THE DISPATCh

Stories • Solutions • Tips • Commentary • Ponderations • Visions • Reflections


  • 1 Apr 2020 8:00 AM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)

    Personifest's annual conference for clients, partners, and employees from around the world is virtual! Participate in this informative and helpful event on April 23, 2020, at 9:30 am ET. 

    This one-day experience will provide great content and including sessions for CAE, CEM and CPE credits.

    This free event is a terrific opportunity to learn about and get to know the people behind Wild Apricot, the world's top membership management system, which is owned by Personify. 

    Register to attend.

    We hope to see you there!


  • 30 Mar 2020 8:00 AM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)

    Unsure of what to do? Looking for answers?

    Do you want to know more about how Axiom Planet can help? 

    Whether your questions are general or specific, ask us.

    Schedule a free thirty-minute Discovery Call. We can meet by video or voice-only. An Axiom Planet Concierge will meet with you at the appointed time to answer your questions and offer advice.

    It's your 30 minutes. It's all about you. No charge.

    Our Mission is to build, support and extend the reach of potent websites for nonprofits, communities, small and micro businesses, and member-based organizations.

    We look forward to speaking with you.

    #smallbusiness #smallbiz #community #nonprofits #members #membership #axiomplanet #websites #mission #exploreaxiomplanet #discoverycall #solutions #getyourquestionsanswered


  • 23 Mar 2020 8:00 AM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)


    If you are experiencing a temporary shutdown or slow down, here are 28 Positive Things You Can Do When Business is Slow. Thanks to Inc. for this helpful list. 

    At Axiom Planet, we're following 18 of Inc's 28 tips, and it feels good. We especially like these tips; followed by our suggestions:

    4 - Strategic Planning (How to Craft a Strategic Plan for Your Small Business)

    7 - Take a Course (We love Coursera and Creative Live)

    9 - Study Another Industry (Study Winners in Other Industries)

    13 - Strengthen Important Relationships (Thank you, Facetime and Zoom)

    14 - Spend Time with Family and Friends (With distancing, of course)

    15 - Indulge in the Arts (Passionate Song for Passionate Times)

    16 - Develop a Skill (How to Make Your iPhone Videos look like Hollywood Movies)

    22 - Write (Cary Tennis Online Writing Workshops)

    24 - Volunteer (7 Ways to Help Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Which of Inc's suggestions can help your business or organization the most?

    There's one more important item for this list:  

    29 - Work on Your Website When Business is Slow 

    How many of the 29 things are you doing to help your business during the 2020 pandemic?

    We invite you tell us and share your experiences.

    #smallbusiness #smallbiz #community #nonprofits #members #membership #axiomplanet #websites #mission #exploreaxiomplanet #discoverycall #solutions #getyourquestionsanswered


  • 20 Mar 2020 12:20 AM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)

    Axiom Planet Dispatch Slow Times Snail @ Copyright ameliaworks.com 2020

    If your business or organization is one of the many thousands experiencing a slowdown during our worldwide crisis, consider investing time in your website. Websites often get short-shrift when times are good, and business keeps us - well - it keeps us busy. 

    We've seen signs during the past two weeks that many businesses and organizations are giving more attention to the fundamentals and underpinnings of their businesses, missions, and livelihoods. It's a good idea to make the most of our Social Distancing time, and better prepare for recovery.

    To help you think about your website and plan reinvigorating changes, we've compiled a short list of 7 great resources. 

    Small Business Websites

    Business News Daily - Starting a Business Website Forbes - 10 Key Steps to Building a Great Small Business Website

    Inc. - 5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Business Website

    Nonprofit Websites

    TopNonprofits.com - 20 Best Nonprofit Websites

    Wild Apricot - 50 Best Nonprofit Websites to Get You Inspired

    Wild Apricot - 15 Nonprofit Website Best Practices You Need to Know in 2020

    Wild Apricot - Website Membership Management Software

    #smallbusiness #smallbiz #community #nonprofits #members #membership #axiomplanet #websites #mission



  • 22 Feb 2020 7:06 PM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)



    At Axiom Planet, everyone is a Service Concierge. Each of us sees and does everything for your organization or business. 

    We've created, designed, built, and realized a multitude of projects and dreams for more than 30 years.

    We are designers, writers, marketers, analyzers, and strategists with ample tech abilities who are dedicated to our clients' success. 

    Our expertise includes website design and build, workflow, publication design, content marketing, media placement, special events, membership management, and branding.

    Your Concierge is your proponent. They steer our resources and expertise to realize your goals.

    Axiom Planet Concierges do the work. Often, your Concierge is the same person who writes or edits your content, designs and builds your website, imports your member data, generates reports, automates a process, creates a workflow, and directs your content marketing. This service approach brings cohesion, a comprehensive understanding and consistent application of your message and brand. They make your project work and ensure its impact.

    We all — do it all. For you.

    #mission #website #community #nonprofits #members #membership #axiomplanet #concierge

     

  • 15 Jan 2020 8:00 AM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)

    Your community is our community.

    Axiom Planet supports communities and helps them thrive. We can best serve your project goals by becoming part of your community or organization.

    We want to know our clients well. We will ask:

    — who you are

    — what do you care about

    — what are your organization's challenges

    — what problems need solving

    — what is your organization's message

    — how is your message delivered

    — where are you and organization going

    — what do you need to get there

    — what is your organization's culture

    — how do you like to work

    — what is your workflow

    — who are the people who help you

    — what is your approval process

    Tell us your stories and make us key members of your team. Our relationship will be warm and professional. Working closely with you is key.

    We champion our clients and their missions.

    #mission #website #community #nonprofits #members #membership #axiomplanet 


  • 2 Jan 2020 8:00 AM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)


    Dirty Data? Oh Nooo! It doesn't have to be that way.

    Clients say that they need better ways to do things. Many nonprofits, small businesses, and organizations muddle through tedious tasks using inadequate spreadsheets or databases. Their workflows don't suffice tracking and verifications. They complain about bad data. 

    Do you wish you could keep better data for your customers, sponsors, potential donors, members, and contacts? Do you want better data to help meet your organization's needs and goals? 

    • • •

    Often, it's not possible or easy to gauge how bad your data is until you use tools that uncover the extent of your problem.

    One client believed a staff member was doing a great job. They discovered otherwise after they began using Wild Apricot. Its tracking and reporting features revealed that the employee had authorized and issued most permits without verifying eligibility. There were no complaints, nor was anyone looking for this particular problem.

    • • • 

    A Non-profit client wondered why so many member accounts were not current. They were surprised when we showed them how many properties in their community were bought and sold in recent years. Land records weren't checked regularly. They said it was difficult to collect dues and fees, issue invoices, receipts, passes, and permits, then still find time to follow property sales. 

    The customer's new Wild Apricot databank enabled the organization to check and track property sales and purchases and improve the status of their accounts. It made collections easier! They now have a clear vision and know what actions to take. Plus, they can quantify trends and plan with better foresight.

    "Good data stares at you and reveals the way forward."

    — Axiom Planet Concierge

    • • •

    Another client didn't realize their organization's bank account was significantly short until a board member discovered the discrepancy then later worked with us to set up a Wild Apricot databank and website. We enacted a workflow that ensures tracking of everything they need to know about their accounts and revenue. They collect much better data. They can review administrator actions and can read attached notes fields that contain relevant background details.

    There are times you might have to pick up your phone and call your contacts and customers, or beneficiaries, to get their full story. Wild Apricot helps you track the process and report the outcome, with better results. 

    • • •

    Are you fed up with dirty data? Do you wish you could dump your spreadsheets? Are you tired of mining your data for answers that aren't there? Do you wish you had a better system?

    Tell us about it. Make Contact

    — Treva, Planet Concierge

    Recommended Reading: Principles of 'The Good Data Project' by By S. Kate Devitt, Monique Mann and Angela Daly 

    Postscript

    I told a friend about this Dirty Data Dispatch. She covered her ears and said "nooo, nooo, I don't want to hear about DIRTY DATA. I know all about dirty data. Ack! No. Nooo."

    Fortunately, we can help her.


    #dirtydata #databank #website #community #nonprofits #members #membership #axiomplanet 


  • 1 Jan 2020 12:00 AM | Axiom Planet Concierge (Administrator)


    20-20


    With a clear vision, Axiom Planet rejoices at the beginning of this New Year, which coincides with the launch of our new worldwide website. 

    Axiom Planet's Dispatches will feature client stories, solutions, tips, commentary, ponderings, visions, and reflections.

    2020 Dispatches will address common challenges and ways to meet and tame them. Look for our Dispatch about Dirty Data, which is a dirty shame for sure. However, Data Washing is a real thing. Get clean. Axiom Planet can help.

    Look for our Dispatches throughout the year and beyond. Onward and upward. 


    #website #community #nonprofits #members #membership #axiomplanet 


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