195% INCREASED ENGAGEMENT
80% DECREASED HOURS
FINALLY JOINED THE 1 MILLION+ PAGE VIEWS CLUB
Learn how Stephanie Kirk helped guide her Council to greater engagement!
"I first became passionate about Scouting as a Girl Scout when I started off as a Brownie. I remember I couldn't wait to sell cookies as a Junior and was a top seller in my troop (paying to go to camp) and I bridged over into Cadettes.
Now, as an adult I have spent the last 17 years volunteering and working full-time in the Scouting community. As a communications specialist, I understand first-hand the communication challenges that staff and volunteers have in communicating with parents and units.
Four years ago, our team was introduced to a technology designed by InspireHUB. We had tried many different solutions before we encountered this platform and were skeptical of adding yet "another new technology" into the mix. We already had so much to do! Who has time to learn another technology?
Learning to use the technology was super easy and within weeks of using the technology I was finding time savings in my day. The amount of time I gained back was so significant that we ended up changing my role and where I spent my time.
While I was finding new found freedom, we were also seeing other communication changes. Like many councils, we were using multiple tools and trying to "keep up" with all the different ways of communicating out to different audiences. Now, we finally had an app and our "source of truth". What started off as a small few channels in our app grew to become an entire hub.
Thankfully the platform that our app is built on is meant to scale and eventually we ended up leveraging the website and other robust capabilities to our advantage.
Recently, we completed a side-by-side study comparing our hub against our previous website engagement. We discovered that we had a 195% increase over the best year of pageviews for our previous website! Today, our hub receives so much use and traffic that recently we've encountered businesses who are inquiring about promoting their services into our council community. We never had a "website" or "email tool" do that for us! We're now exploring what it will look like for us to partner with brand sponsors in continuing to support the good work of our staff and volunteers.
The best decision we made was to start small and build upon our success. We've been thrilled to help bring this solution to other councils over the years. Now we are so excited to introduce an even more affordable solution for councils just getting started. Scout Knot is an affordable way to get started using the platform and focuses in on just the main features that made the biggest difference to us when we first started.
If you are a Council who has only one staff or volunteer responsible for all communications, or if you have no designated person or communication plan, then Scout Knot will be one of the best investments you make! I know it was for us!
Communication Specialist - Circle Ten Council
17 Years with Scouting