What should I post to the group? How can I get more responses from members? Why does my group read my posts but not contribute?

Maintaining your members engaged can be tricky, but with Sengii Connect, it is as easy as replying to an email. Making your members feel important to the community is key to maintaining a relationship with them. This, in turn, will keep them renewing their membership year after year.

If you need some direction in what you should post in your group, here are some tips to spice up your content and get members talking:

  • Add a CTA (call to action) that speaks directly to them. What is the point of your post?聽 What are you trying to accomplish? Who are you asking? When do you need an answer?

  • Summaries of meetings can provide you with feedback from members who otherwise might not have said anything in person. Knowing they have a voice and can be heard, gives your members the confidence to offer their opinion.

  • Fear of missing out (FOMO).聽 Talk about how great something is and how valuable and essential it is.聽 Talk about who else is going to be at a meeting or event and how enjoyable it will be.聽 Talk about meeting goals or the convenience of the information.

  • Ask for their opinion as a basis for improvement. What would you like to see being offered? Are the processes easy to follow? What do you like about the current system?

  • Ask for volunteers. Or mentors. More experienced members can pass on the knowledge and provide advice to students or newer members.

  • Keep it light by posting jokes, amusing or emotional stories, announcements, and greetings during special events or holidays.

  • 聽Contests and giveaways that reward interaction and engagement.

  • Thank them. It鈥檚 a simple gesture that can go a long way. Thanking new members for joining your organization makes them feel appreciated right away; you can even list new members in your email newsletter. Remember to thank your members for their contributions and thank the association for providing the Online Community.聽 You may be amazed to find others chime into these threads with ample gratitude and perhaps talk about the value of membership and others supporting them in the community.

Posting often, offering incentives, and knowing who to target, helps you reach your goals of member engagement. Remember to review your association鈥檚 etiquette policy to ensure you don鈥檛 post anything considered inappropriate. Have fun and let us know how these ideas work for you. Also, share with us what has worked in your community in the past.