MemberClicks announces winners of Great Small-Staff iPad Giveaway (print)
ATLANTA - MARCH 24, 2010 - MemberClicks, the foremost membership software provider for small-staff associations, is proud to announce the winners of its Great Small-Staff iPad Giveaway.
"Each entry was thoughtful and intriguing, and we believe these four will provide excellent case studies on the potential impact of the iPad in the small-staff association community," President Thomas Howard said.
The following winners represent a variety of organization sizes, both in membership and staff.
The National Urban League Young Professionals is a volunteer auxiliary of the National Urban League with 7,000 members. President Barton J. Taylor wrote in great detail that the iPad will help "track meeting attendance, volunteer hours and fundraising amounts in real time and correct record errors," as well as "manage member benefits and potentially acquire new benefits by demonstrating to potential vendors how we interface with our members through MemberClicks."
Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology is a nonprofit organization with more than 500 members. "We have no full-time employees, and only two of us who are part-time consultants for the organization," President Gwen Acton wrote. Her entry explained how the iPad would "save time and change our registration process at our monthly events," and "could also be a powerful recruiting tool."
The Association of Test Publishers is a member-run trade association that represents more than 125 providers of tests and assessment tools and is run on a staff of two. Lauren Scheib's entry included how the organization is "looking forward to continuing to streamline our member communications, our conference planning, our public relations efforts, our board communications - all through the use of enhanced technology."
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association is a small-staff professional organization with more than 1,200 members. Ashley Crist's entry included, "we'd like to be able to conduct a MemberClicks training session during which an iPad would be passed among the attendees." Additionally, "shifting from paper to electronic registration check-in (at our annual conference) would be less confusing and time-consuming."
"This is just the beginning," Howard added. "By following each organization's journey with the iPad to explore its uses will benefit the entire small-staff organization community and help us all learn how the iPad will affect associations."
The winners will be notified and then will be regularly featured on MemberClicks' Splash blog, which explores small-staff association management issues. Groups all over the world will be able to learn about the winners' ongoing iPad experiences and how they can implement the device into their own operations.
All runners-up in MemberClicks' Great Small-Staff iPad Giveaway will receive an Amazon gift card.
ABOUT MEMBERCLICKS - MemberClicks provides refreshing technology solutions to small-staff membership organizations. From public and members-only websites to online membership management and event registration, MemberClicks empowers organizations to save time and sanity. Founded in 1998, MemberClicks works with more than 1,500 organizations throughout North America. For more information, visit www.memberclicks.com or call 1-800-914-2441.