Today, an online presence is important to any organization. Regrettably, not all branches have a website. Some, like the Toronto Branch, have an online presence through this (NAC National) site. Others have separate websites, that can still accessed through the National website via a link “under” that branch’s name.
A website is a very useful resource and can be used for many purposes to serve NAC members and inform non-members. It is a very simple process to establish a website within the NAC National site. The site can be very simple, perhaps one page that describes the branch and its activities, and a second page to access online membership (joining and renewal). The online membership feature is most useful and its ease of use is important to bringing in new members. It also affords current members an easy way to renew membership.
The online membership feature uses Paypal to transfer funds (either from a Paypal account or by using a credit card). Branch members do not need to have a Paypal account – they may use a credit card like any online transaction. One branch member, usually the treasurer, will need to set up a Paypal account (very easy to do at paypal.com). He/she will provide Paypal with an email address for the account. That email address is all the webmaster needs to set up the membership page online for you. You will also need to give him the details of membership types and associated costs at your branch – please see the Toronto site for examples –
To set up a website within the National website, please contact David Soule at executive firstname.lastname@example.org