By Molly Ritvo [Written with synagogues in mind; applicable for all.] A thriving community is an engaged community. Your ability to enhance the relevancy of Judaism and to engage current and prospective members and your community at large is key to your community’s success. Once engaged, your membership’s participation will grow. To help you deepen relationships in your community before the High Holidays, here are some engagement best … [Read more...] about A Path to Greater Engagement
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By Molly Ritvo [Written with synagogues in mind, but applicable for all.] If you’ve explored your Google Analytics, you may be noticing that your website visitors aren’t spending as much time on your website as you’d like. To help keep your members and prospective members from hitting the back button shortly after visiting your website, we’ve compiled a list of tips to keep your visitors exploring your website for more than 10-20 … [Read more...] about Why Prospective Members are Leaving Your Website
By Molly Ritvo An engaged, involved community is a vibrant and thriving one. To help keep your community thriving, we have some tips to keep engagement alive in your organization: 1. Thank your members! No matter how small or large, every donation needs to be recognized and thanked. Your members won’t keep supporting your organization if they aren’t thanked the first time and every time. A good rule of thumb is that a donor should be … [Read more...] about Tips to Increase Member Engagement
By Molly Ritvo Your website is the front door for prospective members. They may have heard about your synagogue from their real estate agent when they were shopping for a new home, from new friends at a party or from a colleague at work. And where do they go to check out your synagogue? Chances are the first interaction they will have with you is through your website. Is your website ready to welcome them and make the best first … [Read more...] about Is Your Synagogue Homepage Welcoming?
by Molly Ritvo A new year offers fresh opportunities to develop new relationships while strengthening existing ones. It is also the perfect time to tune up your website. With 2013 behind us, we encourage staffers to take a close look at your website and examine every single page for content, style, tone and layout. Think about the big questions first and ask yourself: is this page really necessary? What is the main message from this page? … [Read more...] about The Dirty Dozen Website Mistakes