Wild Apricot Newsletter June 2012

We're Looking for Big Insight into Small Membership Organizations

Do you wish you could find out more about how other membership groups work? We sure do!

We know that the volunteers and staff of small organizations often don't have the opportunity to network with your peers. So we decided to gather and share some insight into the world of small -- and often volunteer-led -- member organizations.

For example, we'd like to know things like...
- Does size matter? What's different about small membership organizations?
- Who leads these groups and what roles do volunteer leaders play?
- What's the key challenge small organizations face in building their membership?

We hope you'll participate in our survey! Here's the link:

BIG Insight into Small Membership Organizations - Take the Survey >>

Please participate and share this link with other volunteers and staff at other organizations. We'd really appreciate it!

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

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Wild Apricot Software News
October 2012

Version 5.0, scheduled for release in the spring of 2013, will be focused on upgrading the Content Management System (CMS) used for creating pages and content for your Wild Apricot website. These changes will give you greater flexibility in designing and editing your content!


Upcoming Product Webinars

FuzzyGetting Started With Your
Wild Apricot Account

Thursday, November 1, 2012
3:00-4:00 ET

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
3:00-4:00 ET

Thursday, November 15, 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, November 8, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, November 28, 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, November 14, 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
Wednesday, October 31, 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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Secret to Getting Boards to Address Critical Issues

Is a 'dead moose' hindering your board's progress? This article explains the importance of using tools to provide volunteers and staff with essential personal leadership skills and tools (such as the Ground Rules PDF in the article) to ensure that meetings address critical issues and move your mission forward.


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3 LinkedIn Enhancements Might Strengthen Your Community

New LinkedIn enhancements offer three new reasons why your organization might want to take a closer look at this social network.


Telling Your Story Through Infographics

Has your organization considered infographics as a way of telling your story? Here are some ideas and resources to get you thinking about infographics.


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