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Powered by people with a heart – those who are passionate about something bigger than themselves… people who selflessly support and promote their Causes because it's important to them. We're the Community of dedicated people, charities, businesses, brands, celebrities, teachers, churches, and many others that work together to make a difference... making each corner of our world better in some way.
Have More than 2500 Members in your Hub?That’s Great! :) We’re happy to customize a plan specially for you. Contact Us(use the Support Tab on the right).
Member Engagement Package Includes:PayPal DonationsOverviewExternal Badge (see here for how handy this is)Invite/Promote AppFacebook IntegrationSpecial Offers/Coupons/PromotionsPhoto Albums & VideosMembers & Followers receive Notifications of UpdatesDiscussions (similar to Forums)Event Management & RegistrationLocation MapContact Form (customizable)(your) Contact Details Displayed (email, website, phone)
Advanced Member Engagement Package Includes:Documents & Document Sharing including Google Document ViewNotesPollsBadgesPrint Link (easily prints your primary Page information/summary)
The free Limited Starter Hub Plan is also available and allows up to 25 Members and includes Event Management. See FAQs below for details.
Marketing Package Includes:Hub Content Page InsightsoView Tabular & Graphical metrics (#views, likes, comments, & active users)oGraphical statistics may be viewed over different time periodsoEmails of Insights are periodically sent to youSend a Message to those that Like your Page (Followers & Members may receive Content updates using the Member Engagement Package)
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Need to Pay by Invoice or Check? No worries. We’ll put you on Invoice Billing for Enterprise plans when paying annually (12 months). Just give us a shout when you’re ready :)
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What’s all this about Hub Members & Followers?Good question, and a little tricky to answer. Learn more What are Linkups?Linkups offer easy, direct connections between Hubs (Hub Hub or Hub Hub), or a Hub and a Store (Hub Store). They may be used for cross-promotion, sharing certain information (especially Requests) and other valuable associations. Learn more Can I group people together inside my Hub?Yes, very easily. You may create as many roles or circles as you wish, and place each Member of your Hub in as many of these as needed. You may even message all Members in the same role/circle all at once.Sometimes I need to sell tickets to events - can I?Yes, if you’re a Champion or Ambassador Member. Your exclusive Event Registration System allows both Free and Paid tickets. Capacity and Waitlist Management are also included. Do you offer Onboarding, Consulting, or Setup Services?Absolutely - all of them. Even though we’ve done our best in designing GivingConnected to be self-service, we’re still here to lend you a hand if you need it. We can import necessary info for your Hub Members to get you started quickly, as well as assist you in setting up your Hub so it’s done right the first time. We’ve been at this a long while and we know what ensures adoption and success. When you’re ready, give us a shout (contact us here or use the Support Tab over there on the right).Is there a discount for yearly plans?Sure is. Yearly or annually - whichever you call it, you get the same deal: you pay for 11 months and the 12th is on us (i.e. 1 month free).May I pay by invoice and/or check?No worries. We’ll put you on Invoice Billing (Enterprise Plans only) when paying annually (12 months). Just give us a shout when you’re ready :)Looking for more answers?Check out our main FAQ or contact us here, or use the Support Tab (over there on the right).
What’s a Hub?You get to decide! Think of Hubs as Groups or Communities - big and small - gathered around a shared purpose or sharing a connection. Businesses. Causes. Neighbourhoods. Schools, Groups. Associations. Sports Teams. Fraternal Organizations, Brands. Campaigns. Celebrities, Classrooms. Clubs. Projects. Families - you name it. Help within your Hub, and branch out when you want to support other people & Hubs. Learn about Hub Types here Each Hub has its own Event Calendar, Discussion Boards, place to share Requests, photos, videos, and files (using Google Docs), and so much more. Learn what you can do with Hubs How does my Membership work with Hubs?Some Hub Plans and features are dependent upon your Membership Plan. For example, the Enterprise and Premier Hub Plans are available only to Ambassador Members.Are Free Hub Content plans available?Free & Paid Hub Content Plans are available exclusively to Paid Members.How many Hubs may I create/manage?Create as many as you need to, up to the limits available in your Individual Membership. Administer as many as you want (Enterprise Plans only). see Individual Membership for detailsWhat’s the free Limited Starter Hub for?For smaller Hubs and those just starting out, we offer this free plan. It’s our way of helping and providing a little encouragement. Learn more May I have a Private, Member-Only Hub?Sure can, but only if you’re an Ambassador Member. Exclusiveness has its privileges you know :)Do you offer Discounts to Causes or Schools?We understand how tight Cause and School budgets can be. In addition to our Special Offers here, and a discount offered on Annual Hub Plans, GivingConnected offers all sorts of opportunities to help you out financially through offsetting costs and increasing revenue, using Requests, Crowdfunding, Founders, Sponsors, Advertising, & many more beneficial features. Learn more
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Hub Content: Free Limited Hub Starter Plan
With a Limited Hub Starter Plan you may*:Post Updates to your Activity FeedCreate and Manage Events & RegistrationsCreate and Manage Requests… and more
Some Important Limitations* Include:Online Financial Donations functionality is not available (but non-monetary Requests are allowed)Advertising banners may be displayed on your Hub Content Profile page
*Available features are based on your Membership Plan, the Limited Hub Starter Plan, and/or a combination of both. Therefore, the above is just a partial rundown. The Limited Hub Starter Plandoes not include any packages (Member Engagement, Advanced Member Engagement, Marketing, etc.). The Limited Hub Starter Plan is available only to those with a paid Membership.
Here at GivingConnected, we understand what it means to run a Group, Cause, or Organization on a tight budget. Although we strive to make our Hub Content Plans very affordable and highly valuable to you (after all, they start at only $10/month), we want to make sure that every organization has the chance to use what is, in our humble opinion, the best, most Engaging Giving Community and Platform on this thing called the Web. That’s why GivingConnected offers the Limited Hub Starter Planto any small Group, Cause, or Organization with up to 25 members - 100% Free.
Hub Member? Follower? Fan?
Although each of these is a connection to your Hub, there are some subtle differences. In addition, each has its own manner of communication and notifications. You’ve most likely used a social network before (such as ), so you’re probably already familiar with some of this, but let’s try to bring a little more clarity just in case.Fan: Someone that likes your Hub. At some point they clicked on the Like Icon. That’s it. They may be more involved (such as a Member or Follower), or they may not be. You may send updates to Fans, but they don’t receive them automatically.Follower: At some point, they chose to click on the Follower Link. They will now automatically receive notifications about many of the content updates/activities on your Hub.Member: This is someone that selected the Member Link from your Hub Profile page. In addition to automatically receiving notifications like Followers do, Members also may add content to your Hub (if you allow them to). You may also assign one or more Roles to them in order to group them better (employee, owner, student, teacher, accountant, board member, club leader, etc.). You may send messages to Members (individually, by selecting a few, or by selecting a Role). Members may message other Members in your Hub. Some Hub Content Plans allow you to choose whether or not your approval is required prior to someone joining your Hub and thus becoming a Member of your Hub. Most content you post may also be viewed only by Members if you wish (and have the appropriate Hub Content Plan). As you can see, Hub Members receive special privileges and access, much of which is controlled by the Hub Creator/Owner. Any GivingConnected Member may view your Hub (unless your Membership includes the Privacy Package, and you have selected a Member-Only Hub).Although there’s no limit to the number of Fans you may have, the number of Followers and Members is based on your Hub Content Plan. That’s what the ‘Manage up to Members’ is referring to in the above table. We suggest selecting the minimum Plan that provides the features you require. Upgrade only if/when you approach or reach the limit.
Linkups are quite useful when you want to include quick access to other Hubs (and optionally, their Requests) from your Hub. The best way to describe how this works is by some examples. Here we go…Church: Linkups could be used to access Missionaries and Ministries that are supported by the Church. For each of these Linkups, the Church may choose to display their Requests - right on the Church Hub page. So, when visiting the Church’s Hub page, people may quickly see who the Church supports, as well as any Requests/Needs that the associated (Linkup) Hubs have, and then easily contribute if they want to. In the reverse, Missionaries could also Linkup to all the Churches and Businesses that support them.School: Schools may wish to use Linkups to associate their Coalition Partners and other businesses that support their school to their Hub Profile page. This is a great way for schools to thank the businesses that support them.Cause: Linkups could be made to businesses and groups that support the cause.Business: Linkups could be created to showcase all the causes and groups that are supported through the business. In addition, the business may also wish to display Requests for some of these causes - right on their Business Hub page, so that anyone viewing their business may also see Requests for these associated causes. Linkups could also be used to associate Vendors with the Business Hub page for cross-promotional purposes.
Hubs: Are there Different Types?
Below are the 3 Types of Hubs with some typical examples:1.Group: Group | Community | Family | Neighbourhood 2.Cause: Cause | Campaign | Project | Classroom | School | Church | Missionary | Non-Profit3.Site: Organization | Business | Brand | Celebrity | Public Figure | CauseOne more thing to consider: Although the features and functionality for all of the Hub Types are similar between Hub Content Plans, the Cause Hub Type includes additional unique attributes and functionality, especially when it comes to Raising Funds and Founders/Sponsors.
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