The Reston eVillage offers a host of benefits to our local Neighborhoods in our goal of building a better Reston. Each Neighborhood receives the following suite of features at no charge.
Mini web site site:
A multi-paged mini-site with a complete suite of pages, interactive features and on-line tools to manage all the components. The "Home page" is a full page within the site which includes your organization's contact information (address, phone and fax numbers), your logo,a full page describing your organization, links to your web site (if applicable) and e-mail address.
Create and publish E-Newsletters then sent them to all of your members. You can create as many different newsletter types as needed. Organize them in folders, include photos and selectively send as often as needed. Your neighborhood's logo is automatically included in each E-Newsletter. No programming or technical skills are required to send out professional looking newsletters.
To save you the effort of entering your members one at a time via the web site, we give you an Excel spreadsheet to enter the members. Probably, you already have your residents in spreadsheet or database that can easily be imported into the spreadsheet. We will then upload your residents and e-mail their password with a welcome message from your neighborhood.
An on-line store to offer your services, collect dues and donations. Establish separate departments to organize your products, include both a "thumbnail" and full size photo of the product with a full page describing the features. Designate "Specials" that display on each page of your store. Integrated with the PayPal® on-line payment system allowing you to accept cash, credit card and e-check payments on-line without the high cost and hassle of establishing your own merchant account and e-commerce enabled web site. back to top
Offer the convenience and improved efficency of accepting reservations for your organization's events via your pages. You decide the days, hours, frequency, how far in advance to accept on-line reservations, and maximum reservations per time period. Each offering is displayed with its own description. You can link specific reservation offerings to your neighborhood's calendar allowing residents to quickly and easily make reservations for a specific event and date offering (for example, car washes, meetings, facility tours, etc.). You can choose to automatically confirm reservations or allow you to "Get back" to the community member. When an reservation is made, you and the client each receive an individual notice/confirmation e-mail. Each offering can have its own custom confirmation message sent to the member. back to top
Publish photos of your neighborhoods's events, amenities, members and activities with just the point and click of your mouse. Your photos are organized into Albums of your choice. The images are automatically re-sized for proper display and a "thumbnail" version created. Each photo can include an optional narrative providing additional details. back to top
Display your special events on your own organization's calendar (meetings, presentations, fund raisers, etc.). Each calendar event includes full page describing the event which can include photos/images and links for eye-catching presentation. Additionally, the events can be linked to the on-line Reservation system. back to top
Contact Us Topics:
A powerful Contact Us e-mail system allowing you to create several topics (for example, membership requests, more info, etc.) the site visitor selects that best describes their question. Each topic can have mulitple e-mail addresses assigned to automatically route the requests to the appropriate neighborhood or management company person. back to top
Easy Self-Service Feature Managment:
A powerful, yet easy, to use suite of Self-Service, on-line tools within a password protected area empowering you to quickly manage the features. No programming or technical expertise is required. back to top
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