NAEPC is aware of ongoing outreach to affiliated councils by StarChapter. Please be advised that NAEPC is not affiliated with this company, does not use the services of StarChapter for its management or website needs, and does not endorse the product offered by StarChapter.
Local Council Website Solutions
Choosing the best website for your council can be a daunting experience. It can be difficult to know which company is the most reliable and whether pricing is competitive. For nearly 20 years, NAEPC has been offering websites to its affiliated councils that are easy to use, economical, and continuously enhanced.
delivering a cost-effective option for both website and administrative needs
giving even the most tentative user the confidence to know that he or she is working efficiently for their association
streamlined administration means that volunteer leadership can concentrate on growth and direction, while clearly sharing the association’s message, mission, and network with its core audience
- 50% discount on first year of new service
- $200 discount on upgraded level of service
- On-demand tutorials for the most recently-used features
- License number management for continuing education purposes (Level III or above)
- Add text members automatically receive after registring for an event - perfect for Zoom meeting links (Level III or above)
- Customize the text a member sees when their application is accepted (Level III or above)
- Enhanced Financial Reporting (Level III or above)
> Concerned about being able to afford another expense? All levels (except the online listing) can accommodate sponsorship integration! Many councils have done so very successfully, turning the website into a source of non-dues revenue.
Cost: Complimentary with NAEPC Membership
Displays basic contact information for one staff executive or officer, allowing prospective members using the national website to reach your council's primary contact.
Level I - Basic Site
Cost: $400 per year / $200 after July 1st (first year of service only)
This website is designed for the council that wants the most basic online presence and is a stepping-stone to the enhanced options that include RSVP features, tracking of member history, etc. This site includes the following functionality:
- Basic Home page with Ability to Add a Local Image
- About Us, Committees, and Contact Us Pages
- Calendar of Events with National Calendar Integration
- Viewable Member Directory with Search Capability
- Member Benefits Page Featuring Nationally-Available Benefits
- Web-Based Administration
- Link to NAEPC
Level II - Standard Site
Cost: $800 per year / $400 after July 1st (first year of service only)
Offering more functionality than the Basic Site, this option also includes the following features:
Domain Name Management
NAEPC will purchase and maintain a council's domain name through the term of service (www.YourCityEPC.org)
Enhanced Home Page with 8 Design Templates
Additional Pages: Leadership, Past Presidents, Sponsors with Banners & Links, and Links
Member Directory Print Options
Online Application Form (Customizable Interactive Form or Download Options)
Secure Member Login
Member-Only Access Control
Broadcast Email and Texting
Level III - Deluxe Site with Non-Integrated Payment Processing
Cost: $1,200 per year / $600 after July 1st (first year of service only)
This option takes the standard site and adds the capability to handle financial transactions securely, and allows the council to control and post more information. Additional features include:
Sponsor Banner Management
For sponsor banners on the home page and top of each page, including click tracking
On-line Secure Event RSVP *Integrates with PayPal Only
Allows council members to view calendar events and interactively RSVP simply by selecting a member or guest price category and payment option. The council website administrator sets price categories and payment options and can also include event details and an RSVP link on an outgoing e-mail broadcast.
Additional Page: Council Information
Interactive Membership Renewal with Payment Options
Ability to Add Items to the Member Benefits Page
Categorization of Sponsors
Level IV - Enhanced Deluxe Site with Fully-Integrated Payment Processing
Cost: $1,600 per year / $800 after July 1st (first year of service only)
This Option includes all the features of all other levels and adds in fully-integrated online secure payment processing.
(Council must have or establish a merchant account that is compatible with PlugNPay and commit to ongoing PCI Compliance monitoring to take advantage of level website. The NAEPC can provide guidance on the establishment of a merchant account and an explanation of PCI Compliance.)
Please call the office at 866-226-2224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.
PCI Compliance Information
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is managed by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). Founded in 2006 by the five biggest credit card providers, the Council ensures that merchants meet the required levels of security when they store, process and transmit cardholder data. Being PCI compliant is highly advisable for merchants that accept card payments to avoid non-compliance fees. The requirements for becoming PCI compliant are relative to how your merchant account provider operates.
Credit card processing on an NAEPC-hosted estate planning council website is handled using commonly accepted security measures, including: conveying of secure financial data in an encrypted format using a valid SSL certificate, and no (Level 4) or minimal (Level 3) storage of any card information, and always in an encrypted format. As the merchant account holder, your council will be required to complete a yearly PCI Compliance scan on the website and to make sure that the council contact is up-to-date.
To learn more about PCI Compliance, please visit the CardConnect reference page.