Posted by Matt Harrell on July 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
The next M2LIVE webinar will feature Justin Wise; we will be discussing how the Web is flattening the Church. Or how Web and social media technology is changing how the church does business. Join us online July 29th at 11:30 a.m. (EDT).
Justin Wise is a pastor, blogger, and speaker from West Des Moines, IA. He enjoys blending culture, faith and technology in a relevant way. Justin is on staff at Lutheran Church of Hope, and is senior editor of BeDeviant.com.
A FREE webinar, the M2LIVE webinar features insight from many of today’s brightest church web evangelists. While presenters have opportunity to share their message, the format allows you ample time to ask questions and engage the presenter. To access the webinar, visit http://www.M2LIVE.org/live on July 29th at 11:30 a.m. (EDT). Each webinar will last about 45 minutes.
M2LIVE is a grassroots effort allowing believers of all backgrounds to come together to celebrate Christ, while sharing and learning from one another. A series of web-based and live hands-on workshops, M2LIVE is designed for church leaders and volunteers interested in enhancing their ministry using the latest in web and social media technology. Learn more at http://www.M2LIVE.org.
Posted by Matt Harrell on May 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
The name may be a bit different, but the intent is still the same – to grow the Kingdom by embracing new media. M2LIVE.org (formerly Ministry 2.0) will host its next webinar on May 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. (EDT); featuring LifeChurch.tv’s online community pastor, Tony Steward. Tony will be discussing social media and answering the fundamental question … is it worth it?
If you joined us last month, where John Saddington of the 8bit Network was our featured guest, you know that the inaugural M2LIVE webinar was a big success. The FREE webinar series features insight from many of today’s brightest church web evangelists. While presenters will have opportunity to share their message, the format will allow you ample time to ask questions and engage the presenter. To access the webinar, visithttp://www.m2live.org/live/ on May 13th at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). Each webinar will last about 45 minutes.
M2LIVE.org is a grassroots effort allowing believers of all backgrounds to come together to celebrate Christ, while sharing and learning from one another. A series of web-based and live hands-on workshops, M2LIVE is designed for church leaders and volunteers interested in enhancing their ministry using the latest in web and social media technology. Learn more at http://www.M2LIVE.org.
Posted by Matt Harrell on January 26th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
One of the most important aspects of launching a new technology initiative is to consider how easy it is to get started. This is especially important for software platforms that involve many people. We understand that your decision to adopt an organization wide communication tool like MemberHub will affect you, your staff, group leaders and members. It’s important to have a plan and we are here to help you get started.
We are now holding weekly “Getting Started with MemberHub” webinars. These 30 minutes overviews are designed for organizations that have recently started a trial or for those that are considering the advantages of using a group communication tool and would like to learn more about our product.
It may be FREE, but it will be well worth your time. Signup for one now!
Posted by Matt Harrell on December 21st, 2009 | 3 Comments »
A huge spiritual leader in my life once said that “Gratitude always bring you back.” At the time I remember thinking “wow, that’s deep, but not really deep”. I sort of dismissed it and didn’t spend much time thinking about it. But today I found out exactly what he meant.
Today I dropped my car off a local mechanic, here in Raleigh. I’ve been to these guys three times before as we’ve gotten our Subaru Outback serviced there. Each time I’ve been impressed with their genuine kindness, timely service and what appeared to be, very honest work on my car. When I arrived today, to walk in I was greeted by this sign.
I was blown away. It’s so simple, so humble, so typical…but SO amazing. It was gratitude. And I’ll be coming back to get my car serviced with great excitement and loyalty.
In the same spirit that this simple sign was made, we want to say thank you to our readers, users community. Thanks for helping MemberHub be what it has become today!
By the way have you done this for your members, customers, or patrons? It doesn’t have to be expensive, timely or difficult. Maybe just a pen a big piece of paper will do!
Posted by Matt Harrell on November 13th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
The winner of our Who Wants $390 for Their Member Organization contest is @PMBoulevard. We have reached out to that organization have learned about a really special nonprofit organization in our nation’s capital called Capitol Letters Writing Center.
There are more details coming soon, but we wanted to give all those that followed along an update.
Thanks to all that participated in our promotion and thank you most of all to Southern Capitol Ventures and Tech Journal South for choosing MemberHub as a one of the Demo Showcase companies for this year’s Internet Summit. It was a real honor and a very beneficial 2 days for our company.
Posted by Matt Harrell on September 16th, 2009 | No Comments »
We had a very positive response to a recent change that was made to the hub Discussions feature a few weeks back. You can now send a copy to yourself when you create a new message in your hubs. Likewise, sending an email to the hub mailing list will also send you an “echo” email or a copy of the message.
This is nice because the sender is assured that their message was successfully delivered. In response to the positive feedback we’ve received, we took this concept a step further.
Now when you create a new hub Announcement, you can choose to send a copy to yourself. This is especially important for those urgent announcement that you want to be 100% sure get delivered. Now, hub admins can test our SMS feature and see for yourself that text messages are being sent!
In addition to the hub Announcements changes, the originator of a new calendar event, existing calendar event, file upload, photo upload or Whiteboard creation will be included in the notification email that is sent out to the hub.
Event the smallest changes can go a long way towards enhancing your group communications.
As always we encourage you to leave a comment and use our Feedback & Support widget when logged into MemberHub.com to engage the MemberHub team.
Posted by Matt Harrell on August 28th, 2009 | No Comments »
We’ve been listening to you and have made some important improvements at MemberHub.com. We do appreciate everyone’s feedback. It only helps us improve MemberHub.com for all users.
- When you create a new hub under an organization form the Hubs tab, you will now be given the option of simultaneously making yourself a member of the hub or an administrator for the hub.
- There was a little confusion over links at the top of each screen. The ‘Calendar’ link is now labeled ‘Your Calendar’ and the ‘Family’ link is now labeled ‘Your Family’.
- In the Hub Settings tabs, we discovered that after making edits, users could inadvertently navigate away from the page without clicking the [Save Changes] button. MemberHub.com will now prompt you with a popup when you navigate away from the page after making any changes.
- The Five Day Calendar on Your Dashboard calendar now uses the Calendar Preferences set on Your Calendar.
- We have made it easier for you to get the help you need and provide feedback. There is now a link on the far right near the top of every page in the MemberHub.com application that reads “Help & Support”. Clicking on that button will launch this form:
- We have administrators that want members be able to see each other’s email address in member profiles. There is now a checkbox on the “Profiles” tab in “Hub Settings” that is labeled “E-mail Address”. By checking this box, when your members view the profiles of other members in your organization, they will see the members email address. This box is checked by default.
- If one of your members has an email address that is undeliverable all discussions and announcements that are sent to that member ‘bounce’ back to MemberHub.com. We now forward those emails on to administrators so that you may take action to contact your member and have them enter a proper email address in their profile.
Thanks again and please, we encourage you to use the new Help & Support button on the right-hand side. As the button suggests, you can get help and share with us suggestions or how much you think we rock!
Posted by Matt Harrell on June 10th, 2009 | No Comments »
Scott Blitstein from Web Worker Daily posted an excellent review of MemberHub back in April. It was a generous write-up and one that really helped bring some exposure to our product. Just yesterday Scott posted a follow up article in response to our new features (Photo Albums and Whiteboards) and subscription model.
In his post, Scott mentions the speed at which web applications are able to develop and launch new features. This is true. In response, I’d like to bring attention to how fast Web Worker Daily is! Within a week of contacting Scott to point him to our new new features, this follow-up post was launched. That’s a fast turn around that only a digital publication such as Web Worker Daily could accomplish.
I’ve grown to really appreciate Web Worker Daily and the content they put out. Yes, because they covered MemberHub, but mainly becuase day in, day out, they pump out reviews and thoughts on new technology and announcments that I would otherwise let slip right by me.
So thanks to all the folks Web Worker Daily…you guys rock!
Posted by Matt Harrell on May 21st, 2009 | No Comments »
Many of you know @milleemassey. For those of you that follow her on Twitter, you’re already well aware of her knack for sorting through 100′s of tweets and finding those nuggets of goodness that deserve to be passed on and retweeted. For MemberHub customers you may just know her as the friendly account representative that answers all your questions.
- “Tinker will show you relevant real-time convos. from social media sources like Facebook and Twitter” Heard of it? http://www.tinker.com/
- ‘As Seen on TV’: Marketing Ideas Gleaned from Infomercials – http://bit.ly/cRImL
- The Next Generation and Changing Suburban Schools: http://bit.ly/10gl2q
- RT @brandonacox: Why Content and Social Media are a Powerful Match http://ff.im/-2Vk3S
- Speaking and Presenting- Your Next Actions: http://bit.ly/WXJBo // you presenting any time soon? great advice here!
- “… churches are beginning to feel the recession’s squeeze on the offering dollars that people place in the plate.” http://bit.ly/UP34o
- DOG sized or GOD sized Faith? http://bit.ly/144C6t – Love it!!
- Patience and Prayer: “What are you struggling to “take one step at a time” …?” So true…can be applied to life! http://bit.ly/F6AkS
- RT @human3rror: Just Read : Keep it Simple Stupid (and Obvious) : http://churchcrunch.com/?p=… //
- Churches, Nonprofits & Associations – How many communication tools are you using? http://blog.memberhub.com/
- What Not to Do in Connection Card Ministry: http://bit.ly/18rbj4
- Two halves of the value fraction // http://bit.ly/38vbw
- “how often do you repeat your vision to people within your organization?” http://bit.ly/LgLFF
- Is Voicemail Dead? http://bit.ly/18O7gB // Do you agree?
- A29 Bootcamp Sessions: Influence: Multiplying Leaders on Mission for the Gospel // http://bit.ly/Jn2Fw
- Interesting: Coast Guard Commandant Hearts Social Media // http://bit.ly/RfDzG
- “Cool is No Longer Cool” – http://bit.ly/jeUtE – “The American Church is not lacking for “cool” pastors”….
- RT @ifeelgod: Influence: Connecting with People | GiANT Impact http://ff.im/-2OVKk
- “Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.” (via@mikehanes)
- RT @human3rror: Just Read : The ‘Pastor’ Effect in Social Media : http://churchcrunch.com/?p=… //
- My Church Manifesto … cultural shift in the church? http://bit.ly/J9MUi – good stuff, thoughts?