Wild Apricot Newsletter November 2012

Update on Big Insight into
Small Membership Organizations

You may recall that last month we launched an online survey - Small Membership Insight Survey - to gather insight into the world of the small membership organization. So far, we've had 460 survey participants.

We'll be closing the survey on Thurs. Nov. 29th so if you haven't participated yet – please take the survey and share your insight – here's the direct link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/membershipinsight.

Once the survey is closed, we'll be offering highlights of the findings through this newsletter and on the Wild Apricot Blog. But you can receive the full survey report if you take the survey and register!

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

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Wild Apricot Software News
November 2012
By Chief Apricot (Dmitry Buterin)
Chief Apricot - Dmitry Buterin, CEO
This month, DB presents: The Case of Unexpected Version 4.5

We have some exciting new updates to announce -- find out what will be included in Version 4.5.


Upcoming Product Webinars

FuzzyGetting Started With Your
Wild Apricot Account

Thursday, November 29, 2012 3-4pm ET
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 3-4pm ET
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3-4pm ET
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3-4pm 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
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3-4pm ET
Thursday, December 20, 2012 3-4pm 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
Thursday, December 6, 2012 3-4pm 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, December 12, 2012 3-4pm 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.

Membership Knowledge Hub
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regular updates of posts such as these!

Our Membership Knowledge Hub offers a wide range of guides and articles to help small membership organizations with your day-to-day challenges. And if you're winding down the membership year and planning for renewals in the New Year, you might want to take a look at the following guide that's available in our Hub:

How to Manage Membership Renewal:
Tips and tactics for small membership organizations.


Recent Blog Posts 5 Stars

The Wild Apricot Blog RSS
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regular updates of posts such as these!

The benefits of engaging volunteers

Volunteers are essential to helping organizations meet their mission. But did you know that volunteers, especially skilled volunteers, are twice as likely to give as well?


Fresh ideas for fundraising events

If your organization is just getting started with fundraising event planning, here are some fresh ideas to ensure your event is effective in raising awareness and funds.


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