AIGA | the professional association for design
Thirdwave has been working very closely with the AIGA for 8 years developing online systems and integrating them with back office systems to streamline membership registration, event registration, chapter communication efforts, online galleries, content management and numerous additional online initiatives.
Our experience with the American Institute of Graphic Arts provides an excellent frame of reference for a successful relationship. The AIGA is a Not for Profit organization of 16,000 graphic design professionals in the United States. The applications that Thirdwave has built and the ongoing technical support that Thirdwave provides has helped the AIGA continue to grow in tough economic times and also increase the efficiency of the salaried staff.
MULTISITE CONTENT MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION
The AIGA website uses a robust implementation of Thirdwave’s Web-based Content Management System. Of particular note, editors are able to manage several AIGA domains underneath the single CMS. Features of the site include improved intranet tools that allow better collaboration between chapter board members and the national organization. These tools include discussion boards, event management tools, membership reporting tools, and an email list management tool.
ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION AND E-COMMERCE SYSTEMS
Thirdwave has implemented a powerful, secure e-commerce engine to support the entirety of AIGA.org. Each year, more than a million dollars travel through the event registration and membership sign up processes.
MEMBERSHIP DATABASE INTEGRATION
The online directory of members includes single sign-on capabilities across domains and profile management. Both the membership database and the e-commerce engine are directly tied to the organization’s iMIS system.