StarChapter is a an association software company that serves association chapters from across North America. StarChapter works directly with local chapter leaders, national associations, association management companies (AMC), and membership-based organizations, in order to provide them with tools that will allow their organizations to grow.
By utilizing the StarChapter platform, local association chapters, along with national and AMCs have the tools that will help them grow in membership, attendance, and revenue, while at the same time making their chapter board more productive.
StarChapter can help consolidate tasks which volunteers or leaders carry out, with features that are focused on membership management, email communications, website content management, event registration, board management and payment processing.
A great feature of StarChapter is the service will automatically migrate all of the content from an organization's old system, whilst designing and implementing the new website. This means membership organizations and chapters don’t get caught up in the on-boarding process.
AdministrationStarChapter provides a central admin area that contains various sections for creating content, managing members, communications, event organization, and payment processing.
Membership managementKeeping membership details current is a hard task for any organization. A key feature of StarChapter is the membership management portal. With specific membership access, each member can amend their own details, and non members can also be managed effectively from here as well. The system updates the data in real time, which means that any other part of the system, which uses this information, will always have the current details.
Content ManagementOrganizations are able to choose from ten different layouts for their association. Layouts can be customized by StarChapter’s graphic designer based on logo, branding, color scheme, or national organization specs. These layouts provide features that membership associations typically need, and each layout features responsive web design that is optimized for various different devices and browsers.
The built-in content management system (CMS) is specifically tailored for non profit organizations. With StarChapter’s CMS you can easily upload newsletters, create events, and add member spotlights. Users also have the ability to place logos, manage ads from sponsors, and work with design and layout for all content. Webpages can be created and edited easily, without previous knowledge of coding or website design.
PricingStarChapter uses a subscription pricing model, with one time set up fee payable on the start of your subscription. All plans have a monthly fee starting from $49 per month with a setup fee of $399 for up to 100 members and 400 non-members for the Lite plan. The Standard plan is priced at$85 per month for 101-150 members, with a $699 one-time setup fee. The Premier plan is priced at $100 per month, for 151-800 members, with a $899 one-time setup fee. Finally, the Elite plan is priced at $150 per month for 801-5,000 members, with a $1,499 one-time setup fee. StarChapter also offers a 90-day satisfaction guaranteed & yearly payment discount for all subscriptions.
Bottom LineStarChapter is a well rounded solution that is ideally suited to member associations. It can help local board leaders manage everything, from membership and communication with members, and event planning and event registration, through to content, website design and eCommerce. All data is centrally available, meaning it can be accessed and updated by everyone, with content being updated in real time across the platform. StarChapter has good support, coaching and training is available to all users. For non profit organizations, StarChapter is solid solution to management.