Have you ever managed a waiting list? It can be a cumbersome process. Especially when you have complicated rules like priority based on membership status, families or employees, managing a waitlist can be a time-consuming, tree-killing process. Enter BumbleBee Software. It’s billed as childcare waiting list software but it could easily be used for any type of organization that consistently deals with waiting lists.
Join us next week for a Free webinar. In this 30 minute online webinar Matt Harrell will demonstrate how Hayes Barton Baptist Preschool uses MemberHub private group communication software every day for effective parent-teacher communication and family engagement. Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Our friends over at The Early Childhood Technology Collaborative (ECTC), a group of three very insightful early childhood technologists, have a new survey that we want to encourage our ECE customers and friends to fill out. This is the first survey “in a series of very topical, focused questionnaires.”
We’ve made an enhancement to our calendars in MemberHub. Hopefully, you’ve taken advantage of the Main Calendar feature for organization-wide events. Those events show up on all calendars and reminders go to everyone. However, sometimes a group might need to post something on their hub calendar but still let everyone know about it…especially if the group is planning on using a particular location that others in the organization may need… read more →
One very handy feature in MemberHub is the ability to subscribe to calendar events and have them automatically push to your personal calendar system like iCal, Outlook, GMail calendar and smartphones. If you subscribe to your organization’s Main Calendar feed (as opposed to each hub calendar separately) you get all your hub calendar events in one feed. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell which hub the event came from. Well… read more →
Last night, while I was settling into some evening work, I received a text message from one of our first customers (yep, that’s how we roll). He wondered if I had a few minutes to “chat MemberHub”. I said, sure! What resulted was an extremely productive and encouraging 1 1/2 hour discussion. Here are some things I learned from that call that I want to share with you:
More and more people are simply ignoring email all together these days. Considering we all use email (and email is not dead) that can be a pretty big problem. Yet we still send a ton of email and we need folks to reply. Anyone that’s managed a mass email campaign can attest to the fact that the biggest challenge is getting folks to just open the darn email. It’s all… read more →
Early childhood learning programs thrive when teachers and parents collaborate. Getting parents engaged and involved at your school is challenging and that’s why ECE leaders are coming together on Twitter Wednesday night at 9:00pm ET to discuss this topic. You should join the conversation. Here’s the deal.
In our last post we established that Early Childhood Learning programs can and should use the standards put forth in NAEYCs accreditation process as a benchmark for which to compare their communication efforts. At the end of that post we suggested that the type of communication channels you provide can be the difference between 1-way communication and real communication, two-way communication. So what are the strategies that you put into… read more →