Member365 lands partnership with downtown management industry group

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A partnership with a North American group is bringing hundreds of downtown management organizations under Ottawa-based Member365’s umbrella.

The International Downtown Association works with “downtown champions” – business associations and local government entities like Ottawa’s business improvement areas (BIA) – across the continent, providing them with resources and industry events.

The IDA announced a partnership with Member365 to provide the latter’s membership management software to its network of organizations, five of which are based in Ottawa, according to the IDA’s interactive map.

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While the value of the partnership was not disclosed, the downtown management industry features 100,000 employees with wages totalling more than $3 billion, according to a release from both companies.

“Our members are constantly looking for scalable database solutions to drive success. Member365 will provide IDA members with a more efficient means of increasing community engagement, enhancing communication and promoting collaboration within their organization,” said IDA president and CEO David Downey in a statement.

The partnership comes after Member365 announced in May that it had raised a $1.3 million seed round, and moved from the L-Spark incubator to its new home in the Kanata North tech park in June.

Here’s a map of where IDA’s members are located:

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