Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped many organizations choose the right online membership software so they can collect dues online and easily communicate with members.

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EveryAction

EveryAction is a cloud-based fundraising solution for nonprofits of all sizes. Key features include online donations, event management, pledge tracking and compliance reporting. It helps advocacy associations interact with their prospects... Read more

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MemberLeap

MemberLeap by Vieth Consulting is a cloud-based association management system built to support the needs of associations, nonprofits, clubs, churches and other member-based organizations. Suitable for any size organization, this system... Read more

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GrowthZone

GrowthZone, formerly MemberZone, is an online platform designed to help non-profits manage their members, fundraising, marketing, donors and volunteers.  An online application form facilitates member signup, and the data from that... Read more

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EventBank

EventBank is a cloud-based engagement management platform for various types of organizations. EventBank integrates event management, membership management, customer relationship management (CRM), email marketing, payment processing... Read more

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Blackbaud Church Management

Drive vitality and care for your church with an easy-to-use, customizable solution for churches of all sizes. Deliver a connected church through one holistic system that connects your staff, volunteers, and congregants. Use software... Read more

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Donor Engine

Donor Engine is a comprehensive nonprofit software solution that can be configured to meet a wide variety of nonprofit organizational needs with the goal of creating a single database for all data and providing a 360-degree view of... Read more

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iMIS

iMIS is a cloud-based solution for nonprofit, association, union and membership management. It offers a wide range of optional features including CRM, membership, fundraising, online payments, website management, email marketing, events,... Read more

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memberplanet

Memberplanet is a nonprofit management software designed for both small and growing organizations. The system is applicable for use by arts and cultural organizations, associations, international and national groups and philanthropic... Read more

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MemberNova

MemberNova is a configurable cloud-based software platform designed to help non-profits and associations monitor member engagement, manage membership experience and track growth through task automation and communication tools. MemberNova’s... Read more

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Novi AMS

Novi AMS is a cloud-based association management system that helps trade and hybrid organizations of all sizes with dues automation, accounting and event registration. Its key features include member detail maintenance, email marketing,... Read more

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YourMembership.com

YourMembership.com is an integrated suite of online membership management applications used by associations and other member organizations to engage members, track financial data and support administrative processes. The platform... Read more

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Fonteva for Associations

Fonteva For Associations is an association management solution built on the Salesforce platform. This system captures and tracks all member data on a single screen to for association managers. Its core applications include accounting,... Read more

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SilkStart

SilkStart is an integrated suite of association management tools created for small to midsize associations, as well as multi-chapter associations. SilkStart serves the needs of multi-chapter organizations through a connected backend... Read more

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Boardable

Boardable is a cloud-based membership management solution for small to midsize nonprofit organizations. Key features include collaboration, document management, scheduling and member input. Boardable enables users to customize team... Read more

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Agilon's ONE

Designed to equip nonprofits with cloud technology to manage their organization, Agilon’s ONE donor management and customer relationship management (CRM) system offers best-of-breed solutions for fundraising, donor management and... Read more

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Raklet

Raklet is a cloud-based club and event management solution that provides an integrated workflow for maintaining a contact database, collecting payments, organizing events and automating email and SMS communication. Raklet enhances... Read more

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Member365

Member365 is a cloud-based nonprofit solution for member-based organizations. Features offered within the platform include membership management, automated membership renewal, a member portal, event planning, email marketing, fundraising... Read more

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Personify360

Personify360 is a cloud-based association management solution that offers operational support to large businesses. It features a number of integrations through third-party service and solution providers like Conduent, CQ Roll Call,... Read more

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VeryConnect

VeryConnect is a cloud-based membership management solution that provides services such as member data collection, subscription and payment management, email campaigns and event creation. It is suitable for membership organizations... Read more

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MOHID

MOHID’s suite of fundraising and donor management tools is developed for mosques and other Islamic member-based organizations. Key features include fundraising, accounting, membership, donation and events management. The solution... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 21, 2019

Online membership software helps associations, clubs and other groups collaborate, communicate, register for events, process payments and more. It’s a must-have tool for any organization serious about engaging members, as well as tracking their participation and other interactions.

With dozens of great online membership systems on the market, it can be tough to figure out which one is right for your organization. So, we put together this guide to help.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Online Membership Management Software?
Common Functionality of Online Membership Management Software
How Online Membership Software Is Priced
Types of Software Buyers
Potential Benefits and Drawbacks

What Is Online Membership Management Software?

Online membership software is the same as any other type of membership software—only it is exclusively deployed online and accessed via a Web browser.

The functionality offered in this software ranges from simple to complex. Basic systems serve mainly as a membership database that tracks contact details, dues, renewal dates and payment history. More advanced capabilities include modules for managing continuing education programs, publications, certifications and more.

Common Functionality of Online Membership Management Software

At a minimum, an online membership system will include the following:

Membership database Stores all records in a single location. Some systems include a self-service portal, which lets members log in, view and update their own records.
Dues and renewals tracking Set membership and pricing levels, as well as generate renewal reminders. Most systems also accept and process credit card and other types of payments.
Communication capabilities Enables staff and members to send messages to all members, specific groups or individual members. Administrators can create lists, then customize email, text and other communications to people on that list.
Reporting tools Filter, sort and export member data for insights on program success and member satisfaction.

Dues management interface in StarChapter

How Online Membership Software Is Priced

The majority of online membership products come with subscription-based pricing. Under this pricing model, users pay a relatively low monthly or annual fee to use the software and receive upgrades and support. Some vendors also charge a one-time setup fee to configure the system and migrate critical data.

It is less common to find online software that has perpetual license pricing. Perpetual licenses require a large, one-time fee up front, which allows a buyer to use the software indefinitely. Support, maintenance and upgrade fees are rarely included, however, and must be renewed.

Furthermore, price levels are often determined by the number of records stored in the system. For example, an organization with 50 records is charged the lowest fee, while an organization with 5,000 records is charged the highest.

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