I’m going to cut to the chase: Next Level service requires data. Daxko is in the business of next level service – and you are too.Consider this scenario: It’s peak join month. Your membership staff is putting in extra hours to deal with the influx of joins. They’re obtaining basic information about new members – including why they joined and what their membership goals are. This information will ultimately make or break their membership. Bucketing that information to provide strategic offerings and intentional engagement opportunities can be difficult without a procedure in place.The What:You might be thinking to yourself, “How do we bucket that data when it’s just a bunch of words?” That’s when we swoop in with the answer of the decade: hashtags.Hashtags, or keywords, are extremely useful in sorting notes your team members have logged about members. Check out these real examples of hashtags in action:
- Charles stopped me in the hall and complimented me on my Flow class yesterday. We talked about his fitness journey and why he stays motivated to be active. It was nice to get to know him a little better. #MemberMarvels #GroupFitness
- We talked about a committee we are on together. He mentioned that he is here almost every day! #FierceFundraisers
- I engaged Keiko on the 2nd She was getting ready to do a group fitness class. She does not use any equipment – she prefers group fitness overall. #Story
The How:The first step in bucketing your data will be deciding on keywords you’d like to keep an eye on.Check out this Hashtag Bank to see examples from your peers and develop your own “bank.”We recommend focusing on who is pulling the reports, determine what data they’re most interested in and work backwards. Start small and build the list to make sure the process catches on without overloading staff. Departmental and goal-oriented hashtags are a great start!From here, you’ll want to communicate your decisions. Tell staff in team meetings, post your Hashtag Bank in an employee area or next to desktops, and make sure to reward team members who are doing a great job. Giving them kudos shows the team that this is important – plus, everyone likes to be rewarded for a job well done.Your Next Steps:Once you’ve created and discussed your Hashtag Bank, extracting information is simple! Log into Daxko Operations and head to Custom Reports. Access your Daxko Engage reports and navigate to the Keyword Search Report. From here, you’ll simply put in your parameters. You can also set a schedule if it is something you’d like to pull monthly.Pull trends around areas of interest that your organization can expand upon. If a large group of people share similar goals, consider developing a specialized program for that group of members to create a community and solution for your members. You can communicate with them by utilizing the custom Member ID group rule in Daxko Engage. From there, the world is your oyster!