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How to Set Up Your IAIP Group Website
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IAIP offers a free web site builder (and hosting) for members who wish to create an IAIP association, council or regional web site.

Use the instructions below to get started building your web site today. Click on the photos below to view them larger.

If you own your own domain name (such as www.yourassociation.com) you can still use this domain name for your website. You will just need to go to the website where you purchased the domain name (ie: Godaddy, Domain.com, etc.) and redirect your domain name so that it points to your association's page on the IAIP web site.

These websites are open to anyone through search engines like Google and Yahoo, so please keep in mind that all content shown on these pages can be viewed by members and non-members alike. Personal member information (such as renewal lists, mailing lists, email addresses, etc.) should not be shared here unless you first receive the member's expressed consent. For example, your Local President and/or officers may want to share their email addresses with prospective members looking for more information on joining your association.

The "friendly" url for your homepage is http://www.insuranceprofessionals.org/group/nnn. For the “nnn” substitute your association number (a 3-digit code), council number (a 4-digit code) or region code for the (the number of your region followed by two zeros) depending on what group your web site represents.

For additional assistance in setting up your association's website page, please contact Director of Marketing at
marketing@iaip-ins.org or 1-800-766-6249 ext 4.

Let's get started….

Step 1:
You will first need to designate an admin for the website who will be responsible for setting up and maintaining your website. Once you have identified this person, please email Amanda Hammerli at membership@iaip-ins.org. The subject of your email should read, Website Admin Request. Then you will need to include the following information in the body of your email: 1.) The name of the member that will be the admin for your website and 2.) The name of your association, council or region.

Step 2:
Once you receive confirmation back from John that your admin has been set up, the admin can log into the website and begin building your website.

Step 3:
After your admin logs into the website, they will need to go to My Profile – Manage Profile. From there, they will need to click on the Groups option under the Community header.



Step 4:

When you pull up the Groups page, you will need to select the association that you want to build a website for (local, council or region). You will see a "person” icon next to the association(s) that you are the admin for. Click on the group name to continue.


Step 5:
You will then see your association's backend website builder page. You can then select the Group Admin Options tab to get started.




Step 6:

Under the Group Admin Options tab you will see several options for managing the content of your website.

Step 7

First, start under Content Management – Homepage Options. Here you will be able to say a few words about your local association, select the menu options for your page and add welcome text for your group page.

If you want to add any links or photos to your website page, you will first need to upload them to the Resource Manager (that can be found in the upper right hand corner of the page). Then use the Insert options to include these items on your website page.



Step 8:
Next, go back to the Group Admin Options tab and select the Group Homepage Layout option. Here you will be able to select a template for your website, select the features shown on your website and create the layout of your page by following the instructions on this page.



Step 9:
After you are finished creating a custom layout for your website page, you can return to the Group Admin Options tab and select the Custom Pages option. Here you will be able to create any custom pages that you would like to be available on your website, such as Educational Offerings, Meeting Schedule, etc.)

Step 10:
If you go back to the Group Admin Options tab, you will notice several other options that can assist you in further customizing your website. These options will allow you to add items to your calendar, add photo albums, add and manage blogs and forums and more!

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