Bright Clients: Successful Membership Website Development

Technology Solution Positions Membership Organization for National Expansion

Posted by Monika Jansen on Jun 18, 2014 3:57:00 PM

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Webbright teamed up with Her Corner, a women-owned business networking group, to develop a feature-rich, user-friendly website to drive membership volume, attract sponsorship funding, and accelerate national expansion.

“As our client, Her Corner, begins its national expansion, they needed to add new membership levels, significantly increase membership offerings, and manage all of this easily from an online platform,” said Lamees Abourahma, President and Founder of Webbright. “From our perspective, the solution was obvious: develop and integrate the Wild Apricot software into their website, which will automate many membership processes and add a lot of member benefits.”

Developing a custom membership platform can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and endless hours when built from the ground up. “Our cloud software makes it affordable for small membership organizations to have a fully-functional website for a small monthly fee,” said Dmitry Buterin, Wild Apricot founder and Chief Apricot. “For organizations requiring additional consulting services, we recommend working with our service partners, like Webbright.”

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Frederique Irwin, Her Corner Founder and CEO, researched five different membership development vendors before deciding to work with Webbright. “Webbright has deep Wild Apricot experience that was well-communicated through their website,” said Irwin, “They helped us choose and setup the online payment system that allows us to process different one-time and recurring membership payments for multiple membership levels. In addition, Webbright worked with our website developer to seamlessly integrate our branded website with Wild Apricot functionality. The response has been overwhelmingly positive!”

Additional membership functionality that is expected to drive new members to Her Corner from across the country, which in turn brings sponsorship funding, include: 

  • Member-only offers from 3rd party vendors
  • A simple way for members to share special promotions and events
  • Scheduling service for 1-on-1 business consulting
  • A searchable, private member directory to allow members to connect
  • Private member sections including forums and resources

“I really grew to admire Frederique’s clear vision about her business and how attuned she is to her members and their needs,” said Abourahma. “It was an exciting challenge to take this vision and customize Wild Apricot enough to meet all of our client’s needs. We’re thrilled with the results we were able to achieve together.”

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