Tools & Templates

AFP Chapter Website Program

Updated May 10, 2019

In 2017, AFP IHQ partnered with industry leader Higher Logic to provide new community-based websites for all AFP chapters. The AFP Chapter Website Program provides chapters with a strong, branded online platform for their members and the public at no cost. To learn more about the program, including how to participate, training materials and videos, resources and more, please click the links below to jump to each respective section! 


1. AFP CHAPTER WEBSITE PROGRAM OVERVIEW & HOW TO PARTICIPATE

2. TRAINING MATERIALS

Higher Logic Training Webinar Recordings, Videos and Documentation


Quick Video Tutorials: Setting Up Your Chapter Site

This series of quick video tutorials will walk you through everything you need to know to manage your AFP chapter website. You can find these videos (and more!) in the AFP Chapter Website Program Community Library on the AFP Connect site. The topics covered include:

  • Site Setup Tutorial
    • Managing Ads (upload, manage, and edit ads to your site)
    • Site Setup (manage the Contact Us, site logo and images, and settings on your site)
    • Library Discussions and Blogs
    • Events (Part 1): Payment Provider Setup
    • Events (Part 2): Create Events & RSVP Events
    • Events (Part 3): Simple Event Setup
    • Events (Part 4): Complex Event Setup
    • Events (Part 5): Managing Your Registration Roster
  • Slide Carousel Tutorial
  • Updating Social Media Icons and Links Tutorial
  • Updating the Career Center/Posting Jobs Tutorial

Additional Resources:

Community Support Forums:

AFP has two community support forums for chapter admins to utilize as you work to build out your new websites. See below for more information on each, and be sure to join and take advantage of the advice and expertise all around you!

The Higher Logic User Group (or HUG) helps clients get the most out of their online community by providing a support network where you can connect with other Higher Logic experts, customers and partners through interactive blogs, forums and discussions. Post your questions, and crowd-sourcing will provide the answers! HUG also has an extensive library of materials, examples and other items to help you develop and expand your site’s capabilities. HUG membership also provides access to live and recorded instructional webinars to build your understanding of the Higher Logic platform. All chapter admins responsible for their Higher Logic site will be provided access to HUG.

To receive an invite to join HUG: Please click here to request an account (be sure to put down your AFP chapter name to receive approval).

We have created an AFP Chapter Website Program Community on AFP Connect where we will post important information and helpful documents. We hope you will join this community and use it to discuss your new websites, ask questions of your fellow admins, post helpful documents, and more.

3. TOOLS/IDEAS TO HELP MANAGE YOUR WEBSITE

Event Management/Marketing & Email Management:

Job Boards:

Forms and Surveys:

Photos:

Widgets:

4.  SUPPORT FROM IHQ


Questions? Please contact AFP Chapter Engagement at chapter.engagement@afpglobal.org.

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