The Club Membership Software program is a simple software program to help club secretaries and anyone else who wants to keep an organized contact list.
Installation of the club membership software is straightforward: you download a zipped file, extract it to somewhere you’ll remember and then run the Setup program.
The club membership software program has been around in various forms since the 1990’s. If you have an earlier version (even if it’s a DOS one – some clubs use hand-me-down computers), there is a conversion routine that will convert your data into the latest format. There is also a conversion routine to import data from a range of other formats, so you shouldn’t need to re-type any existing data.
What does this Club Membership software do?
When you first run the program, you are given a list of options that you may want to set. These include missing out some of the data fields so that you are less likely to make errors when entering your member’s details. There are also options to set up most of the default program settings as well as renaming any data fields to be more meaningful.
Helpfully the club membership software capitalizes words for you, so if you’re not a proficient typist (or if you’re just a lazy typist), it will take care of capitalizing words. It will cope with Mc’s as well to an extent and if it guesses things wrong, you just overtype and it will remember. This kind of attention to detail is handy, especially as it’s likely that the program won’t be used as often as, say, your web browser.
You can list your club members from the report button.
This brings up a screen that allows you to narrow down your membership list by a variety of criteria as well as other things for the report orders.
Club Membership software shows all reports on screen in your standard web browser. This takes a little bit of getting used to at first but is actually quite sensible. Every computer nowadays has a web browser and this means that the program can make use of it for any printed reports. You could also take the files that the program outputs and place them straight onto your website, probably in a protected members area.
Club Membership software also allows you to bulk email your club’s members. You’ll need to find a few details to allow it to connect to your internet service provider – these are the same ones your email program uses.
If you’re thinking that this means the program could be used for bulk emailing purposes such as spamming, this isn’t likely as the software insists on other details being entered rather than just email addresses. And, anyway, spammers wouldn’t want to enter one email address at a time.
The program knows that most internet service providers nowadays place a limit on the number of emails you can send in any given time and allows you to place a delay between each message sent.
All in all, Club Membership software is an easy to use program that does exactly what it sets out to do. There is also the option of a 30 day trial so that you can check that it meets your exact needs.