What is SilkStart?

SilkStart is a leading provider of member-management software for associations. We enable trade, not-for profit, and multi-chapter associations to realize the benefits of modern cloud-based architecture and mobile applications, without compromising industry-specific functionality.

With SilkStart, associations don't need to piece together several applications. Instead, SilkStart creates a seamless integration between components in one platform. Say goodbye to servers, downloads, hidden fees, and unnecessary costs. With SilkStart, you always have the latest version, operating costs are low and predictable, and the user experience is superior.

SilkStart team playing games - Jamie Starke, Tom Gogela, Paul Goertzen

Company Overview

SilkStart was founded in 2010 on the premise that we could provide associations and nonprofits with a better solution for handling the complexity of running their organization.

Our culture is centered around customer success, and our goal is to be seen by our customers as a strategic technology partner. To that end, we work with our customers every day to understand their most important business challenges, which we help them solve with our innovative solutions.


How we can help.

SilkStart simplifies member management

Using multiple applications, or a CRM like Salesforce that was not designed for member management, complicates things. SilkStart lets you bypass these problems and frees up your time so you can focus on acquiring, engaging, and retaining your members.

SilkStart innovates for you

Our adoption of the latest technology improves our software, and ensures an optimal user experience. Having a website that works on desktops, tablets, and smartphones is essential to every association. That’s why SilkStart web pages are all responsively designed.

SilkStart is an appreciating asset

Bespoke or custom developed software is a depreciating asset, like a used car. The longer it is there, the more it costs to maintain and enhance. Because of our cloud-based architecture and continuous investment in innovation, customers receive an appreciating asset.

SilkStart is CMS neutral

Our database and member management tools can be used in conjunction with any CMS. You can choose a website through WordPress, Squarespace, Drupal, Joomla, or SilkStart’s own Content Management System (CMS) to further reduce your operating costs.

SilkStart is here for you

Our in-house Account Management team is here to remove the technical hurdles so you can quickly and easily reap the benefits of SilkStart.

SilkStart gives you confidence in budgeting

With SilkStart, you can count on having a low and predictable cost model. You’ll never be surprised by hidden fees.