MemberPlanet AMS Software Review For Associations
Updated: May 20, 2019
Isn't it time to obtain an Association Management Software, AMS, which is simplified yet robust enough to meet the membership management needs of your Association? If so, the team at Memberplanet® believe that they have the best membership CRM for your association and group needs.
MemberPlanet AMS Software Review
We are excited to share this quick look at Memberplanet®, a nonprofit Association Management Software for associations and groups. Despite evaluating hundreds of AMS software options over the years in a similar manner, it's always fun to find new software platforms who are committed to improving and offering a different approach to address a challenge like Memberplanet®.
For those interested in learning more about Memberplanet® beyond this summary, we are available to share with you are thoughts about this unique membership software and how it fits into the larger membership software market today.
Suffice it to say, we have curated, interviewed, and prepared more detailed information for executives employed in the not for profit association industry to set up a time to discuss at length.
Our agnostic insights and software reviews are designed for those who would like fair and balanced insights into the capabilities of this AMS software for Associations, Nonprofits, Schools, Booster Clubs, Fraternal Organizations, PTA's, Faith Based, & Educational Foundations.
We have interviewed the Memberplanet executive team, reviewed the solution, curated insights from the vendors team members, read through various website pages and read multiple peer to peer reviews. This summary is a culmination of those insights. That said, this should not be your only source of the truth!
Introduction to MemberPlanet AMS Software:
Memberplanet, MP, is a web-based group management system that provides leaders of organizations with online tools to manage membership, streamline communication, and increase fundraising and event participation.
The goal of the solution is to allow members of nonprofits such as Associations, booster clubs, schools, businesses, and churches enjoy easy access to a suite of online tools including registration forms, event and donation sites, text messaging, email, mobile app for administrators and members, surveys, and more.
Memberplanet is trusted by over 25,000 organizations and over 7 Million members benefit from having a single spot to stay connected with their groups via mobile or desktop. Established in 2011, memberplanet is part of the functional network that includes GreekBill Inc. And, per LinkedIN, employs an estimated 30 employees.
For a quick introduction and overview, may find value in reviewing a short video introduction from them prepared in 2017.
Purpose Statement from Memberplanet AMS:
The overriding purpose of Memberplanet is to help manage your membership.
It is designed to make it easy to join a group, track activity, view reporting, and automate renewals all in one spot – so you can spend less time on admin tasks and more time growing your group.
The key value propositions which Memberplanet strives to achieve are allowing organizations to engage their supporters & grow their groups.
The Key Software Functions of Memberplanet:
Whether you are an association or chapter group, the systems features are designed to help manage, engage, and grow your group, all in one place. MemberPlanet provides dynamic solutions, including powerful API integrations, to create a seamless experience for your organization.
The system includes the following attributes:
CRM record management capabilities
Website Management (Full Content Management Solution)
Complete Membership Management (organizational and individual)
Online Event Registration (ticketing included)
Powerful Group Management
Communication management including built-in E-Marketing with Smartlist segmentation to generate targeted distribution lists using member activity such as donor levels, membership levels, and RSVPs using status data on the system.
Fundraising (Peer to Peer & Online Donation Pages)
Reports and Query capabilities
Brief Demo Overview of Memberplanet
Where Does Memberplanet AMS Fit?
This AMS is best fitted in a small group focused nonprofit or association. As a result of it's cloud-based association management software (AMS) technology architecture, however, it is poised to scale higher with additional features planned in the near future.
Those organizations who will likely find value in exploring this AMS contain some of the following traits and qualities:
Small trade associations with both Individual and organization membership requirements. MP possesses strong attributes here. You may find value in Inquiring about their member circles capabilities.
Groups, chapters, fraternal organizations and associations who want to manage their needs within one primary AMS solution as the core IT solution.
Nonprofits who require core functions of an AMS, Association Management Software, such as billing, events, member management, self-service, and e-Commerce etc.
Foundations which have peer to peer fundraising needs and donor campaign management.
Associations who demand an events module that allows for great flexibility for scenarios such as ticketing.
Groups that require sophisticated dues management abilities. Collect one-time or recurring payments for memberships. New members can pay for membership dues, purchase merchandise, and make additional donations at the time they join.
Those nonprofits which seek an easy to use content management system with Front-end website editing to manage their entire website.
501(C)6 organizations who see value in finding a support partner not simply software.
Association Nonprofits who want an affordable platform.
How Much Does MemberPlanet AMS Membership Software Cost?
Certainly, this is one of the top questions for all nonprofits to inquire about, right? But, like many software systems it's not always so simple to answer. While we will provide a brief outline of the philosophy of their pricing model here. It is important to note that pricing is not etched in stone.
So, as of 2nd quarter 2018, we know this much right now about MemberPlanet pricing:
Memberplanet is “cloud-based". It has a SaaS (Software As A Service) license model, in which the software is licensed on a subscription basis, centrally hosted, maintained, & updated by the vendor.
Memberplanet has separate pricing for standard and enterprise clients.
The standard option starts as low as $15 a month to $125 a month.
There are upgrade and add on options which are available based on the uniqueness of your situation and requirements. For example, if you desire a customized website theme, you may pay an additional amount of money.
There is a merchant processing fee of 3% + $0.30 / transaction to be mindful of too.
Memberplanet's enterprise pricing varies. But, from all indications MP is well in line with other comparable systems competing in this segment of the market. Therefore, for clients who need more advanced integration needs, Memberplanet offers enterprise pricing when organizations require a more dynamic solution which may call for API integrations that are customizable to an organization's unique workflows too.
Enterprise pricing may be the right fit for for multi-tiered and national organizations.
For up to date information on pricing, please find that here.
Standard implementation pricing is more "self-led" and packaged based. Where as enterprise implementation costs vary from organization to organization due to integrations, customizations, & deep database migration, etc. that may factor into additional implementation costs.
It is very important to note and underscore here that pricing may change. It's at the discretion of the manufacturer to do so. This brief summary is not intended to be the final authority on pricing rather just a rule of thumb. Every client situation is unique.
But, please make no mistake here. SmartThoughts does not sell this software or any other AMS option for that matter.
We ask that you please consult directly with the vendor for the most up to date pricing. Their California based team can be reached here or via phone at 888-298-8845.
What is the 911 Peer Review on MemberPlanet®?
Like software options today, software peer review sites are all over the internet. Below you will find several options to choose from on novi AMS® from it's users (where applicable). As novi matures, you will find more and more insights on these and other sites too.
Before you check out the feedback found on these sites, my recommendation is that you please review our article on how to utilize these site and comments on various resources here.
MemberPlanet AMS Membership Software Case Studies:
Rather than just peer review sites, I am a big advocate for reviewing case studies and learning more use case context about the experience an organization derives from software. The specific context matters so much in your peer to peer discovery work when purchasing software.
Please find below a couple of interest:
Is the Memberplanet All in One Database The Best?
We don't espouse to the belief that their is "one best software" for everyone. But, Memberplanet may very well be the best fit for your organization.
However, to answer this question with certainty, we would need to know more about what makes you unique. And, discuss other insights about this platform which we have curated, clients interviewed, and discuss more detailed information beyond just this summary.
Please know that our detailed analysis and expertise is available upon request. To be sure, our software analysis is not a "pretty brochure", "marketing noise." or a "sales pitch."
Rather, we provide a free objective dialogue and insights designed to help nonprofit executives make a smarter software business decision.
If you are interested in some help with reviewing your options and comparisons, please check out our "vendor matching" services here.
More AMS Nonprofit Software Reviews?
Please stay tuned to our ongoing "Searching for A Smart AMS Software" where we will continue to provide further insights into membership database software options designed for 501(c) 6 nonprofit membership focused organizations.
For the most recent published reviews, please click below:
And, to obtain a sample list of the database software reviews we have, you may follow the link here.
If you work for an AMS database software system and you would like us to include your firm in our software review process, please contact us.
Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind. Happy Software Buying!