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    "My chapter had our web site built and started service with Proteon in July 2007 and have been very pleased."

Time for a Chapter Website Upgrade?

Available-now

Like cell phone technology which becomes outdated and unsupportable, website technology does as well.   If your chapter is still on the old 1.5  Platform, NOW is the time to upgrade to the newer 2.5 Platform and not the end of the year when it will become a necessity. 

The Proteon team has been working hard over the last year upgrading websites to the new 2.5 framework.  We have upgraded over 50 PMI chapters and have created a seamless and smooth project plan to make the process almost effortless for the Proteon Chapter Partners.

Since upgrading to the 2.5 platform involves creating a whole new framework it is a chapter's opportunity to give the website a fresh new look and also have a website that is user friendly on all devices, no matter the size.  There are exciting new templates from which to choose and endless possibilities to help increase membership and sponsorships. 

Along with creating a fresh new look, the 2.5 platform provide:

  • Migrating your core Joomla 1.5 content management system to Joomla 2.5
  • Upgrading your ProDEP Automated DEP download component to the 2.5 version
  • Adding the Chapter Web Services (Single Sign-On) capability recommended by PMI
  • Adding the capability to perform automated branch support for the chapter
  • Upgrading your Community Builder member management component to the 2.5 version
  • Upgrading your DT Register event management component to the 2.5 version
  • Upgrading your jNews email management component to the 2.5 version
  • Upgrading your DOCman document management component to the 2.5 version
  • Adding the AdminTools dedicated website security component for Joomla 2.5

 If you would like to further discuss an upgrade to the 2.5 platform, please submit a ticket at Help Desk at Proteon Sofware and someone from our team will contact you.

Single Sign On Update

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   IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SINGLE SIGN ON

Customer satisifaction continues to be the goal for the staff at Proteon Software.  In that regard, we have developed solutions to Single Sign On issues that some members are having due to browser, cookie and or corporate firewall issues. 

The most common problem a user may have in successfully signing into a chapter website is that their browser is not set to accept third party cookies.  Therefore, if you do have difficulties signing in, please verify that your browser is set to accept third party cookies.

As an additional exclusive service offered by Proteon Software, we are offering PMI Chapters an alternative "Log In Help Link" so those members that may be having difficulties can still log in to register for events and receive their member discounts. 

If your chapter has the Single Sign On log in on the left column of the website, the log in link would look like PMI Central Virginia or if your log in is at the top right an example is at PMI Tallahassee.

If you would like Proteon Software to install this log in help to your chapter, please submit a ticket to Help Desk at Proteon Sofware

 

PMI Poland Re-Design is a Success!

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Once again, the Proteon Team has proven they will go over and above.  Recently PMI Poland (http://pmi.org.pl) decided to redesign their website.  It was a pleasure partnering together to make certain that all of the requirements were met and we had a successful Go-Live of of the site and a new dymamic PMI Template.  This is what PMI Poland had to say:

I would like to say THANK YOU for all your effort to implement our new pmi.org.pl website. There were quite a lot of requitrements. There were some changes during the project and I am aware you have spent long nights working for our success.

Finally we went live yesterday. I want to share with you first comments from my chapter users that I received today morning:
"great design"
"+10 to usability"
"I love that"
I would like you to know that my chapter users are very satisfied with the results of your hard work.
I would like to say THANK YOU on behalf of PMI Poland Chapter and PMI Poland Chapter Board of Directors."

ProDEP will continue to work.

You may have received a notice from PMI regarding the Monthly DEP Access being replaced by the Chapter Reporting System (CRS).  ProDEP, the system your website uses to download your membership each night, will not be affected by this.  The Automated DEP Web Service is not related to the Monthly DEP download although their names are similar.

We do believe that at some future point in time the Automated DEP Web Services will be tied into the CRS but when that happens ProDEP will be modified to accomodate the new data feeds and there will be no dusruption of service.  If and when that happens Proteon will give you an advanced notice of the change.

Best Practices for Building a Subscriber List

Authors

Anthony Carraturo, VP of Lead Generation & Data Services, MeritDirect Thomas Harpointner, CEO, AIS Media
Andrew Kordek, Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, Trendline Interactive Tom Scearce, Principal, Falconry Group
Jordie van Rijn, Email Marketing consultant, eMailmonday

Executive Summary

As Chief Strategist and Co-Founder at Trendline Interactive, Andrew Kordek has written dozens of strategy documents for clients who needed to build their subscriber lists—and no two strategies were alike. Because every organization has unique needs, Kordek says that there are "literally hundreds of ways to collect email addresses today." Kordek suggests that you think of acquiring subscribers "as a party. You are inviting them to experience your brand, and are asking for something precious from them." His bottom line: "Don't let your party suck...do it right." In this report, other thought leaders join the party to offer their best practices for building an effective subscriber list.

Checklist

  1. Ensure that your sign-up process is streamlined.
  2. Plan the sign-up experience from your potential subscriber's point of view, from start to finish.
  3. Review your email analytics, then clean up your current lists.
  4. Don't bother with unrelated offers, no matter how tempting.
  5. Always include a call to action.
  6. Plan email acquisition like a big party that your guests won't want to leave.
  7. Know your audience and tailor content to their interests.
  • Read more: Best Practices for Building a Subscriber List