Another successful Harnessing the Web Conference with Memberwise

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This week Silverbear attending the fourth annual Harnessing the Web event, hosted by Memberwise. This event is the leading conference for membership organisations in the UK wanting to know more about digital and web based technologies and strategies.

Yet again, Silverbear were highly involved in the event, being both the Official Online Member Services sponsor and also giving a showcase presentation. The presentation took delegates through the Silverbear Membership solution and focused on key features and functionality that enables membership organisations to manage all aspects of their membership community.

Richard Gott, Memberwise Network Founder, had this to say:

In 2016 the association and membership sector turned a real corner. Enhancing online member engagement was identified as the most important goal (above new member acquisition) and this year’s conference provided targeted information, advice and solutions to help achieve this. Partner working is critical, so it is great that Silverbear is working in collaboration with the network to upgrade the association and membership sector from the inside.

Feedback from the event showed the benefits delegates felt they received from attending:

  • 95% of delegates will go back to the office and change/develop at least one online activity (up 3% from 2015)
  • 2/3rds of delegates confirmed that their governing committees/bodies expect digital improvement to be provided immediately (unrealistic)
  • 329 delegates attended

 Carl Grieves, Silverbear Director was thrilled with how the event went:

We have a fantastic relationship with Memberwise; because they never fail to host superb events. This conference gave delegates real, actionable insights and knowledge into how they can leverage the benefits of the web to improve the service they give to their own members. This was by far the most productive Harnessing the Web conference we have attended.

For those interested in attending future Memberwise events, their next conference is Membership Excellence 2017, to be held on 27th April 2017 at Park Plaza Victoria. More information can be found at