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11/17/2020

Why the Bee Gees?

At the time of writing, I happened to be listening to a few Bee Gees tunes in my distance-running mix (don’t ask), and somehow made a few connections in the back of my mind.  It’s part humor, but part learning tool, and I hope you’ll bear with me.   So, let’s quit our Jive Talkin’ and begin our adventure in music and membership management…
 
10/16/2020

In the face of Covid 19, many associations have sustained significant disruption in revenue due to the cancellation of events (conferences, conventions, and training sessions). Many have made a transition to virtual events, and this has helped those organizations recover a portion of the cash flow.  

One additional possibility that associations might consider is the usage of Online Learning to provide a value-added service to members, and a new source of revenue for the organization. Here at MemberLeap, our product includes a Learning Management System that is designed to allow an association to offer online courses and to monetize them...

 

03/02/2020

National Old Stuff Day is observed annually on March 2nd and is all about getting rid of the old and trying something new. Today is a great day to considering upgrading from an Excel spreadsheet, Access database, or insufficient association management system to MemberLeap!

Out with the old... In with the new!
 
MemberLeap is an all-inclusive and flexible membership management solution for small, medium, and large organizations. Everything is built into this all-in-one association management system around a core database with tools for:
  • Member Management
  • Communication
  • Website Content Management
  • Event Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Donations
  • Fundraising
  • Education
  • Mobile Application
  • Web Hosting Services
All of its modules and their respective features are cloud-based to assist in efficiently managing their organization.
02/03/2020

February 3-7 is International Networking Day! 

One of the best ways to encourage engagement (whether networking internationally, nationally, regionally, or locally) and build a strong community is to encourage your members to communicate with one another via a message board. 

The message board (forum) is organized into boards and topics. The boards correspond to a category of conversation, and within each board are different topics relevant to that board (category). Once a topic is posted (typically a question), members can then start the discussion and reply to the question (or to other members' replies).

Our message boards offer an email list service, so members have the opportunity to opt-in/opt-out of various boards. If opted in to a given board, they will receive emails when new topics or responses are posted within that board.

PLEASE NOTE: We are excited to announce that will be updating our message board module soon. 
 
02/01/2020

February 1st is National Get Up Day!

So, get up and start looking for a new membership solution like MemberLeap that can help streamline your organization's day-to-day administrative processes.

Have you checked out all of MemberLeap's many features and their respective benefits yet? If not, today's the day.
 
01/30/2020

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Vieth Consulting/MemberLeap website. On some pages, individual members can enter member data, make requests, and register to receive materials or participate in events, and more. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information
  • (etc.)

On some pages, administrative level users can submit information about other people. For example, if you are editing your organization’s member data, you will need to submit the member's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • (etc.)
01/28/2020

January 28 is Data Security Day, and security is of great concern to us and to our clients. At Vieth Consulting/MemberLeap, we work very hard to ensure that your data is protected.

System Access

  • Password-Protected Members Area - the heart of MemberLeap is the members area. All updates to your data are done through the member's area. Access to the member's area is limited to users with a username and password. After several minutes of inactivity (90 minutes in most cases), a user's session is 'timed-out'. The user then has to log-in again.
  • Password Reset - in the event that a user loses their password, they have the ability to re-set it. This allows them to re-gain access, without sending a password in clear text via email.
  • Access Log - we keep a record of who logs in and when, recording the IP addresses of each user's access.
  • Change Log - in the critical parts of MemberLeap (members, events, billing), we also keep record-change-logs to track when a given piece of member/attendee/event information was changed.
  • User Permissions - MemberLeap has a highly flexible way to grant access to users:
    • Member-level: This is for general members. They have the ability to change their own information and view whatever information the association chooses to allow them to view.
    • Admin-level: Admins have full access to all areas of the system.
    • Custom: Member-level users can be granted specific permissions to specific areas, as designated by an admin user.
01/24/2020

January 24 is National Compliment Day, and we want to compliment our amazing clients!

We absolutely love our 600+ clients that have partnered with us and are using MemberLeap to help streamline their administrative day-to-day efficiency!

These clients have a combined total of more than 1.3 million members throughout eight countries using MemberLeap. 

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ️

We also love it when they compliment us back!
 
05/15/2019

One of the ways to prevent your organization’s staff from feeling burnout and potentially leaving is to give them the tools they need to help streamline their day-to-day administrative tasks… in other words, provide them with a powerful association management system like MemberLeap.

Rebecca Hawk suggests the following ways to re-energize your staff in her American Society of Association Executives article called ‘Four Ways to Re-engage Burned Out Staff:’
 

  • Increase transparency about workload
  • Give employees more control over their calendar
  • Practice the work-life balance you preach
  • Give consistent feedback
04/23/2019

In a recent article by Wes Trochlil of Effective Database Management, he points out that “Every organization should have some type of data management schedule”.  Mr. Trochlil inspired this post and we thank him for his inspiration and knowledge!

The staff at MemberLeap and Vieth Consulting (the parent company of MemberLeap and several other divisions of specialty products) try to adopt some of the same principles pointed out by Trochlil when we work with our clients and prospects and their data. Data integrity is very important, no matter how it is used. It is one of, if not, the most important asset an organization has in its arsenal.