GMS Software provides four key areas
of communication. You can communicate with potential
members, communicate directly with members,
enable members to communicate with each other,
and utilize other external forms of communication
to advertise your group.
GMS Software provides
an extensive marketing section for you to reach potential members.
- Unique content:
When people arrive at your site, they view an expansive non-logged
in version of the site. You provide your own content to discuss your
organization, your goals, and your benefits, not some boilerplate text.
And you can update this material can as desired.
- Customized graphics: We can include
static pictures of your group and even a personalized
- Real calendar: They can view your
current event calendar, not just some static sample calendar. The calendar
shows a subset of your event information in order to pique the interests
of your potential members without enabling them to attend without joining.
- Testimonials: GMS
Software provides a page for you to include testimonials about
- FAQ: Answer the most commonly asked
questions about your group in a document that you maintain.
GMS Software enables you to communicate directly
with your members through several means.
- Send emails: You can email every
member at once, every member who signed up for a particular event or
specified a particular interest, or just one member.
- Send messages: The GMS
Software has its own messaging software so you can send internal
messages to any member. The members can access the message once they
- Feedback: Both members and potential
members have the opportunity to contact you using the internal messaging
software. You receive the feedback in an email.
The heart of a group is the bond between the members. The GMS
Software fosters the building and maintaining of these bonds.
- Profiles: Members can put up a
profile (including a picture) about themselves. It's a great way to
learn who is in the club and more about people you have met. Members
can include their email or favorite links in their profiles in order
to facilitate contact outside of the GMS Software.
- Internal messaging:
Members can send internal messages to each other.
In addition to email, you can keep members and non-members posted on what
you are doing, what you've done, and advertise your group through several
- Photos: You can link to a photo
site to post pictures of events. The photos are available to members
- Electronic Newsletter: Both members
and non-members can sign up on your site to receive electronic newsletters
that you create and send whenever you like.
- Club Gear: Advertise your site
by offering club gear. Once you set up an account with Café
Press (or any other company) to provide gear that has your logo,
both members and non-members can link to it from your group's site.
- Links: Add a list of clickable
links that both members and non-members can view. This is a great way
to promote the venues you attend or the people or companies who sponsor
* There may be some additional cost.