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IndustrySoftware as a Service (SaaS)
Founded2011; 11 years ago (2011)
  • Karen Kuah (CEO)
  • Dennis Boyer (COO)
  • Aikmeng Kuah (CTO)
HeadquartersDallas, TX
Number of locations
Area served
United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and more (varies by payment gateway choice).
Key people
  • Karen Kuah
  • Aikmeng Kuah
  • Membership management
  • Member directory
  • Event calendar
  • Online payments
  • Forms, carts and donations
  • Member only content
  • Easy integration with WordPress, Squarespace, Weebly, WithoutCode and other websites

MembershipWorks is an American cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. MembershipWorks was founded in 2011 by Karen Kuah, Dennis Boyer, and Aikmeng Kuah and is best known for its award-winning management software.[1]

MembershipWorks aims to help chambers of commerce, trade associations, professional and networking groups, clubs, societies, nonprofits, cooperatives and other membership groups to digitize, automate, and streamline their business processes.[2]

As of 2021, the company operates in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries, managing over 10,000 accounts including AIA Connecticut, Chicago Sculpture International, TCWLA, TIFA, ACE Foundation, and others.[3]


MembershipWorks was established in 2011 with the aim to help membership groups easily add membership features to their website. The idea of creating such this membership plugin was proposed by the founder Karen Kuah who experienced firsthand how dysfunctional some membership systems could be. To streamline membership management processes, MembershipWorks was designed as an easy-to-use, cloud-based CRM platform.

Since its inception, the company has helped more than 10,000 associations, clubs, groups, nonprofits, and chambers globally. By using this membership management software, organizations have avoided workplace inefficiencies, member data inconsistencies, enterprise-level pricing, and missing integrations. This SaaS offers a reasonably-priced, all-in-one membership platform that is easy to set up.

MembershipWorks is compatible with WordPress, Squarespace, Weebly, WithoutCode, and other websites. Integration of the membership software into these sites is accomplished by copying and pasting of either shortcodes or code snippets. Featured member, login and event widgets are also available for WordPress. Tiered administration access levels are available on paid plans.

Products and services

Organizations can use MembershipWorks' cloud-based membership software to manage member data, handle online payments, accept donations, publish member directories, create members only content and more. It offers a vast range of products including membership management and CRM, member directory, event system, shopping cart, forms and donations.[4]

Membership Management & CRM

This service helps the users to organize and easily find individuals or groups of members. It also allows them to view a member's history at a glance with the Timeline feature. This service facilitates Member self-management and automatic billing to reduce routine management tasks. Admins can receive daily email updates on membership billing activities.

Member Directory

The member directory includes interactive maps, member profiles, member deals, a customizable search feature, image gallery, member videos and more. The online directory can be made available to the public or privately to members only.

Event System

The event system by MembershipWorks offers a categorizable event calendar with one-page event checkout to improve conversions. Organizations can charge different prices for event tickets based upon the purchaser’s membership levels and membership status.


Organizations using the system can collect fixed or flexible amounts of donations with either online or offline payments. The forms system used to take donations can also be leveraged to create shopping carts and other forms that are not payment-related as well. Admins can set up notifications to come to different email addresses depending upon what was purchased. .

Members Only Content

Organizations can restrict access to pages by adding an HTML snippet or shortcode. Content access can be controlled for each page by membership level, member labels and more.


  • Most Promising Subscription & Billing Management Solution Providers of 2020 - CIO Review
  • Best Membership Software & SaaS Provider of 2020 - New World Report
  • Membership Management SaaS of the Year - Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2020
  • Best Membership Management SaaS - Technology Elite Awards 2019 (US Business News)

In the media



  1. "Membership Website Design for WordPress $2250". Evolv. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. "5 Best WordPress Plugins for Association Management Site | KB Web". Keybridge Web. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. "Most Common Mistakes Associations Make with their Website | Philanthropy Journal | NC State University". 15 July 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  4. "MembershipWorks: Delivering a Cloud-based Membership Management Software". CIOReview. Retrieved 6 August 2021.

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