Wild Apricot is changing — we are adding Knowledge and Community to our software to become the #1 resource for small membership organizations
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April 2015

How Wild Apricot is Changing and Why

Wild Apricot is changing — adding Knowledge and Community to our software to become the #1 resource for small membership organizations

By Dmitry Buterin, Founder and Chief Apricot

Dmitry Buterin

You've likely noticed that Wild Apricot has changed...transformed. We have. And with good reason.

Last year, we confirmed a long-held suspicion of ours through the Membership Advisory Group: Volunteers and employees in small organizations — even when equipped with our powerful membership management software — still have many unanswered questions and pressing challenges to overcome.

The problem was: there wasn’t a central resource that you could turn to for knowledge, guidance and expertise to serve your organization and your members. We realized that our software was only half of what small membership organizations needed to succeed. With 15,071+ organizations and over 3 million members on our platform, we realized we were in a unique position to be that resource.

So we decided to invest heavily to deliver a solution.

In the last year, we’ve asked our clients a simple question — how can we help you and your organization be more successful? — and come up with an innovative compendium of resources…

Read more about all the upcoming changes here.

Upcoming Free Expert Webinar

Raise More Money with Win-Win Sponsorships

Presented by: Joe Waters, Sponsorship & Marketing Consultant

Thursday, May 21st, 2015, 3:00 PM (ET)

Everyone talks about sponsorship, but how many organizations profit from win-win partnerships for their events and program? The answer is too few!

Fortunately, Joe Waters, an expert on sponsorship, knows what both partners want and need. And he's going to share his insight at our upcoming Wild Apricot free Expert Webinar.

In this webinar you will learn to:

  • Identify assets within your organizations that will appeal to potential sponsors
  • Detect sponsors from the pool of businesses you currently know and interact
  • Present and close your proposal with confidence and passion
  • Add a special "twist" to sponsorship that could raise you a lot more money



Pre-Recorded Product 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:

Pre-Recorded Expert Webinars:

> See more expert webinar recordings

In Case You Missed These

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

4 Reasons Why You Need a Volunteer Onboarding Process

Here are the highlights from our Wild Apricot Expert Webinar on Volunteer Onboarding, presented by Tobi Johnson. 

Making Events Easier With the Wild Apricot App

Wild Apricot just launched our mobile app for iOS and Android. Here are details on the app and 4 ways it can make your life easier at your events. 

Eve Layman 1-On-1: Connecting Community Partners

Here are highlights of our 1-On-1 interview with Eve Layman of the CATCH Coalition, in which she offers insight on creating connections between community partners; building a subscription base through online event registrations; social media strategies; and more.

Image source: Business-man-brainstorming - courtesy of BigStockPhoto.com

Thank you for your awesome feedback!

Every month we receive hundreds of surveys from our clients. We read each and every one - and reply to comments. Here's a small selection of customer comments from our surveys last month.

"Love the integration of webpage, events, and contacts - so we don't have to use EventBrite, Constant Contact..."

"I appreciate your weekly emails. they are informative and keep Wild Apricot top of mind."

"Makes my job super easy. Death to Excel!"

"It is fantastic for our volunteer sports organization, so easy to set up events"

"This program automates most membership management functions. This makes dues billing incredibly easy. Website building and editing are also extrenely easy."

"As a small, rapidly growing non-profit in its fourth year of business, I am very glad we found you! Your upgrades and always looking at ways to improve the product are very much appreciated."

"I find that being able to access the names of the members without any hassle the best feature of Wild Apricot.."

"Saves so much time and give me the information I need to plan. The program will do auto renewals and send reminders as needed. Makes my job as a committee volunteer easy."

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