Wild Apricot Newsletter

Social Media and Wild Apricot

First, to all you pinners out there -- Wild Apricot is now on Pinterest!

We have pin boards dedicated to Membership, Volunteers, Communications, Events, Technology, Social Media, Fundraising, and Leadership for non-profits and associations. We'll also be posting some of our own content, including infographics and new pieces in the Membership Knowledge Hub.
We'd love to have you follow us!

Using social media widgets on your Wild Apricot account

We've also updated our help document outlining how to integrate various social media widgets into your Wild Apricot site!


Update On Our Small Membership Insight Survey

As you may know, we recently conducted a survey to gain more insight into the world of the small membership organization. Thanks to all of you who participated - we had 559 survey respondents.

We were thrilled with the level of insight and information that survey participants offered and believe the survey findings offer a wealth of benchmarking information, as well as a representative “snapshot” of the world of the small membership organization in 2012.

This month we’ve been sharing our initial reactions to the insight provided through the Small Membership Insight Survey in a number of blog posts. So far, we’ve looked at:

You can also review key survey highlights in an article we’ve just published in our Membership Knowledge Hub (see below).

We’ve just released the Final Survey Report to all of those who registered - if you want to receive a copy you can register here:
Small Membership Insight Survey Report Registration.


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

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Wild Apricot Software News
January 2013

Fresh Apricot
We've already showed off some of our new responsive templates in Version 5.0... This month, one of our product developers, Fresh Apricot, will show you some of our further development planning for mobile capabilities in the following release, Version 5.1!


Upcoming Product Webinars

FuzzyGetting Started With Your
Wild Apricot Account

Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:00-4:00 ET
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:00-4:00 ET
Thursday, February 28, 2013 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, February 21, 2013 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
Thursday, February 7, 2013 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 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, February 13, 2013 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.

Membership Knowledge Hub
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regular updates of posts such as these!

Survey Highlights are also in the Hub

For those who haven’t been following blog posts about our survey, we’ve captured some of the key survey highlights in an article – now available in our Membership Knowledge Hub:

Small Membership Insight Survey - Highlights

This article offers an overview of:

  • Who participated in the survey?
  • What does a small membership organization look like?
  • Budgets and funding sources
  • Does size matter?
  • The state of the small membership organization

Recent Blog Posts 5 Stars

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regular updates of posts such as these!

Getting Volunteers Off to a Good Start

Here are some ideas, tips and resources to help you get your volunteers off to a good start this year.


4 Things Membership Organizations Can Learn From Innovative Companies

The list of 50 Most Innovative Companies offers some ideas for membership organizations for 2013.


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