Membership-based, nonprofit organizations have to deal with huge amounts of information and mile-long to-do lists, which can be scattered through documents, spreadsheets, and programs across the organization. Thankfully, there’s a way to centralize all the information and make it easier to get emails out, newsletters sent, and membership payments processed. Membership software eliminates a huge amount of the burden from running a membership-based organization on the staff, and helps keep the organization going smoothly. However, there are a lot of options for membership organization software, so how do you know which is best? Here, we present four reasons Wild Apricot rocks, and should be your top choice for your membership software.Read More
The Association Blog: News and Resources for Association Executives
Wild Apricot is web-based software for membership-based associations, non-profit organizations, and businesses that helps manage membership, events, emails, and other aspects of running a membership-based organization. Wild Apricot software is used by over 14,180 organizations that together have over three million members. This isn’t a surprise – using Wild Apricot has very distinct advantages, which help their client organizations better serve their members and extend their reach. The advantages of using Wild Apricot software include:Read More
In this edition of the Bright Association Press, I spoke with Dmitry Buterin, Chief Apricot about the company and software. Like most Wild Apricot customers, I wanted to know about the new release and what's coming up in the development pipeline, but as an entrepreneur, I was curious to learn about the inception of Wild Apricot and what makes this software unique. Listen to Dmity's fascinating insight in this recording, and read the article below for an insider look at Wild Apricot.
There are many reasons I, and many other Wild Apricot fans, should be excited about Wild Apricot version 5.0 coming later this year. One of these big reasons is the new mobile-friendly, responsive-design themes Wild Apricot is adding to their existing website themes. But, what does that mean for existing Wild Apricot customers as well as new customers who are interested in having a mobile-friendly site? I asked Dmitry Buterin, Chief Apricot, these questions and here is what Dmitry shared with me.
When creating an event in Wild Apricot, you can give the option to registrants to display their name on an attendees list. By allowing others to see who has already registered may encourage then to attend as well.
Sharing is Caring - Facebook Like & Share Buttons
Facebook has become the go-to place for online social recommendations. The Facebook "Like" button allows visitors to your website to see how many other people (and specifically, how many and which of their Facebook friends) agree with or "Like" the content of your site, page, blog post, etc. The "Share" button allows users to show the link to your site/page/blog/etc on their Facebook profiles. The "Share" button also shows a count of the total number of people who have shared your link.
You can make your Wild Apricot website more dynamic by adding an image slider. A slider or slideshow is a display of a series of images, rotating in a specified order or randomly. Some examples of using an image slider on a website includes a sponsor banner, and call-to-action buttons. The IMC Clubs, Richmond Venture Forum, and the Patent Information User Group (all Bright Clients) use a slider to display sponsor banners.
As a membership organizations, you need some good tools to manage your contacts, maximize your resources, and provide value to your members. Wild Apricot is a very powerful and robust membership management cloud software. Since it's launch more than 5 yeas ago, more than 15,000 organizations have signed up with Wild Apricot. In addition to its membership management function, Wild Apricot provides event management, website content management system (CMS), and online payment functionality. Even though Wild Apricot replaces more than 7 systems and has a lot of built-in functionality, you might need to expand these capabilities by customizing Wild Apricot or integrating it with 3rd party tools. Here are some that we successfully implemented for clients.
How this organization grow their membership to 1,500 members and almost 50 chapters in 2 years
The IMC Clubs is the brain child of Radek Wyrzykowski; a Master Certified Flight Instructor Instrument and Multi-Engine Instructor. As a flight instructor in Norwood, Mass., Radek developed a volunteer mentor program to help instrument pilots improve their proficiency, and they loved it. “When the web site launched and offered to help others start local chapters, it took off like a storm", Wyrzykowski says.