StarChapter is an online association management software for local or national, professional and trade associations. This member-friendly and secure software system offers membership management, online event registration, email communication and website content management. It’s easy to use and, since it’s cloud-based, it’s quick to be up and running.
With StarChapter, it's simple to plan events and manage a chapter, while helping management and members alike accomplish more in less time. Using StarChapter, chapter administrators can set up meetings or event information prior to the event, email invitations, or post announcements. Guests can then register or purchase tickets through the website. StarChapter tracks attendance, revenue, member counts, and automatically sends receipts during or after the event.
Member information is always kept updated in StarChapter, and can be organized into different groups based on type, business, committee, and more. The software records attendance and dues, so the board knows when members are behind. The software even keeps information on file for prospective members.
StarChapter delivers important features for staying in touch with members. Contact lists are readily available for sending out newsletters, event invites, welcome emails, and more. The online association survey tool allows users to create professional-looking surveys directly through the system.
StarChapter saves time and helps local chapters increase retention. It is available in 4 plans, for small and large chapters. Even chapters with under a 100 members can sign up to StarChapter Lite with no contract or setup fee.
Beverley from International Society of Performance Improvement, Atlanta Chapter
They have been efficient and pleasant to work with - they are very customer-service oriented.
I have just completed implementation, so I do not have anything least to say about the product or vendor. What I can say is so far, so very good.
Talk to people who are using it and make sure they like the features, functionality, and most of all the usability and user-friendliness of the front-end and back-end.
Shelli from BOMA Utah
It's fairly easy and for a one woman show, easy is a necessity. StarChapter is very responsive to any issue I have.
Unfortunately, the system doesn't do everything I need, but it should be able to do more than what it does. I am told the developers will be made aware of my upgrade/change issues, but never hear back as to the status. I wish StarChapter would have hands-on classes at their facility so we can work directly with staff instead of sending in requests, watching video's which sometimes answers my questions.
StarChapter, for the most part is a great platform. The staff is wonderful to work with and very responsive. Definitely dive into the system and find out if it'll work for you. StarChapter works for me, it has it's issues and is limited, but haven't found that perfect platform yet. Star Chapter is about as close to what I need as I have found.
Josh from Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society
It integrates almost all of our needs into one convenient platform.
The self-help tools and videos are very good, enabling us to get up to speed very quickly
Service tickets are answered promptly
The capability to develop nonmember mailing lists and target specific groups, especially meeting attendees, has been fantastic!
Some of the website features don't meet our expectations. For instance, we have some articles posted that our members would like to print, but attempts to print them yield very poorly formatted documents. Requests for help are answered quickly, but we do often encounter situations where requests must be referred to the developer team.
We used to use Eventbrite, and we loved that it only sent us one bill per event after the event was over. If someone cancelled a week ahead of time, we'd simply delete the registration without having to mess with financials. With StarChapter and its payment partner, each ticket transaction is separate, and refunds or changes are troublesome.
Visit customer sites and compare features. When we were comparing options, no other vendor provided the breadth of services we needed for such a low cost. All others who met our needs were much more expensive.