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Won’t You Join My Qlubb?

October 5, 2009

Please meet some of my BEST pals!

Tech Mom Playdate!

I was asked to test out

And at first I didn’t get what it was for?
Here’s their tagline:

“Qlubb: for organizing groups anything else is chaos”

Hmmm? I was intrigued. I dug deeper.
How can I better organize my group or club?

They ask:

Are you a Soccer mom?
Do you run your school’s PTA?
Are you a class mom?
Or do you Run a Women’s group?

Or… a Bookclub…?

Oh now we’re talkin’. We have been trying to get our local bookclub organized better for months I even tried opening a google group email account. But none of the moms replied to the invite…(it went to spam?) and I couldn’t figure out how to manually add them??

I gave a shot.

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Dude. It was unbelievably easy.
Like three steps of easy:

1. Register for an account.
Think up a name that will double as both your group’s private website URL, AND your group’s joint email address. It will look like:

Plus your group will have it’s own password protection, so come up with something everyone will be able to remember! {I chose the title of one of the books we all loved last year.}

2. Send a quick email invite to all the members in your group.
(And if the moms in your group are not tech savvy like some in mine weren‘t… you can create each member’s account and get them set up for receiving group emails). A very cool part is that they do not have to interact with the website if they don’t want to. Several of the moms in my bookclub only wanted to have emails sent to them, not have to worry about ‘posting’ to the site or anything. Which is totally fine!

3. Customize your new Qlubb..Club!
Lots of options, and they came with quick easy instructions:

  • There is a group calendar (by FAR my favorite part of the whole site).
  • An update area called ‘Blurbs’. This is like a wall…{if you get facebook then you will understand how the update area works}.
  • The picture upload is really popular with my group.
  • I like seeing the list of messages that have gone out to or from the group all in one place as well.

So far this has worked out really fabulously. The person in charge of scheduling the dates and homes for the next 6 months was able to go in and create an event in the calendar for all those book nights. Plus she set them to remind everyone a week before the date is coming! LOVE THAT!

And even better— there have been several other uses for our Qlubb site that weren’t immediately obvious… for example: I recently helped put on a MaxMom Fundraiser event partnering with OfficeMax. And I was able to add the party to the calendar and send out an invite to everyone in the ‘Qlubb‘. Plus we often jump into ad hoc park playdates or quick runs to the lake or the library. And now a quick email dashed off to our email address means everyone in the group has a heads up {if they check their email daily.. like I do that is}!

If you’d like more organization and less chaos for your group or club? Go ahead, make yours an organized Qlubb! was created by Sophie Chiang and get this, her twitter username is: @OphieSay! I thought that was totally clever! By referring others to you could win a CitizenPip Lunch System! Happy Qlubbing!

In case you’re interested, Our upcoming books:

  • Movie Night: Secret Life Of Bees

  • Eragon—Christopher Paolini
  • Bride Most Begrudging—Deeanne Gist
  • Ophelia—Lisa Klein
  • Hamlet—Shakespeare
  • The Book Thief—Markus Zusac
  • The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins

Disclaimer: I was asked to review, and received a citizenpip lunch box as compensation.