You may not even know it, but you have shaped the course of Wild Apricot.
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May 2015

How you helped shape Wild Apricot

By Dmitry Buterin, Founder and Chief Apricot

Dmitry Buterin

Wild Apricot’s functionality has grown year after year due in large part to our customers (you!). You may not even know it, but you have shaped the course of Wild Apricot.

Let me rewind.

Wild Apricot had humble beginnings. We started with a small staff of only 3 people in a tiny space in Toronto. Today, we have over 85 employees in Toronto and Moscow who work virtually round the clock to improve our product, simplifying the management of small membership organizations everywhere.  

What’s more is Wild Apricot was once again ranked #1 on Capterra’s Top Membership Management Software list. That’s 3 years in a row now!

How did this happen? 

For us, it starts with one of our core values: constantly communicate with our clients to better learn how we can help them.

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Coming Up! Free Expert Webinar

How to use your database to grow your membership

Presented by: Wes Trochlil, Effective Database Management 
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (ET)

What are you doing with all your member's information? How are you collecting, analyzing and using this data to grow your membership? 

We've invited Wes Trochlil (Effective Database Management) for a special Q & A session on how to strategically use your database to grow your membership, raise more revenue and improve your events and communications with members. 

By the end of this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is a database
  • Why is having a membership database important - what does it allow you to do that you couldn’t do before?
  • How can a membership database help you achieve your organizational mission & goals
This is your chance to ask an expert your database questions! We'll be using a question and answer format for this webinar so come prepared with your questions or share them in your registration form below and we’ll ask Wes Trochlil during the webinar.

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Membership Advisory Group

How to Secure Sponsorships for Your Events

Membership Advisory Group - people talkingJoin our community peer-to-peer discussion on Sponsorship & Events. Our Membership Advisory Group is a monthly call-in session with peers facing similar challenges. We will select 1 or 2 challenges based on your input and listen to participants ideas, solutions and best practices. 

Topics for discussion include:
  • Where to start and how to get your foot in the door
  • Figuring out what sponsors are looking for - how do they work? What do they want? 
  • Tips and best practices for approaching new sponsors - from direct mail to sponsorship packages
  • How to close the deal
  • How to make sponsors last for more than one event
  • And more! 
Fill in the form below to get an invite to our session and join the group.

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Introducing the Wild Apricot Podcast

Podcast imageAt Wild Apricot, we are proud of the fact that we’ve built great relationships with the non-profit, association and membership organization communities. It is our goal to pull together great resources to benefit volunteers, staff members and organization leaders everywhere.

That's why we’ve created a Podcast!

We plan to pack each episode with great resources, information and insights, and I’m sure that anyone associated with a membership organization, will find some value.

The first 3 episodes are live now. Listen to them here!

Episode 1: Running  Effective Board Meetings
Episode 2: Running Events to Recruit And Engage
Episode 3: 1-On-1 with Eric Sharpe

Click here to subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes.
 

Wild Apricot Demos with live Q & A

Beginning in June, we'll be holding product demos every week so you can get your questions answered!

Demo with live Q & A dates:


Pre-Recorded Product Webinars:

 


In Case You Missed These

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

1-On-1 with Joe Bednar: Delivering Value to an Alumni Club

Here are highlights of our 1-On-1 interview with Joe Bednar of the Syracuse University Whitman Alumni Club of New York City. Joe offers insight on how to deliver great value to recruit, engage and retain members. 

6 Mistakes Associations Make with Their Websites

Your website can be a major asset to your association, but there are a number of common mistakes that associations make that keep them from realizing their website’s full potential. 

7 Top Tips for Creating "Win-Win" Sponsorships

Nonprofits, associations and clubs are all looking for sponsors to help them meet their mission. So we asked cause marketing expert, Joe Waters, to present a webinar to offer up some tips to help us build “win-win” partnerships with sponsors.

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


Thank you for your awesome tweets!

Here's a few awesome tweets from attendees listening to our expert webinar with Joe Waters on Sponsorship. Thanks for sharing your insights and photos. We love hearing from you!


 

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