With ClubExpress, there is no software to install. The ClubExpress platform works over the Internet using any Internet browser and personal computer. Your information is stored on our dedicated servers in a secure data center and can be accessed by authorized users from anywhere.
Clubs and associations sign up to ClubExpress online, using a special Signup Wizard. When you join, we create your account and a default website. We then take you to the website where you login to start defining your member database and the content of your site. You use the tools within ClubExpress itself to create your website, membership database, non-member contact list, member types, event calendar, document libraries, committees, member interests.
Once you go live, the website can be accessed in a number of ways:
- If you already have an Internet domain name, we will help you transfer it.
- If you don't have a domain name, we can help you get one.
- If you don't want a domain name, you can always access your website using a sub-domain (for example, MyClub.clubexpress.com)
As a club or association administrator, you customize the website using our powerful designers and configuration utilities. You specify the layout and color scheme of the site, as well as the logo, text and background to use in the header of each page. ClubExpress includes a number of built-in templates and themes, but we also support custom templates to replicate the look and feel of your current website. Additionally, you can configure your club's membership database, including the different member types, renewal and expiration schedules, committees, chapters, districts and regions, official contacts and other unique information.
With ClubExpress, everything is live, so you can see your updates immediately. And there is no need to come back to us for such basic tasks; all ClubExpress functions are menu- and dialog-box-driven, making it easy for even non-programmers to configure and personalize your website and database.
Using ClubExpress, you can maintain, track and organize all the details of your club, including new member signups, renewals, expirations, event registrations, donations and other transactions and payments.
As part of your setup, you will also send us your membership database and non-member contact lists to load automatically into your website for you. Once you have reviewed the data, ClubExpress then sends every member a welcome email, inviting them to check out the new website and to update their personal information in the database.
ClubExpress includes a merchant account for credit card processing. Funds collected through the website flow directly into your bank account. You also have the option of using your own merchant account.
With ClubExpress, there are no checks to write; our monthly fees are withdrawn directly from your organization's bank account, with detailed reports available online to track how these fees were calculated.