CLUB WEBSITE

When creating or updating your club’s site, it’s important to think about what visitors want to find quickly and easily.

  • Who you are: Are you easy to find using search? When visitors land on your site, is it immediately clear who you are?
  • Take care to select a website address/URL (also called a domain name) that is short, easy to remember and makes sense to your users.
  • Link to your club’s social media channels, and consider starting a blog.
  • Use the official Kiwanis International wordmark and seal customized with your club name. Refer to the Kiwanis International brand book.
  • Get a custom club logo to use on your website at kiwanis.org/brand.
  • Where you are: Put your club city and state near the top of the page.
  • How to find you: List your next club meeting time and location prominently near the top of the home page. Consider also listing the topic or featured speaker.
  • Contact information: Don't force users to click around to find this information. Include the following:
    • Contact name, phone number and/or email link
    • Mailing address
    • Ways to get involved as a member and as a non-member
    • Also consider how long it takes to respond to inquiries. Aim for 24-48 hours maximum. It could be a potential member trying to reach you!
  • What you do: Upcoming dates of projects or events (a future way for the visitor to get involved) – for the week, month or quarter.

Graphics and Images

Use graphics and images to deliver information and make an emotional connection with website viewers. Compelling photos and videos tell your story best. They show what Kiwanians do and who they serve. They move the heart and inspire action.

If you’re taking new photography, we recommend candid poses or those showcasing genuine expressions. Use your photography to demonstrate impact and leadership within the community. Capture special moments from various service events showcasing your members making a difference.

Tech Support

Kiwanis International has partnered with and recommends the Club Management System and website tools from Club Resource Inc, also known as Portalbuzz. The services features club website hosting and simple tools for site creation and ongoing updates. You also get time-saving secretary tools, such as online voting, newsletter publishing, volunteer management and much more.

To learn more, visit http://portalbuzz.com.