Wild Apricot Newsletter September 2012

Enhancing Our Support

We've been working hard to improve our customer support for all our loyal Wild Apricot clients! We've added new members to our support team -- including support from our Moscow office, providing email coverage starting at 1am Eastern time -- and we've expanded our regular support hours to extend a bit later, to 6pm Eastern Time. We've also been working on answering emailed tickets on off-hours more regularly.

Another feature we've implemented is a scheduled call-back function. This is great for people who have limited time availability... you can select a date and time to receive your callback, and we'll call you within 30 minutes of your selected timeslot. You can find the callback button on our contact page.

Lastly, a few months ago we added a brand new position to our team -- Technical Writer, our Picky Apricot (Steve Andrews) -- who has been toiling away at improving our help site documentation. Many of you have said that while our documentation is extensive, it's not always the easiest to understand. We're listening, and as always, constantly striving to do better.

This issue:
· Software News
· Upcoming Product Webinars
· Recent Blog Posts
· Talk to Us!

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Wild Apricot Software News
September 2012
By Chief Apricot (Dmitry Buterin)
Chief Apricot - Dmitry Buterin, CEO

In this month's software news, Dmitry muses on the thought-process around displaying pricing -- or not -- when trying to sell a product online.


Upcoming Product Webinars

Getting Started With Your Wild Apricot Account
Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Designed to help you get started with your new Wild Apricot account, we'll cover basic features, such as understanding contacts and members, how to populate member records, sending email blasts, editing webpages, managing events, and other feature overviews.

Managing Your Membership Database in Wild Apricot
Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Thursday, November 8, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Dig deep into using the online database system for members, donors, and other contacts; database structure (membership levels, common fields, etc.); importing and exporting data; searching, filtering, and contacting members; self-service functionality for members; membership directories; widgets to integrate membership management into your existing website; and more.

Setting Up Your Wild Apricot Website
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET

Want to know more about how to customize your Wild Apricot website? In this webinar, we'll dig deep into the website portion of Wild Apricot, demonstrating key operations related to website setup, customization and page editing. Topics include customization of themes, header, menu, footer; page editing, including adding pages, uploading/inserting documents, third party widgets; feature pages for interactive functionality, including member profiles, online payment forms; using communication tools like blogs and forums; and much more.

Managing Events in Wild Apricot
Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Feel like you could be doing more to promote your events? In this webinar, we'll teach you how to publish and promote your events, including adding new events; capping event registrations; customizing the registration form; setting up pricing; multiple event calendars; customizing confirmation emails; event attendee reports; and more.

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How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes

This article offers tips and information for volunteers and/or staff who are new to the task of preparing meeting minutes for committees or Boards of Directors.

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Crowdsourcing for Your

Here's an overview of a new Idealware article on Crowdsourcing -- now available in our Membership Knowledge Hub.


Giving Donors What They Want

Do donors want you to thank them offline if they donate online? Here is a collection of posts and videos that offer insight into what donors want.


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