Tired of spending too much time managing your RC club?
Join DualRates and get back to flying, faster!
What is DualRates?
DualRates is a one-stop shop for all of your RC club's website and information needs. We provide you with a simple set of tools for creating your website and managing your club, all through one easy-to-use interface. This allows you to keep your website up-to-date and doing so in less time than ever before.
What exactly does DualRates offer?
DualRates is designed from the ground up as service to help you manage both the front office and back office of your club. The front office is all of the content that your members and the public see on the website and the back office is all of the administration involved in running your club. Some of the highlights include:
- Front Office
- Public and Members-only Web Pages
- Club Calendar
- Members-only Area
- Newsletter Publishing
- Photo & Video Galleries
- Personalized Look & Feel
- Back Office
- Membership Sign-up & Management (online payments optional)
- Automated AMA Membership Verification
- Member Survey
- Online Officer Elections
- Email Distribution
- Website Pop-Up Alerts (i.e. special announcements or field closings)
- Simplified Club & Website Administration
All of these features are available through a web-based graphical interface, so there is no programming involved or confusing web designing to learn. Plus, you can assign various responsibilities to different members of the club, so the work is shared and content is kept up to date.
Is it easy to switch my website to DualRates?
Since most club websites contain mostly static pages, the process of switching is pretty easy and can be done in a day or two. If you're not sure how to do this, we'll be glad to help.
How will our members benefit from us joining DualRates?
Being a member of a club, there's nothing worse than missing an event becuase you didn't know about it or showing up for an event, only to find out it was cancelled. By making it easier to keep your website up-to-date and improving how you share information, your members will have a better experience being a part of your club. Also, any members who belong to multiple clubs that are hosted by DualRates can share their profile across all associated clubs.
Are there other DualRates clubs that I can view?
You can see a list of clubs hosted by DualRates by clicking here.
Is my information safe?
DualRates is built atop the industry's leading database technology used by nearly every major corporation to protect everything from sensitive financial information to medical records. All information is secure and encrypted and access is explicitly controlled by each member. Also, any information provided will only be used for the purposes of your website. We will not sell and/or use information in any other way unless you have explicitly granted us permission.
How is DualRates different from other RC websites?
Most RC community websites are geared towards individual enthusiasts, not towards the clubs they may belong to. DualRates on the other hand is designed specifically to support your club and all of its activities. In addition to meeting all of your club's web hosting needs, we provide all of the "back office" services to help you manage your club's membership including automated AMA membership verification and online membership registration & Payments via PayPal (PayPal merchant account required).
What makes DualRates different from other web providers?
Most likely, today you are renting space on a provider's web server to host your website and that's all you get, space. You have to do all the work of creating and maintaining all of the pages using complicated tools and learning confusing HTML. This is very time consuming and can be a frustrating process, which often leads to a website's content quickly becoming outdated.
DualRates on the other hand, operates as a web service designed specifically for RC clubs. We've replaced the tedious task of having to manually edit web pages with a simple set of tools and forms that address specific areas of managing your club, making the whole process easier and less error-prone. This allows you to keep your club's information current while doing so in a fraction of the time you're spending today. All for about the same cost as what you're probably already paying.
How much does it cost?
Our goal is to keep things simple. DualRates has an annual service fee of $149 per year. This includes use of all features described above + annual renewal of your club's domain, SSL certificate registration and PayPal integration for online membership payment (requires club PayPal account).
How do I get started?
If you're ready to get started, feel free to email us or call us at (440) 299-8008 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you get started.