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Group Interactive Networks ("GIN") announces it will facilitate its 8th annual Greek Technology Summit in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 5. The summit brings fraternity and sorority leaders and vendors together for a look at trends in the fraternity and sorority community.


Hosted by GIN, the seminar has previously been held at Delta Tau Delta Fraternity headquarters, but is moving this year due to increased demand.  This year's summit will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel where GIN will have a reserved room block and space for breakout sessions.


The seminar will start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. Lunch is provided, and there is no cost to attend. GIN will also offer limited travel stipends for attendees.


The summit began as a way for fraternity and sorority staff members to learn from subject matter experts in the fraternal community and share information with their peers in other organizations.  The agenda includes guest speakers and educational programming geared toward technology professionals, chapter services professionals, and executive directors.


 "We've had great feedback on the seminars, and over the years have covered a lot of technology topics from websites to database integration and social media. This year we are specifically focused on looking ahead at what we see as the future of technology for groups in the next 2-4 years--bringing all technology pieces together," said Ethan Fieldman, GIN's President.


Fraternity or sorority staff members and volunteers who are interested in attending the summit can visit www.GINsystem.com/rsvp for full details and to make a reservation or email lynn@ginsystem.com for more information.



About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Beta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.


Contact:

Lynn Chapman


Group Interactive Networks (GIN)

104 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor

Gainesville, FL 32601

lynn@GINsystem.com

888-GIN-SYSTEM (446-7978)


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Gin To Host 9th Annual Greek Technology Summit And Alumni Roundtable

Group Interactive Networks ("GIN") announces it will facilitate its annual Greek technology summit in Orlando on Friday, January 27. The seminar brings fraternity and sorority leaders together for a look at trends in the fraternity and sorority community.


Hosted by GIN and now in its 9th year, the Summit has grown from a one-day meeting to include a half-day alumni roundtable on Thursday preceding the Summit. This year's summit will be held at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando, where GIN will have a reserved room block and space for breakout sessions.


The summit includes programming geared toward technology professionals, chapter services professionals, communication professionals and executive directors. The summit began as a way for fraternity and sorority staff members to learn from subject matter experts in the fraternal community and share information with peers. Attendance has grown each year that GIN has hosted the meeting.


 "We've had great feedback on the seminars, and over the years have covered a lot of technology topics from websites and social media to database integration. This year we are again focused on what we see as the future of technology for groups-bringing technology pieces together to give members a streamlined experience with all their organization's tools," said Ethan Fieldman, GIN's President.


"We're also really excited to expand the summit to include the alumni roundtable-we know there are a number of topics that challenge our users-reaching, capturing, and communicating with alumni. We know this is going to be a great addition to our program and are glad to have a number of alumni services professionals joining us for these conversations."


The alumni roundtable begins at 12 p.m. on January 26. The technology summit begins at 10 a.m. on January 27 and ends at 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend and room reservations are included for attendees.


Fraternity or sorority staff members and volunteers who are interested in attending the Technology Summit or Alumni Roundtable can email Emily Rieders (rieders@ginsystem.com) for more information.



About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.


Contact: 

Lynn Chapman

Group Interactive Networks (GIN)

104 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor

Gainesville, FL 32601

Lynn@GINsystem.com

888-GIN-SYSTEM

(446-7978) ext. 124

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GIN Users Make More than 86,000 Emergency Contact Updates

GINsystem users from fraternity and sorority chapters nationwide have made more than 86,000 updates to their emergency contact information in the GINsystem mobile and desktop apps.


This fall GIN added an emergency contact section to the profile for each user, allowing members to store local contact information and information on things like a peanut allergy or use of an allergy injector like an Epipen. The profile includes a place to record specific dietary restrictions as well as an open space for additional information. This profile data is available at all times via the GINsystem web and mobile app.


"We have a lot of chapters that stored emergency information with paper-based methods," said Elle Thomas of GIN's Client Relations team. "This highly-requested feature allows each chapter member to update his or her own information and house it securely in the cloud where it's easily accessible along with other contact data. This provides a much more seamless process and makes access to this information much quicker.  Officers now have every member's emergency contact information in their pockets - 24/7."


"Members of GINsystems made 86,200 updates through the middle of November and we expect to see that number continue to increase," added Thomas.


About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.


Contact: 

Lynn Chapman

Group Interactive Networks (GIN)

104 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor

Gainesville, FL 32601

Lynn@GINsystem.com

888-GIN-SYSTEM

(446-7978) ext. 124
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GIN Launches Attendance Tracking Feature



Group Interactive Networks, creator of the GINsystem chapter portal, announces the launch of its mobile Attendance Tracking feature.
Chapter officers create events for which to track attendance and establish the associated check-in locations in the GINsystem. When a member is geographically inside the specific event location during the time of the event, he or she simply selects the event and checks in using the GPS technology on her phone. Officers can also set up a 4-digit passcode for event check-in. Once a member enters the code from her mobile device, her attendance is recorded.


"The GINsystem Attendance Tracking feature eliminates the need for paper sign-in sheets or lengthy roll calls," said Emily Sexton of GIN. "This is probably our most-requested feature, so we're really excited to launch this at the start of the school year. Many of our national clients had chapters paying for services, and now they have an integrated solution at no additional cost."


Chapter officers establish check-in preferences when they add an event to the chapter calendar. Once users check in, clicking on the event lets the officer view checked in members and export or print the list of members along with the time of check in. Officers can also add or remove a check in manually.




"We love GIN's new check-in attendance feature. It's easy to use and is so much better than calling roll or using sign-in sheets," said Rachel Montgomery, an Alpha Xi Delta chapter officer from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.



About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the link that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit http://www.GINsystem.com for more information.



Contact:

Lynn Chapman

Group Interactive Networks (GIN)
104 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Gainesville, FL 32601
Lynn@GINsystem.com
888-GIN-SYSTEM (446-7978) ext. 124
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GIN to Host 8th Annual Greek Technology Summit

Group Interactive Networks ("GIN") announces it will facilitate its 8th annual Greek Technology Summit in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 5. The summit brings fraternity and sorority leaders and vendors together for a look at trends in the fraternity and sorority community.


Hosted by GIN, the seminar has previously been held at Delta Tau Delta Fraternity headquarters, but is moving this year due to increased demand.  This year's summit will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel where GIN will have a reserved room block and space for breakout sessions.


The seminar will start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. Lunch is provided, and there is no cost to attend. GIN will also offer limited travel stipends for attendees.


The summit began as a way for fraternity and sorority staff members to learn from subject matter experts in the fraternal community and share information with their peers in other organizations.  The agenda includes guest speakers and educational programming geared toward technology professionals, chapter services professionals, and executive directors.


 "We've had great feedback on the seminars, and over the years have covered a lot of technology topics from websites to database integration and social media. This year we are specifically focused on looking ahead at what we see as the future of technology for groups in the next 2-4 years--bringing all technology pieces together," said Ethan Fieldman, GIN's President.


Fraternity or sorority staff members and volunteers who are interested in attending the summit can visit www.GINsystem.com/rsvp for full details and to make a reservation or email lynn@ginsystem.com for more information.



About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Beta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.


Contact:

Lynn Chapman


Group Interactive Networks (GIN)

104 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor

Gainesville, FL 32601

lynn@GINsystem.com

888-GIN-SYSTEM (446-7978)


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GIN Users Log More Than 100,000 Study Hours Using GINsystem App

In the first three months of use, GINsystem users representing hundreds of sorority and fraternity chapters across the country have logged more than 100,000 study hours using the GINsystem mobile app. GIN launched mobile tracking for member study hours as part of scholastic tools developed for its members-only portal.

Chapter officers can establish permitted study locations (such as libraries and/or the chapter house) in the GINsystem. When a member is geographically inside the study location, he or she simply clicks "start studying" to begin recording hours. When she leaves the geofenced area, the app automatically stops her studying timer, or she can do it manually.

"The GINsystem study hours feature has made it so much easier for members to log their hours. We used to be logging study time using pen and paper and in only one location. One of our officers actually had to be there every time. Now we have the option to go to the library or other locations, and there isn't an issue with inaccurate hours since everything is logged by GPS location," said Sawyer Warzybuk, a chapter officer from Rider University.

The GINsystem mobile app tracks hours studied by week, total hours, and rank relative to the rest of the chapter. Chapter leaders can easily view and export study logs and add new study locations with just a few clicks. In addition to the study hours tracking feature, the GINsystem includes a "Who's in My Classes" feature that helps users organize study groups to collaborate on projects, ideas and classwork.

"The number of hours logged by users started in the hundreds of hours and has increased dramatically every week since launch. We expect the numbers to continue to grow now that schools are back in session for the spring semester," said Lara Gatehouse, a Johns Hopkins University Kappa Alpha Theta alumna who works on the feature for GIN. "Chapters have been asking for this tool, and this feature makes the whole process of logging and tracking hours easier, more efficient and more accurate."

The study tracking system was added for all GINsystem users at no additional cost at the beginning of the fall semester. "Helping support our users and chapters scholastically is important for us, and we know it's important to our clients, too, so we're really excited to add this feature to our current scholarship-related tools," said Gatehouse.

About GIN
Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Beta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.
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Kappa Beta Gamma Launches Websites and GINsystems

Kappa Beta Gamma International Sorority will launch new collegiate chapter websites and the GINsystem chapter management tool for all chapters this month.


Sorority chapters will have three custom-branded website designs to choose from, and the sites will be responsive on all mobile devices. The sites also include the GINsystem chapter portal for chapter management. The GINsystem chapter portal includes each chapter's member directory, calendar, files, activity points tracking, group emails and text messages and study tools like study hours tracking and private tutor matching.


All chapter GINsystems are connected through the GINsystem Headquarters Communication System, which allows the Sorority to share announcements, dates and files with all their chapters with just a few clicks.


"We were surprised to see how many chapters don't have a professional website, since it's the main place our organization is seen and the primary tool that parents of potential members use to learn about our group," said Anna Cowdin, Kappa Beta Gamma's International Vice Chair. "We're very excited that our chapters will not have to settle for the 2nd or 3rd best technology tools available to Greek organizations, but instead that we can provide them the top-of-the-line chapter tools from GIN."


The GIN chapter websites feature news feeds and social media links, photo slideshows, and a customizable menu that allows chapters to add and personalize pages and update all content. "For one simple, affordable annual fee, our women get a site that works on mobile and other devices and that really showcases our brand so that we as an organization can focus on things other than dealing with technology issues," said Cowdin.


About Kappa Beta Gamma

Kappa Beta Gamma International Sorority was founded in 1917 in Milwaukee, WI. Our purpose is to unite members in the bond of sisterhood and to improve the members morally, socially and intellectually. We currently have 20 active chapters across the United States and Canada. Visit www.kappabetagamma.org for more information.


About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Beta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit http://www.GINsystem.com for more information.


Contact:

Shaina Geltman

Group Interactive Networks (GIN)
104 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Gainesville, FL 32601
Shaina@GINsystem.com
888-GIN-SYSTEM (446-7978) ext. 109

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Delta Sigma Pi Launches Websites and Integrated GINsystems

Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity has launched new website designs and integrated chapter GINsystems for each of its 224 collegiate chapters and colonies.


GIN worked with the Fraternity to design three custom websites that specifically align with Delta Sigma Pi's brand and mission. The sites are responsive to screen sizes in order to be accessible via personal computers, laptops, mobile devices and tablets, and each site includes a user-friendly content editor so chapters can personalize sites with photos, videos, files and additional pages.


The sites also include each chapter's web-based chapter management tool (GINsystem), a private member portal for sharing files, the chapter calendar, surveys and polls and study tools. GIN has integrated each website and GINsystem with the Fraternity's membership database, giving members one username and password for both the chapter tools and headquarters website.


"We really appreciate the benefits of having great websites for our collegiate chapters, along with the chapter tools that make chapter management easier via the web or mobile app. The messaging features, calendar, file sharing, and scholastic tools like the "who's in my classes" and study hours tracking features add a lot of value to our chapters," said Delta Sigma Pi Executive Director Bill Schilling.


"Delta Sigma Pi, a Professional Fraternity Association member, and more than half of the National Panhellenic Conference world have true Single Sign-On (SSO) and one member profile so that GIN's tools, along with others the Fraternity uses, are brought together in one seamless technology system for the local chapter," said Shaina Geltman, vice president of client relations for GIN. "With the GINsystem web portal and mobile application, chapter members have easy access to all of their communication tools--all in one place, and the Fraternity database is always up to date with the chapter phone list."


About Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is the nation's largest and first co-ed, professional business fraternity that encourages personal and professional development of men and women pursuing careers in business. The Fraternity is one of the most diverse Greek organizations supporting scholastic, professional and service events on campuses and in communities. Delta Sigma Pi provides high-quality training and events to shape ethical leaders of tomorrow in business, communities, and the world at large. Delta Sigma Pi has grown from its founding at New York University in 1907 by four men of diverse faiths and backgrounds to an extensive network of more than 250 chapters and 275,000 members. To learn more about Delta Sigma Pi, visit dsp.org.


About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit http://www.GINsystem.com for more information.


Contact:

Shaina Geltman

Group Interactive Networks (GIN)
104 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Gainesville, FL 32601
Shaina@GINsystem.com
888-GIN-SYSTEM (446-7978) ext. 109
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Alpha Sigma Tau Integrates GINsystems with GreekLifeEdu

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority has integrated the online prevention course GreekLifeEdu® with its GINsystem chapter portals for collegiate chapters. Sorority members can access the GreekLifeEdu® course directly from their chapter GINsystems, without having to login again.



The GreekLifeEdu course, designed by EverFi, is a prevention program that addresses student beliefs about alcohol, hazing and sexual assault. All Alpha Sigma Tau new members complete the course in the first year of membership.



"It's now so easy for our members to access this tool from their chapter's GINsystem, which requires just their Alpha Sigma Tau login, which they already know," said Jim Paponetti, executive director of Alpha Sigma Tau.



The GINsystem chapter portal is an online system with mobile app that each sorority chapter uses to share its calendar, announcements, phone and email list, signups and files. The site also includes participation points and study group matching. Members access the GINsystem with their Alpha Sigma Tau login credentials to manage chapter business, update their personal profile data with the sorority or pay their sorority bill. "GIN has already helped us to get our Patriot, Billhighway, and GINsystem tools working seamlessly together," said Paponetti, "and now we're working with GIN to bring the rest of our technology pieces together, in one seamless platform. The integrated future of technology is already here for Alpha Sigma Tau."



"We're excited to bring another great tool to clients through the GINsystem portal, eliminating the need for members to have yet another username and password," said Shaina Geltman, vice president of client relations for GIN. "What's great is this integration provides true single sign-on (SSO) and is available at no cost to any of our partners that use GreekLifeEdu® --now or in the future."



About Alpha Sigma Tau

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority was founded November 4, 1899 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The purpose of Alpha Sigma Tau is to promote the ethical, cultural, and social development of its members. The sorority offers membership programming with an emphasis on academic achievement, community service, leadership development, and personal growth opportunities. For more information, visit the Alpha Sigma Tau website at www.alphasigmatau.org.



About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.
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GIN Launches Version 7.0 and Advanced Website System

Group Interactive Networks (GIN) has launched its new GINsystem 7.0 and advanced website system for its external website/internal GINsystem clients. The updated system has an improved user interface and enhanced features. The system also combines the external chapter website and the members-only GINsystem into one seamless service for a chapter, and the combined system is now completely responsive to monitor sizes and mobile devices, ensuring maximum usability across multiple formats.

In addition to a new "learn faces" quiz feature that helps members get to know one another, the system features a chapter wall, similar to a news feed and Facebook wall, available in one place via the web or a mobile phone. "The chapter wall is a great place for every member to see the latest news an officer posted or to post about anything from textbook trading to selling football tickets," said Chad Corbitt, GIN's vice president of client technology. "The wall is another part of our patented system for organizations, and another way that all the information a chapter needs is available in one place, but with officer and headquarters information front and center, above general posts."

The updated website system also features more social media linking options for the public-facing chapter websites, including Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube in addition to Facebook and Twitter. Photos can also be resized, edited, and Instagram-like filters added right from the chapter website editor with no separate photo-editing software needed.

"At GIN, we're always interested in making our tools completely accessible for users and site visitors, whether they come to our sites from a tablet, phone, or computer. These fully responsive designs and our updated GINsystem mean that our tools are even more user friendly and our users get an optimal viewing experience no matter what device they are using-no panning or scrolling to see what they need," said Corbitt. "Our integration with membership databases and financial tools has also been upgraded to work even faster than before, and to give us more options for customizing that integration for specific organizations."

The new GINsystem launched for GIN's existing national partners late this spring at no extra cost. This summer GIN is introducing the systems for three new national organizations that are joining the GIN family.

"It is important our members have access to proficient tools that advance as technology changes. Our chapter members love the internal communication tool and utilize the calendar feature to organize chapter events and send text reminders; it helps eliminate Facebook notifications and emails. Officers who manage their chapter's external website also enjoy the easy content management system and are able to quickly make changes to their website," said Holly Thompson, Vice President of Marketing, Tri Delta Executive Office.

About GIN
Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.
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Alpha Omicron Pi to launch GINsystems and Websites for chapters

Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity will launch new collegiate and alumnae chapter websites and the GINsystem chapter management tool for all chapters in early fall.



The chapter websites include an in-site photo editor, social media feeds and a user-friendly content editor so chapters can personalize their sites with additional pages, photos, videos, files, and more. AOII chapters will have three custom-branded designs to choose from, and the sites will be responsive on all mobile devices.



The sites also include each chapter's web-based chapter management tool (GINsystem), a private member portal for sharing calendar information, polls and surveys, activity points tracking, and group emails and text messages. GIN will also integrate each website and GINsystem with the Fraternity's membership database and other future technology tools.



"We are excited to launch new websites and GINsystems for our chapters. The sites will give all of our chapters a great AOII presence on the web, and we know our members will benefit from the improved communication that comes from having everything for their chapter in one place," said Troy LeForge, the Fraternity's Executive Director.



"GIN is really looking forward to introducing this technology to AOII this summer. GIN ties everything together for true Single Sign-On (SSO) and one member profile so that GIN's tools, along with all others, are finally just one seamless technology system for organizations," said Shaina Geltman, vice president of client relations. "With over half of the collegians who belong to an NPC sorority using our web and mobile tools, we continue to work toward our goal of helping all members and their organizations simplify and enhance communication."



About Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Omicron Pi was founded in 1897 at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. AOII has over 166,000 initiated members in 206 collegiate chapters and 161 alumnae chapters across the United States and Canada. Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women's fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning, and developing leadership skills through service to the Fraternity and community.



About GIN

Founded in 2004, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) creates innovative collegiate/alumni websites and integrated members-only GINsystems, and provides the glue that connects all of an organization's present and future technology tools. Clients include: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. Visit www.GINsystem.com for more information.
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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia to Launch Websites and GINsystems

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity has chosen Group Interactive Networks (GIN) to provide websites and the GINsystem chapter management tool to its collegiate and alumni chapters.

GIN will design 3 custom websites for the Fraternity, and individual chapters can switch designs at any time, ensuring consistent and attractive branding across the organization. The sites include each chapter's web-based chapter management tool (GINsystem), a private member portal for sharing calendar information, files, announcements, and sending out mass emails and text messages.

GIN will also integrate each website with the Fraternity's membership database. With this integration, members use a single username and password to access the national website, chapter websites/GINsystems, and other tools. The member profile information that is updated in the local websites also instantaneously synchs with the national database, ensuring that each member has just one set of information across all services and the national organization always has the most current information for all members.

"We are looking forward to GIN presenting at our National Convention this summer to launch new websites and GINsystems for our chapters. We know our members will see huge benefits in having all their chapter communication tools in one place, along with a good-looking website they can personalize for their chapter.  We also love that the public and private areas are all fully mobile and social-friendly so chapter members can communicate from anywhere," said Mark Helmstetter, director of programs.

About Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national fraternal society focused on developing the best and truest fraternal spirit, the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students, and the advancement of music in America. Sinfonia was founded on October 6, 1898 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. For well-over a century, Sinfonians in nearly every field of study and professional endeavor have transformed music in America. The opportunity of becoming a Sinfonian is offered to as many men as possible who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of the Fraternity's Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America. For more information, visit www.sinfonia.org.

 

 
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