Key Insights - Small Membership Advisory Community
We’re 3 sessions in! The first month of Wild Apricot’s Small Membership Advisory Community has been a huge success. (This is the grassroots industry group we’ve launched to facilitate discussion and sharing of challenges, best practices and advice about managing small membership organizations.)
Our goal for the advisory community is to provide you with peer support as well as actionable advice. We’ve only scratched the surface but the group discussions have offered a fascinating spectrum of insight.
Topics of discussion have included:
- How to engage volunteers and employees
- How to increase member retention
- Tools used to improve communication
- How to delegate and execute organizational tasks
- What strategies to use to grow membership
- And many more
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form
so that we can consider you for our teleconference sessions in June (we are limiting each session to about 10 people so please sign up soon!).
Check out this blog post to find out more about the advisory group and how you can participate. Read more…
Membership Knowledge Hub
Here is a sample of the resources available in our Membership Knowledge Hub
How to Start an Online Forum:
A forum can be a great way for your members or supporters to congregate virtually – to post messages, ask questions, start conversations, offer and receive information from their peers. It can also provide an opportunity for members to connect with your organization – your board or staff. This guide is designed to help the staff and volunteers of small non-profit and membership organizations that are just getting started with member forums.
Are you having annual report angst? Here are a couple of resources that might help:
Getting Started With Annual Reports
A practical resource offering general guidance for individuals tasked with producing an annual report for the first time. It includes thoughts on: why organizations create annual reports; what to include; tips on telling stories and using visuals; thoughts on the types of formats.
Annual Report Checklist
This is a quick reference guide offering a list of questions to help guide those new to annual reports get started with annual report planning.
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Is Your Membership Forum A Virtual Ghost Town?
Is your forum going like gangbusters or a virtual ghost town? Here are some tips and links to additional resources to help you start a new forum or refresh an existing forum.
Making the Biggest Membership Marketing Impact With Limited Resources
In this guest post, Amanda Kaiser, offers tips for getting the biggest impact with membership marketing when you have limited resources.
20 Free Non-profit Webinars for June 2014
Along with our own Wild Apricot product sessions, we've rounded up 20 free non-profit webinars for June 2014. Topics include: Smarter Email Marketing; the Future; Getting Your Donors to Fall In Love With You; and much more.
Interested in being a guest author on the Wild Apricot Blog?
We’d love to feature guest posts from the staff or volunteers of small membership organizations. So if you’d like to share – your thoughts, ideas, stories about your organization’s efforts, successes or challenges – with our readers, send us an email (and a blog post outline or draft) to: firstname.lastname@example.org