I'll give it a try.
Our non-profit organisation lives by it's members. We are focussed on political motorcycle topics (in dutch a lobby society, no idea how to translate that). In Belgium, we've got about 350.000 motorcycle drivers. And 5.000 are member of our organisation. How more members, how stronger we stand towards politici if they vote a stupid (anti-motorcycle) law. So the goal is to have as much motorcycles as possible to become a member.
Since some years, i'm using jevents as a kind of public calendar where everybody can post his 'motorcycle-based' event. Moderated by one person since we want to keep it only motorcycle related (trips, events, meeting, swaps...). The end goal is to have a central calendar
in Belgium. Of course, this should stay like this. It's a good way to pull people to our site.
2 years ago, this was a real hot topic on our site. But since the last year, no more effort has been put in the site (mea culpa). So i'm building a complete new site (with joomla 3). In this site, our members should have a lot of extra features. And i want to give jevent a big central place in the extra features.
I'm thinking of:
- Event reminder by mail
- Special categories
- Promotion of our own events (fe meetings)
- Facebook post/like?
- Hide event details for non members (or only intro words?)