This month’s Wild Apricot Update focuses on the last step in phase one of our mobile strategy: the release of the Wild Apricot Android app for administrators
Wild Apricot Update – March 2015: Android App Completes Phase 1 of Our Mobile Strategy
By Steve Andrews, Picky Apricot (Technical Communicator)
Last month, we looked at enhancements that can make your Wild Apricot websites more mobile friendly using new templates that offer responsive design. This month’s Wild Apricot Update focuses on the last step in phase one of our mobile strategy: the release of the Wild Apricot Android app for administrators – either full admins or admins with both membership and event management access rights.
Like the Wild Apricot app for iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.) that we launched six months ago, the Android app allows Wild Apricot administrators to perform a number of admin functions on the go.
For details on the Android App features, an update on responsive themes (e.g., new theme sets on the way, our work in updating existing themes) read the full Wild Apricot Update post here.
Are you Celebrating National Volunteer Week this April?
National Volunteer Week will be celebrated in both Canada and the U.S. from April 12th to 18th this year.
We’ll be offering up posts with ideas to help you recognize and thank your volunteers – so stay tuned to the Wild Apricot Blog in early April.
We’re also offering a webinar to help you with onboarding volunteers – see below for details.
In this upcoming webinar, Tobi Johnson will help you understand what drives volunteer satisfaction and share a list of volunteer orientation “must haves” to promote a strong sense of leadership in your team.
In this webinar you will learn:
What motivates today’s skilled volunteers
Why onboarding is all about emotions and expectations
Why all volunteers shouldn’t be treated the same
How to improve key touch points for volunteers throughout the screening, matching, orientation, and training processes
How to promote volunteer leadership through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET) - with bonus Overtime Q&A session
This introductory tour of Wild Apricot software will provide new users a general overview of the system's main features so that you can hit the ground running and start building, managing and growing your membership organization.
In this demo, you will learn how to:
set up a trial account
pick a website theme/template
use the admin panel and back-end dashboard
add and/or import contacts to your database
create and modify membership levels, fees and renewal policies
Our Membership Advisory Group (MAG) is a monthly call-in discussion group to connect you with peers in similar situations, facing similar challenges. We typically hold them after an expert webinar to discuss what we learned and continue the conversation.
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