With 2023 just around the corner, here are 5 trends your club should prepare for in the New Year...
1. The increasing importance of member engagement:
In today's digital age, it's becoming more important than ever for clubs to keep their members engaged and involved. To do this, clubs may focus on providing a more personalised and interactive membership experience. This will help to foster a sense of belonging and community among club members. When people feel like they are being recognised and valued as individuals, they are more likely to feel connected to the club and motivated to participate and engage with its activities.
In addition to fostering a sense of community, a personalised experience can also help to increase member satisfaction and retention. When people feel like their needs and preferences are being taken into account, they are more likely to feel satisfied with their membership. This can lead to higher levels of retention, as members are more likely to renew their membership.
ClubSpot's easily navigable complete management system and our well-designed, custom club apps can help keep members engaged by providing them with a personalised experience that is tailored to their club interests and needs.
2. The impact of sustainability
As concerns about the environment continue to grow, clubs and members are likely to focus more on sustainability and eco-friendliness. This could involve adopting more environmentally-friendly practices, hosting events that promote sustainability, or partnering with organisations that promote environmental causes. Members who prioritise sustainability may be more likely to join clubs that align with their values in this area.
ClubSpot Ticketing provides an eco-friendly, digital ticketing solution that removes the need for physical, paper tickets. We have transformed the ticketing experience for both event organisers and attendees, providing total control over game changing features. The ClubSpot ticketing app is easy to download and simple to use for fans attending an event. Environmental harm has become a thing of the past.
3. The shift towards easier engagement
Convenience is something we all value in today's busy world, and extends to club engagement. Club members not only want, but also expect easier ways of engaging with their club, such as when purchasing membership or when looking for club news. Club managers and administrators are making a shift towards facilitating these expectations, by implementing systems that increase the convenience of engagement for members.
ClubSpot's complete club membership system allows members to sign up and pay for their membership or fundraising tickets in a matter of seconds through our custom club apps. Moreover, when a news article is published on the admin platform, members are notified straight away by push notifications, which are clickable and bring members straight to the post. Our complete club membership system removes the hassle of club engagement.
4. The growth of online fundraising
Fundraising will likely continue to be an important aspect of club management in 2023. Clubs may make use of online platforms to reach a wider audience and make it easier for people to contribute. In addition, data analytics will likely be used to tailor fundraising efforts to maximise their impact.
ClubSpot allows clubs to promote and sell their fundraising tickets online through our club management system. Our fundraising feature also allows club admins to send out mobile push notifications to their users and club members. After the fundraising event is complete admins can check winners instantly and share the results with their club members. Moreover, clubs can collect a database of unique supporters, who are a key audience to target for future fundraisers.
5. The increasing need for security and data protection
Clubs collect and store sensitive information about their members of all ages, such as contact details, financial information, and personal preferences. It is more important than ever to ensure that this information is protected, and something which all clubs must consider.
ClubSpot's secure messaging system ensures that your members contact details are not shared among the group. This results in a secure experience for your club and your members so all personal information can be stored and managed with confidence.