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Welcome back to our How to Build a Community four-part series, I'm going to take you through how to build a community your members will be proud to belong to.
So you want to build a member community—a members-only space for your constituents to really discuss what keeps them up at night. You want your community to be well-known, serve as a member benefit, and provide a shared space where experts and amateurs alike discuss industry or professional issues and ask questions of their peers. The best parts: your community pretty much runs itself, members are self-policing (no trolls allowed), content is user-generated, you have a keen eye on what your members think about your offerings and services, and you can increase member engagement all the while. Great, why doesn't every association do this? Because it's hard! In this four part series, I'm going to take you through how to build a community your members will be proud to belong to.
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The Aptify online community has experienced some big changes over the past several months, from moving our digital presence over to AssociationSuccess.org to the recent announcement of Aptify Connect, the new name of our community site. For those reading this who have yet to join the Aptify Community, feel free to head over to AssociationSuccess.org and sign up to be part of a greater association community, where you can discuss industry challenges and solutions with a wide variety of your peers. For our valued community members who want to dive right in to Aptify Connect, we've created a five-step quick guide to help you get the most out of your online community.
It's no secret that the online shopping landscape has drastically changed over the last few years. With major players such as Apple, Amazon Marketplace, Fiverr, and Etsy defining modern e-commerce,
Are you looking for ways to learn more about the Aptify product? Would you like to collaborate more with your peers, Aptify experts, and association thought leaders? The Aptify Users Community has endless opportunites for you. Here's a quick guide to get you up and running in the online community right away.
The American Rental Association is an international trade association for owners of equipment rental operations and manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment. Headquartered in Moline, Illinois, and comprised of an additional 35 active state associations, ARA’s member-base of over 9,400 rental operations and 1,000 manufacturers is dispersed largely throughout the Americas. Because of this widespread client base, ARA often found it difficult to relay a single message and effectively communicate with its staff and members. To streamline this communication, ARA found a way to notify email senders of the status of their emails, ultimately easing the process of email delivery. "One of the reasons ARA decided to go with Aptify as an AMS partner back in 2006 was because of the configurabililty of the system. We liked that virtually everything could be customized to fit our needs and found that staff were very responsive and beyond helpful," recalls ARA's .NET Developer, Adam Stemper.