Constituent Communities


Constituents are vital to your organization, whether it’s an association or nonprofit. Your members drive the support of your mission, revenue for growth, and awareness of your organization’s goals and events. Increase the value of membership in your association or nonprofit with an engaging constituent community.

Common Constituent-Related Challenges

  • Getting constituents together in the same place at the same time is a challenge
  • Many constituents are spending more time online
  • Younger professionals are more heavily weighing the cost/benefit of joining versus other options
  • How to promote networking and career development?
  • Committees, councils, and chapters don’t have the online tools they need to collaborate efficiently
  • How to justify the value of membership when events only take place a few times a year?
  • Enables meeting other constituents and networking online
  • Provides chapters, committees, and councils with an online collaboration space
  • Encourages communication and sharing between constituents and the organization
  • Bridges the gap separating constituents in disparate locations
  • Creates communication and networking between constituents before and after events
  • Increases constituent retention
  • Improves membership level upgrade rates
  • Increases attendance at revenue-generating events
  • Helps you better understand your constituents so you can serve them better

How Small World Community for Constituents Can Help

Small World Community provided quality and thoughtful support to help us design and build our community, IFT Connect. The platform’s flexibility, SWC staff’s expertise and creativity, and our strong partnership have contributed to an increase in online engagement and member participation. We see great opportunities ahead for our online community powered by Small World Community.

— Katie Paffhouse, CAE, Sr Manager, Divisions & Community
Institute of Food Technologists®