Our society is gradually transforming into a digitally-driven one. Even youth programs and after-school clubs are moving their registration processes online. This shift is beneficial for both parents and club administrators alike. With electronic registration, parents can easily enroll their children in programs from home and club administrators can keep track of valuable data that would otherwise be lost through manual processing. Is it time to digitize your registration process? Keep reading to find out how to get started!
Some of the benefits of a digital registration process are less paperwork, impact metrics, online payments, improved communication, and overall a lot of time saved! Platforms like AfterSchool HQ allow you to track valuable student data that would be difficult to gather if registration was handled in person. Online payments make it easy for parents to pay for their children’s programs with the click of a button. This helps reduce the amount of paperwork that is typically associated with registration processes while reducing the risk of cash and checks being mishandled. Additionally, online registration platforms enable easy communication between program providers, parents, and students. It is simple for providers to send automated emails and notifications to parents, and parents can easily reach out to providers. This helps ensure that everyone is up-to-date on the latest information regarding their child’s program.
If you’re ready to make the switch to online registration, we recommend starting small. As a first step, you want to choose a platform that satisfies the program’s needs and collects the right information. After you find the right platform, start digitizing one or two programs and see how it works. Be sure that any club administrator, volunteer, parent, or anyone else involved with the registration process is aware of the change. Once you get the hang of things, you can gradually transition all of your programs over to the online platform. Online registration is the future of youth programs and after-school clubs, so make the switch today and see for yourself how beneficial it can be!
If you are still unsure if digitizing your registration process is right for you, please contact us for more information. Our team is happy to help you get started with a free trial!