So you built it...now get them to come.
You spent time getting the member portal set with members and adding in meetings and events. You've got a good start on the website. It's time to let your club or group members in on the great tools too!
As with any change there with be those who embrace it, and those who are less enthusiastic. What we hear from clubs whose members embrace Portalbuzz is that it transforms the way the club operates, and that they could not imagine going back to how they ran the club before Portalbuzz. We have gathered some tips and best practices below that will help get members using Portalbuzz.
Communicate about the new tools available to them and how they can help the club. The more this is communicated the better!
Provide a link to the Getting Started Guide for Members
Encourage club members to log in to the Portal and explore
Ask members to log in and add a photo of their choice to their profile page
Encourage them to update their profiles
If you have the capability, at a meeting walk members through the site demonstrating the capabilities
Host a question and answer time regarding the portal at one of the meetings
At club meetings give a Portalbuzz tip of the week
Communicate with members through the portal and encourage them to use the portal for club communication
Teach your members to find the answers by using the red Help button at the top of every portal page
The more comfortable your members are with Portalbuzz, the more they will use it and the more effective they can be as members.
You know your members. Some people will want this much information; others will prefer just the basics.
If you have any questions about the website or portal, just let us know. We have a Pinterest board with examples of sites that other clubs have created using the tools, if you need ideas.