About SilkStart

What is SilkStart?

SilkStart is a leading provider of non-profit and association management software.

We enable trade, professional, educational, charitable, and cause-specific associations and non-profits to realize the benefits of modern cloud-based architecture and mobile applications, without compromising industry-specific functionality.

With SilkStart, non-profits and associations don't need to piece together several applications. Instead, SilkStart creates a seamless integration between all components of your software needs 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.

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Company Overview

SilkStart was founded in 2010 on the premise that we could provide non-profits with a better solution for running their organization online with a single software platform at an affordable price.

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 innovative solutions.

How we can help

SilkStart simplifies member management

Using multiple applications, or a CRM like Salesforce that was not designed for association or 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 non-profit and 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. In contrast, our cloud-based architecture and continuous investment in innovation make SilkStart an appreciating asset.

SilkStart is CMS neutral

Our database and 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.

Your Association

We don't just help associations and non-profits leverage their AMS. We also support and are members of the following associations.

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The Canadian Acceleration and Business Incubation (Association) (CABI) is Canada’s voice for innovation through business incubation and acceleration.

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VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council) serves as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria's biggest industry).

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DigiBC is a not-for-profit, 100% membership and sponsorship-funded organization representing creative digital industries such as Video Games, 2D/3D Animation, Visual Effects (VFX) and Digital Innovation (such as social media, content creation & new emerging technologies).

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The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) provides a strong, unified voice which serves Ontario’s diverse tourism industry. Collectively representing over 180,000 businesses and 372,000 employees across the province, TIAO aims to position Ontario’s tourism industry for growth and prosperity.