With EcoChapter, it's easy for volunteer and non-profit organizations to manage their membership database.
We have developed an affordable and user-friendly management system that won't break your budget; our aim is to assist your organization in meeting its objectives.
The event and donation editor makes it possible to create and update events, volunteer activities, and donation campaigns in a snap.
This module is easy to use, so anyone in your organization can track events and donation campaigns easily as part of your group's overall strategy.
Events and member information integrate seamlessly.
Our ecoChapter website management is an easy way to manage your website content. Creating web pages and blog posts are easy and straight forward.
Great for creating audience engagement and a strong call to action.
Even if you've never used a content management system before, you'll be working like a pro in minutes.
The ecoChapter communications module makes it easy to communicate with members and potential members. The software allows for personalized messages based on individual user data.
Capturing email address from donors and event attendees makes email marketing easier. List can be downloaded and imported into a Mailchimp email campaigns or other marketing campaign platforms.
Do you sell products, online? Setting up your eCommerce shopping cart can be done in just a few minutes. Linking to affiliate products on Amazon, etc. is even easier.
The Report Module makes tracking your organization's important metrics easy. Members, donation, events, revenue, and more are just a click or two away.
We've made EcoChapter as easy as possible to operate but we recognize even the easiest things can be frightening if you've never used them before. That's why we have created easy to follow written directions and videos to help you every step of the way.
All of this will lead to an increase in member engagement.
If you are looking for an easy to use, membership management solution to build your member database and engage with your community, Contact us for a free, no obligation demo.
The story of ecoChapter began when I was working as a volunteer for a local Audubon chapter. I had been tasked with developing a website that could handle things like online membership signups. An event calendar and blogging capability so we could communicate with our members.
At that time the chapter was using paper membership sign-up forms, taking only checks and cash in person, and using a google calendar to post event. The chapter was losing revenue by not having an automated billing system.
I created a new Wordpress site with an event calendar and ticketing system that made it easy for folks see and sign-up for our events, online. A payment system that connected our bank account made it convenient to pay for membership and donations.
We realized that we were still having to enter our data into Excel spreadsheets manually, even though we had switched from using paper signup forms and google calendars.
Our next step was to purchase a subscription to a cloud-based customer relation management system (CRM). This system was great for creating donation campaigns and events, and some relevant reports, it wasn’t a great membership platform.
For one thing, getting basic information like how many active members do we have at any given time was difficult to extract. Event integrating events with our calendar was a difficult process. We had to come up with a better way.
In 2019 I was hired by a client do help develop his travel site where I met Lance Shepard. Lance and I quickly became friends and started working on other projects together.
Lance had been building data driven website since the 1990s. He understands data and how an all-volunteer non-profit like our Audubon chapter can use it to grow their organization.
So, we decided to look at some of the pain points and build a Membership platform that could handle most any small organization’s needs. A simple application that anyone can use without having to be overly tech savvy.
One of the major pain points the Audubon chapter had was lack of integration. We had to create an event or donation campaign, generate a button code and paste that into a 3rd party calendar plugin on one of those drag and drop websites.
We solved this by making the event/donation campaign editor fully integrated with the website. When an event or donation campaign is created it automatically shows on the built-in calendar. Event planning is much easier.
Another problem was managing membership. We were using a platform that wasn’t designed to manage a member database.
EcoChapter is specifically built around membership. Once a person becomes a member, they can manage their own profile and you can manage your member data.
Our biggest problem was getting the data we needed. Data like how many active members did we have at any given time. Data like how many people came to specific events or how many people came to events over a period.
We designed EcoChapter to give you the reports you need to analyze and use the data you collect to grow and continue growing into the future.
Making EcoChapter better is an ongoing process. We will always listen to you, our customers, take your feedback and strive to make EcoChapter the best Membership Management Software it can be.
~ Lance and Paul
For Organizations with a Max of 20 Members
If you're an organization that's just starting out or looking to transition to a new membership management platform, the Try Me Plan is the perfect solution for you. It offers all the necessary features to get you started and make your experience seamless. If you require additional features, we have other plans available for you to explore. Check them out!
For organizations with a Max of 100 Members
The Starter Plan is an ideal solution for small organizations seeking to manage membership, events, donations, and product sales all in one user-friendly application. With this plan, you can efficiently oversee your organization's growth and elevate it to the next level.
For organizations with a Max of 500 Members
The Level Up Plan is a small to medium-sized organization that is eager to expand its membership and revenue. Our feature-rich plan offers a multitude of benefits, including leveraging our events, donations, and product sales to exponentially increase your supporter base.
For organizations that have 501 members or more
Our Enterprise Plan is customizable to suit the needs of large or national organizations. Schedule a demo with us and we'll demonstrate how the EcoChapter Enterprise Plan can effectively manage your organization.