We all want to be there for each other – especially
during important times in life, or Life Events.
Life changing moments
Birth/adoption of a child, military deployment, recovery from injury or illness,
end of life, funeral/memorial, mourning a loved one.
Moments honoring change in life
Wedding, anniversary, milestone birthday, graduation, reunion,
military homecoming, promotion, retirement, bar/bat mitzvah, baptism, etc.
Moments easy to recognize, but not always easy to pull off.
When we go through a new Life Event, we’re often in unfamiliar territory.
So we turn to the network of people in our life for help.
These friends and family are our Life Event Network.
Each of us has one – it’s the people who care about us.
Each of us is in many – one for each person we care about.
Our Life Event Networks want to be there for us.
We make each other's good times better and tough times easier.
It’s not too hard to communicate and coordinate when it’s only four or five people. But what about other people outside the inner circle who still care?
We’d be there for them, and we know they want to be there for us.
Despite everyone’s good intentions, it can be difficult to bring people together in just the right way.
Either it’s too much
Some people will respond with an outpouring of
goodwill that overwhelms and causes stress.
Or it’s too little
For many others, there is a period of anxiety associated with not
knowing how to “let them know I care” or “what can I do to help”.
Should I call? What should I say? What should I do?
Clearly there needs to be a better way to organize our Life Event Networks.
What if everyone could feel that they have a chance to make
a meaningful contribution in a way and at a time that works for them?
In fact you may already be familiar with many of the useful tools you'll see
on LifeEventNet.com -- like a guestbook, schedule, calendar, sign-up sheet,
blog or journal, email, picture viewer, etc.
The good thing about LifeEventNet.com is that we've...
- Brought all these useful tools online together in one place for you,
- Made creating an "instant" webpage with all these tools something anyone can do in 5 minutes.
- Given you a way to apply them throughout life and across all Life Events!
Find out more about the functionality behind LifeEventNet.com and how this all works.
Using a separate webpage personalized for each Life Event
makes it a lot easier for everyone. It makes it more special too.
Get the word out beyond the inner circle
Send an email invitation from LifeEventNet.com with a description of the
situation and a link to your special online gathering place devoted to this
Life Event. Whether you setup a webpage for yourself or on behalf of
someone else, this gives you an easy way to let people know.
Control who is included
Control who comes to your Life Event webpage by choosing
one of three settings:
• Private (invitation-only and cannot be found by search)
• Semi-private (limited interaction for all, private interaction by invitation-only)
• Public (open to anyone who has the link or searches the site)
Let people reach out
Friends and family can post well-wishes to let you know they care and
are there for you. If they want to send flowers or a greeting card,
we offer a convenient link.
Keep people in the loop
As the Life Event unfolds, you can keep people informed via updates you
make to the site. People in your Life Event Network can receive an update
email. This is a lot easier than having to make call after call or getting your
information lost in an email chain.
Enable action without worries
If you need to, you can ask your network – the people visiting your webpage – for help.
• We start you with a list of common activities relevant to your Life Event.
This list is based on our research and recommendations from you.
Of course, you can add your own.
• Add your own activities to the list and schedule what you need.
• People coming to your webpage check out the list and click to sign up.
• A person’s commitment is added to his or her “My Commitments” list,
and an email reminder is sent 48 hours ahead of time.
You don’t have to worry about imposing, and they don’t have to worry about
asking what they can do to help.
Keep memories alive
Capture memories by transforming your Life Event webpage well-wishes,
photos, and stories into a physical Keepsake Book suitable for display or
sharing with future generations. You can also use this special time in life as
inspiration to personalize a keepsake that will be treasured for years to come.
Or you can always revisit memories by returning to your Life Event webpage.
Be there for each other again, and again
When you setup a webpage for another Life Event, you’ll automatically see a
list of suggested people to invite based on your prior Life Event webpages. The
flip side to that is when someone in your Life Event Network sets up a
Life Event webpage, you’ll be on their suggested list! We store connection
history and contact information for everyone in your Life Event Network so you
all can easily be there for each other again and again.
The whole idea is that LifeEventNet.com offers you tangible ways to express
your love and heartfelt sentiments by doing something useful, like delivering a
meal, mowing a lawn, driving to an appointment, sending flowers, paying a visit,
or simply offering well-wishes.
Recipients of this goodwill feel uplifted. Participants feel good about making
meaningful contributions when it matters. No more frustrating phone tag,
confusing reply-all email chains, awkward requests for help, duplicate or missed
tasks, or people left out despite good intentions.
You may be familiar with other speciality sites, which is great.
That’s because you already know part of what is possible.
Specialty sites miss the need to be there for all Life Events
For example, CaringBridge and CarePages are good for connecting and
communicating during a health crisis. There are other sites specific to other
Life Events – Legacy.com for a death, theKnot.com for a wedding, or
Cafemom.com for a birth.
Unlike these and other specialty sites, LifeEventNet.com supports a lifetime of
significant moments. Our lives and relationships aren’t defined by one moment.
They are defined by all the moments that matter. At LifeEventNet.com, we offer
a better way to bring people together at all of these special times and foster
Social network sites support the everyday – not the extraordinary
For many people, traditional social networking sites offer great ways to express
themselves and keep up with each other day-to-day. However, when something
extraordinary happens in life, it can get lost amidst the communication traffic of
everyday things. And what if some people in your Life Event Network aren’t into
the social networking sites…how do you include them in a Life Event?
LifeEventNet.com offers you a better way of pulling everyone together by
providing useful tools and helpful resources not available on social networking
sites. We also offer an alternative to social network sites for people who only
want to connect and be there for each other when it matters, not necessarily
every single day.
It's not about networking for social reasons.
It's about Life Event Networking for special reasons.
Our service is free. There are no fees, subscriptions, or premium costs.
We do not believe that you or your guests should be pummeled with intrusive ads or email spam.
So, how do we pay for our operations?
We provide convenient access to products and services you use anyway as part of activities
you do during a Life Event. We offer an intentionally limited portfolio of quality commercial
resources that support your Life Events.
We rely on the following sources of revenue:
The LifeEventNet.com Store
We have selected a variety of personalized gift and group items to help you
make good times better and tough times easier by strengthening the bonds of
family and friendship during Life Events.
The Store supports this goal in three ways:
• Build group spirit to show support or camaraderie – group t-shirts, hats,
golf shirts, mugs, buttons...
• Provide meaningful ways of saying “thank you” – personalized greeting
cards, frames, display items...
• Keep memories alive – Keepsake Books, personalized commemoratives
for display or wearing...
We get a small commission on each item you purchase.
We will occasionally recommend to you a vendor that we know offers a fine
product or service directly related to an activity you have scheduled or
For example, you may have volunteered to deliver a meal and chosen a vendor
from our list of helpful resources (i.e., not an adverstisement, but a list of
recommendations). If other users across all our other Life Events also agree
with our recommendation and do business with that vendor, then we will
continue to recommend the vendor and may partner with them to improve
service in exchange for a referral fee. Also, we track recommendations from our
users for local vendors and have those available for you to search when they
may be useful for your activities.
Our intention is to keep your Life Event webpages for your use and not for advertising.
That’s it. We hope you enjoy this approach to business on the Internet.
Our concept is driven by a belief there are a lot of people
who want what is best for their friends and family.
These people would do good things for each other if only given a chance.
All that is needed is the right way to ask.
This belief also guides the relationship between us and you, our users. We understand our responsibility when you use our service at important times in your life or someone else’s to connect your friends and family. We promise to treat that relationship with respect.
We want your experiences to be as meaningful as possible. At the same time, we’ll be looking to you to provide feedback and insight so the next person’s experience is even better. And chances are, you may be that “next person.”
We wrote this Concept page to inform you about what we do, what we offer, and perhaps most importantly, what we stand for.
To really get a feel for how this website can contribute to your life, please use the simple 4-step process to create a new webpage for your Life Event and invite your network of friends and family to join you in an important time in your life.
Here are some other places you can find answers to your questions:
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Answers to questions about Life Event Networks, Inc. and more.
- How To (do things) Guide - Step by step instructions about how to do things at LifeEventNet.com.
- Terms of Service - What you agree to when you use LifeEventNet.com.
- Contact - Though we don't promise immediate response to email, if you can't find the answer to your question in one of the above resources, then give us a chance to help.