Why choose a custom solution?
Answer: Integration and Cost
It's possible to manage a center with a group of 3rd party services. It's easy to sign up for a service and get going in minutes. But you soon realize you need several services and they all have hidden costs. The worst part is that they don't inter-operate. When someone registers for your retreat, you need to manually enter them into your donor database, your email lists, your online communities and your ride share system. They create more work than they save.
The Retreat Suite is like a box of Lego blocks. Every piece fits together and we build the system just right for you. Pay for only the modules you need.
|BYO Website||We copy your existing web site to the Retreat Suite platform, upgrade it to latest mobile-friendly standards, add new pages for the Retreat Suite modules and design a new home page that automatically promotes your events, teachers and media.||$2000|
|Design New Website||We design a new web site for you to modern standards that best resonates with your intended audience. We assist with design, marketing and user experience based on our fifteen years of experience helping spiritual organizations serve their communities.||$4000|
|Calendar and Registration Module||Install registration, payment, scholarships, rideshare, waiting lists, prerequisites and all other features listed under the Calendar and Registration section on the Features page.||$2000|
|Teachers Module||Install landing pages for your teachers with their photos, bios and events.||$500|
|Media Module||Install library of videos, audios and podcasts of your teachers promoted on their landing pages, your home page, YouTube and the iTunes store.||$500|
|Resource Library Module||Install a library of articles and materials accessible to the public or only to your community or retreat attendees.||$500|
|Community and Outreach Module||Install features to create and manage communities, volunteers and donors.||$500|
You'll save a lot of money with Retreat Suite because it has no ongoing costs.
Let's do the math. Let's assume you have a medium sized center or community that books 200 spaces a month in classes and retreats for $100 each and an email list of 5000 subscribers. Retreat Suite pays for itself in six months.
Monthly services at typical rates
|Online Registration||Typical fees including credit card processing||$1300|
|Donor Management||Keep track of donations, tax receipts, fundraising campaigns||$200|
|Email lists||Announcements, newsletters and automated emails.||$90|
|Web host||Host your e-commerce web site.||$100|
|That's $20,280 per year in costs!|
Retreat Suite Ongoing Costs
|Online Registration||Pay only non-profit PayPal fees||$500|
|Donor management||Built into platform and integrated with other services.||$0|
|Email lists||Fully integrated with donor and attendee lists.||$60|
|Web host||Self cloud hosting.||$50|
|That's $7,320 per year in costs, representing a savings of $12,960 per year!|
* Typical costs. During consultation, we'll break these costs down even further to deliver the perfect system for you.