BlogWebsite & Technology 25 Solid Membership Website Examples & How to Create Your Own Website & Technology 25 Solid Membership Website Examples & How to Create Your Own Author: Terry Ibele August 9, 2019 Contents 🕑 5 min read Want to see how other membership organizations have set up their websites? Or have a few questions regarding whether creating a membership website is feasible for you? Here are 25 solid examples of membership websites from all sorts of different organizations. I’ve sorted this list into three categories with instructions on how to create your own membership website at the end: What is a Membership Website? How Much Does a Membership Website Cost? How do I Create a Membership Website? Club Membership Websites Association Membership Websites Nonprofit Membership Websites How to Set Up Your Own Membership Website in 3 Easy Steps When exploring these membership site examples, make sure to look out for things such as: Mobile responsiveness (all these sites display and function perfectly on any mobile device) Different membership levels and online payments Join us and Donate pages Event calendars and online event registration Membership directories News sections Social media integration (Facebook and Twitter feeds) Slideshows of members and events Member-only pages Disclaimer: all the sites in this list were created with the WildApricot membership website builder. You can start a free trial of WildApricot here, or even use WildApricot for free. For more information, here’s how you can set up a membership website in under a minute: Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Membership Site What is a Membership Website? In its simplest form, a membership website is a gated site that includes members-only content. They’re used by nonprofits, clubs, associations and even businesses to “gate” content that only members have access to in order to provide additional value. These members can be free, paid, or operate on a tiered system that offers different levels of membership for different values. How Much Does a Membership Website Cost? The set-up cost for membership websites varies depending on the provider you use. We’ve compared the costs for the most popular website builders, including all the features membership organizations would need, in this post, as well as the 10 best membership WordPress plugins, in case you decide to create it through WordPress. How do I Create a Membership Website? If you want to create a membership website, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before getting started. Who is your audience? If you’re creating a website for an existing club or business, you’re all set. If, however, you’re coming up with a whole new idea… the process will be a little more time-consuming. What kind of content will you be creating? If you’re offering online courses, the process is a little more complex than if you simply want to create a members-only community. What kind of memberships will you offer? Free? Paid? Both? And how long will they be for? What platform will you be using? Creating a website may actually be the simplest part of the project — especially if you’re using a membership website builder, which have membership capabilities like members-only pages and forums built in. The examples I’ve featured in this post Now, on to the examples! Club Membership Website Examples Club membership websites typically have lots of large pictures of members enjoying club activities. They also have a large focus around events, lessons, and club rules. In this list I’ve included a number of golf, boat, swim and other types of clubs to give you a feel for how clubs are setting up their membership websites. 1) Pacific Group Golf 2) Old Dominion Boat Club 3) Bicycling in Greensboro 4) Propeller Club Port Norfolk 5) The Hunting Hills Swim Club 6) Comox Valley Tennis Club 7) Bentley Owners Club Singapore 8) Nassau Swim Club Association Membership Website Examples Association websites focus more on creating networking opportunities and educational resources for industry professionals. They do this through networking events, member directories, and member-only resources like courses and reports. 9) ATV Association of Nova Scotia 10) Washington State Massage Therapy Association 11) US Naval Academy Alumni Association 12) Twin Cities American Guild of Organists 13) Southern Nursery Association 14) Geneva Amateur Operatic Society 15) Association of Professional Humane Educators 16) Australian Association of Graduate Employers 17) Society of Western Canadian Artists 18) Wyland Children & Parents Association Nonprofit Membership Website Examples Nonprofit membership websites typically focus around a cause, with the organization’s mission right on the home page. Other types of membership websites, like chambers of commerce, focus on promoting the organization’s services and connecting like-minded individuals. 19) Connecting For Kids 20) Sustainable Tallahassee 21) SOMA Chamber of Commerce 22) Arkansas Wildlife Federation 23) Single Parent Provision 24) Southern Business Women’s Network 25) New Choir How to Setup Your Own Membership Website in 3 Easy Steps All the membership websites in this list were made using WildApricot’s membership website builder. WildApricot is the #1 membership management software on the market used by over 20,000 organizations worldwide, and stacks up against traditional website builders. You can also embed WildApricot features like member application forms and event calendars into websites built using other website builders. “WildApricot saves me over 15 hours a week! It’s given our organization a professional membership service, includes an easy-to-use website and I love how it automatically charges our members’ credit cards for their renewals.” – Rick Watson, President, Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge If you’re looking to setup a membership website yourself, it’s easy to give WildApricot a try. Here’s how: 1) Start a Free Trial of WildApricot: click here. 2) Select a website template from one of the professionally designed options: 3) Edit the template using the easy drag-and-drop builder to fit your organization’s needs: That’s really all there is to it. Once you start your trial, WildApricot will also give you a robust membership database that’s easy to search and filter. Plus you can set up automated payments for membership and events, and choose from a number of email and newsletter templates to communicate with your members. Best of luck creating your membership website! 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