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February 2015

Wild Apricot Update – February 2015: Responsive Design and Super-charged Support

By Steve Andrews, Picky Apricot (Technical Communicator)

Responsive ThemesIn last month’s Update, we noted that the theme for the first part of 2015 was “responsive”. As part of our ongoing Product Roadmap enhancements, we’re working on a number of initiatives to make your Wild Apricot websites more mobile friendly. Providing website templates that offer responsive design is a key starting point.

In this month's Update, we'll delve deeper into responsive design. We’ll look at the resources we are providing to support responsiveness – including our new responsive themes and the upgrading of existing themes throughout the year – and how you can transition your Wild Apricot site to a responsive format.  

We’ll also introduce our new Support Team Manager, Kevin Jervis, who has taken on the important role of supervising and leading our team of Software Support Consultants.

You can read the full post here.


Expert Webinar Series 

Make Members Feel They Matter, with Allison Fine

March 18th, 2015, 2PM ET

Allison Fine is among the pre-eminent guides to the social media revolution. She is the author of the award-winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age and co-author of the bestselling The Networked Nonprofit.

In this upcoming Expert Webinar, Allison will share insights from her most recent book – Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media.

She'll help you discover whether people feel like they matter to your organization and outline a new kind of leadership that generates trust, creativity, good will and generosity. Read more about it here.

Date: March 18th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Register Today! (space is limited)

Missed the last Expert Webinar? 

Recordings from our most recent webinars:
> Visit our webinars page for more information.
 

Small Membership Advisory Community  

We're Talking About...Breaking the Mold on Your Events!

In our recent Expert Webinar with Jeff Hurt – "Revolutionize Your Meetings & Events", we discussed 6 big event “hacks” that will change the way you deliver events. This includes turning attendees into "co-creators", thinking of organizers as "experience designers" and transforming speakers into facilitators. 

But...how exactly does one do this? What does it mean for your organization, volunteers and staff? Where do you start?!

Join our Small Membership Advisory Group Call on March 11th to share your thoughts, concerns and ideas.

Date: March 11th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
> Register here


The Small Membership Advisory Community (SMAC) is a monthly call-in session where volunteers, staff and board members connect, share stories and learn from each other. Sign up here to join!

Image source: People & Social Networking – courtesy of BigStockPhoto.com

In Case You Missed These...

Here is a sample of the resources available in our Blog and Membership Knowledge Hub:

From Dysfunctional to Dynamic: Tips for Effective Board Meetings

Here are highlights from our Expert Webinar – Tools For More Effective Board Meetings – with Rick Lent, author and professional meeting facilitator.

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Improve Board Meetings

We offered tips from an expert, now here are 7 simple but effective tips and ideas for running more effective board meetings – shared by your membership peers.

New Guide: Silent Auctions Simplified

If you're looking for some help in making your silent auctions more successful, check out our latest guide: Silent Auctions Simplified.

Image source: People Social Networking an Ideas Concepts – courtesy of BigStockPhoto.com


On-Demand Product Webinars

Pre-Recorded Webinars:

You can watch the pre-recorded sessions (or read the full transcripts) of all of our webinars at your convenience. Here’s a list and links:


 


Thank You for Your Tweets!!

Here's a small selection of tweets from our Expert Webinar yesterday with Jeff Hurt on "Revolutionize Your Meetings and Events". Thank you to all those who participated!

 

"When planning your conferences, define your core target market. Don't try to be all things to all people @JeffHurt  @WildApricot  #eventprofs

"Role of the speaker is changing - no longer knowledge dispenser. Attendees get that on the web. @JeffHurt   #eventprofs"


"Participating in an event webinar with @WildApricot and @JeffHurt that's getting me SO excited for this year's @ivohMedia  #ivohsummit15"




"Agree! "Technology should be a tool to increase engagement and add to the attendee experience" @JeffHurt  @WildApricot #eventprofs  #eventtech



 

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