

I've been asked to investigate Joomla Community Builder for use by a community circus I'm a part of to manage their membership. Based on their needs and abilities, is it worth using, or are we better off with other less complicated solutions? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 29, 2010 - 2 answers

How do membership discount cards work?

Looking at options to create a membership card for discounts at businesses, similar to a KCRW Fringe Benefits card. I haven't done this before so I'm not sure about which membership card manufacturers would be good to order from or about how the card technology itself works. Right now, getting the businesses and customers to cooperate is the easy part for me... I need to figure out how to make the card work and to be sure I can keep track of all member activity. Educate me please, if you can! Thank you! :)
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 2 answers

What interesting things in Brooklyn can you be a member of?

My best friend just moved to Brooklyn. Her birthday is coming up, and I'd like to give her a membership to some local institution that she could frequent. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts on Apr 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Whats a good way to keep track of members that visit our establishment?

Help me come up with an easy way to track members at the entrance to our "private club" [more inside]
posted by JakeTimberlake on Oct 16, 2009 - 12 answers

How to be a membership chair?

I have recently been appointed the 'membership chair' for a hobby-related organization of which I have been a member for some years. The club president and I have agreed that my duties will consist largely of:

* Contacting members who have lapsed and inviting them to rejoin

* Devising various means of recruiting new members

I have no experience in this sort of work. I could definitely use pointers, suggestions, and especially referrals to any articles or books that may be relevant.
posted by zainsubani on Aug 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Worth trying to change an organization from within?

An organization which I have belonged to for many years has taken a position which I find abhorrent. Should I withdraw my membership outright or, should I first try to get the organization to reconsider its position? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Aug 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Met net vs associate vs individual???

Can you explain the differences between the various Metropolitan Museum of Art memberships? In particular, if you have one, why did you pick that one and not another?
posted by smackfu on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Keepin the story straight

How can I host a member directory for a nonprofit, for free, online, that is password protected? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Recommend a Club Membership Database Application

I'm looking for suggestions for an open source, web based club membership database. I want to be able to store contact information and keep track of who has paid their membership fees and who hasn't. [more inside]
posted by cornflake on Jul 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Gold's Gym Lifetime Membership?

Has anyone heard of lifetime memberships at Gold's Gym? They don't list it on their website, and I can't find any reference to it online, but I thought I heard something about it recently (on TV?)... Ideally, I'd like to buy a membership that doesn't expire and allows me to use any Gold's Gym. I don't care if it is transferable. I would appreciate any information you might have on the matter.
posted by cdemay on Mar 12, 2009 - 4 answers

How to automatically track member renewal notices and payments?

I manage an organization with a few hundred members, each of which pays an annual membership fee. Is there a way to automate renewal notices and payments? [more inside]
posted by jcmilton on Mar 2, 2009 - 5 answers

They pay...but they never show up.

You manage a gym. How many of your members never, ever go? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

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