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How An Online Community Meets The Needs Of Your Organization
Posted on June 27, 2018 by Membership Space
Categories: Membership
Research indicates that club websites improve organizations tremendously but you’re not absolutely sure that investing in an online community will benefit your firm.  Furthermore, members haven’t even been asking for it so the response may fall short of your expectations.

Actually, creating club websites with an online community is often a great move for firms.  It will help you deal with some of the challenges you might be facing as an organization.  Especially with regard to communication and the following will reveal just how that happens.
 
Customer Support

Customers are increasingly becoming concerned about the support provided by an organization.  They want to know that in case of a problem with the product, they can count on you to help them out.  Live support through the phone or email is great but it isn’t always available.  Yet, an online community contains a variety of common questions and answers which are usually helpful to many customers.

As customers use the product, they might discover useful aspects about it or interesting ways of using it that you and your team have never thought about.  Then, the online community may be used to share tips with other members and support each other without having to rely on the support team of the organization.
 
Increased Security & Trust

Some companies solely rely on social media to connect with their clients.  But, with social media, there are a lot of security and privacy concerns that might cause members to hesitate when sharing information.  However, they feel safe to share data on the online community as only the members are able to view information posted there.

Starting an online community may not feel like an urgent need for your organization but it’s a brilliant step.  Club websites encourage a sense of belonging and help your members believe they’re part of the firm.  In return, you can provide them with exclusive access to resources through an online community so they feel important and become more loyal.

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