Website start-up comparisons

The chart below will help you compare the options for getting your club’s website created.


CONSIDERATIONS:
 
 
Club management
system subscription: 
Private vendor:  Do-it-yourself
Kiwanis templates:
Setup time
About 48 hours—
Club Resource creates the site then you add custom content
1-3 weeks or more— time consuming task  1 week or more
—very time consuming task 
Support
Self-serve help center and email support Varies by vendor
Downloadable Webmaster guide on KiwanisOne
Ease of use –  content editing tools Easy to learn and use. Tool was built to suit how Kiwanis clubs operate; web-based— doesn’t require you to install software; 24/7 access from any computer with an Internet connection Varies by vendor—may not be well-suited to club needs; may require software installed on your computer
Somewhat challenging—
requires your own HTML editor and the skills of a Webmaster with some experience
Secretary tools Yes
—including member, committee, volunteer & meeting management, calendar, events, email, documents and newsletters
No No
Reporting Yes
—including monthly, annual and club election reports plus integration with Kiwanis International
No Yes – limited
Event management Yes
—customized to how clubs typically manage events
Varies; limited or not available No
Newsletter publishing Yes
—integrates with member directory for quick distribution
Varies; limited or not available No
Training Expanding collection of online tutorials, videos and FAQs
Varies by vendor No
Test drive new features Yes
—an easy hands-on demo
Varies; limited or not available No
Cost $150 – $400/year
—sliding scale based on club size;
see pricing details
Development costs + hosting ($120+/year)
Templates = free
+ hosting costs ($120+/year)

Club management system subscription
The most efficient and rewarding way for a club to set up a website is through the Portalbuzz club management package offered by our partner, Club Resource Inc. To learn more, visit www.portalbuzz.com.