Design Considerations for Membership Organization Websites

August, 2002


There are very few examples of membership organizations with well-designed websites. Currently, the front pages of many organizations’ sites simply have a navigation bar on the left side with blocks for buttons that begin at the top of the screen and continue down. Surprisingly, community features are usually lacking on these sites, which usually represent a membership body–a natural community. This article provides suggestions for enhancements that can help organization websites better serve their members.