Looking for a Feature Rich Membership Management Software to Manage your Members?

Lynne Newbury - Business Management

For your organisation you may not need all of the bells and whistles that a software provider offers but the more that they align with your goals and visions the better. If you’re after a membership software solution upgrade, decide on what features are important and what needs to change from the old to the new. Are you after features that allow automation in reporting and invoicing? Do you want to easily manage your events? Or do you want your members to have more interaction with each online via collaboration hubs?  There are many factors that need considreation when determining which features are must have and nice to have.

If you are looking to streamline your administration management across the organisation it is best to choose a software solution that has as few as possible plug-ins or add-ons. This minimises lack of management through having multiple platform to check each day rather just have as many included features where you can do most of your management from one central CRM.

Valuable Feedback

If you are unsure on what your members would like to see improved, why not encourage them to participate in a survey where they provide their feedback and input on features they would like to see added or improved on. This way your members will feel valued and will welcome the changes with open arms.

Think for the Future

If you’re looking to be a leader in your industry look at forward thinking options that will make others in your industry listen. Responsive designs are a must this day and age as more and more people use their phones on the go. Conference apps are another good idea to increase engagement and participation.


Depending on your industry - classifieds are a great section of the website that allow members to sell and buy other member’s products. Jobs wanted and positions vacant are another great tool your members can use to advertise on a broader and more specific platform.

External Events

External events are another great opportunity for members to advertise their own events outside those of the organisations.  You could charge for these, or provide it as a free service.

These are just a few of the membership features you can have on your association member management website. Not only are they great tools for your member base but they can be additional revenue streams. This could also be another selling proposition for your organisation to encourage members to be a part of increasing their own branding.