NPSA Social Networking Group Gains Momentum

The National Portable Storage Association reports numerous benefits of building a branded social networking community with ThePort software.

Kansas City, MO, January 10, 2010 --( Who says social networking and portable storage don't mix? The National Portable Storage Association (NPSA), a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry, is reporting momentum with its new social networking community.

The NPSA recently contributed to a case study in cooperation with ThePort, a social networking and social media solutions company for associations, nonprofits and media organizations. The case study chronicles the NPSA's experience with a tailored social platform. The study begins with the reasons for the NPSA launching a social network: Facebook and LinkedIn networks were too limiting for the special needs of the association.

"We chose ThePort to offer the back end for our social network because it ties directly into our existing database," said John Finnessy, CMP, Executive Director of the NPSA. "ThePort was able to custom fit a social media community based on the special needs of our membership and our industry-specific discussions."

The community includes Groups that let members with similar interests connect. Within groups, you can have conversations, share photos, and create a group specific events calendar. Meanwhile, allow members to discuss important topics, a Photo Gallery lets members upload and share images, and Blogs let members express themselves and share their wisdom.

"ThePort gave us a fully-branded online community that makes it easy for our members to connect online and meet new industry players," said Joel Rathbone, Operations Manager for the NPSA. "Our members can how share local business information, discuss regional issues, post events, and build new relationships on our social networking hub."

The National Portable Storage Association
The National Portable Storage Association is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. We at the NPSA are here to serve those in the portable storage industry who rent, sell or lease containers, trailers and mobile offices. The NPSA assists members with industry, regulatory and workforce issues; plus, offers members networking, marketing and legislative support at national, state and local levels.

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