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  • Wild Apricot Software News - January 2011

    Dmitriy Buterin 31 January 2011 0 comments
    The New Year started on a pretty good note for us at Wild Apricot - we released version 4.1 on January 12th. This Software News post offers an overview of the key new enhancements in version 4.1 as well as an update on our next upgrade - 4.2 - scheduled for May.
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  • Association Jam: Top Links for January 2011

    Lori Halley 28 January 2011 3 comments
    In January, the top rated links on AssociationJam.org were for blog posts and articles on Membership, Volunteers and Fundraising, with Technology and Social Media not far behind in the votes tally. There were also some highly rated marketing-communications...
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  • Wild Apricot Blog Reader Survey Results

    Lori Halley 26 January 2011 0 comments
    We launched a Wild Apricot Blog Reader Survey to find out what type of information would help small membership-based organizations thrive in 2011. If you want to have a look at what our Blog followers told us - here is an overview of our survey results.
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  • Adding Facebook Plugins To Your Wild Apricot Website

    Lori Halley 24 January 2011 3 comments
    Have you been wondering if you should add social plugins - such as a Facebook Like Button or Activity Feed - to your website? Our helpful support Apricots have developed easy-to-follow instructions on how you can add 5 Facebook plugins to websites...
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  • 31 Free Non-Profit Webinars for February 2011

    Lori Halley 21 January 2011 5 comments
    It looks like February is going to be as busy month - with 31 (and counting) free non-profit webinars already scheduled. There is a wide range of webinar topics, so have a good look through this round-up, since there's bound to be something of interest to you or other folks in your organization.
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  • Building a Non-Profit Website: Choices, Choices!

    19 January 2011 6 comments
    So your non-profit organization needs to get a website, finally – or to revamp the existing website, perhaps to make it work better for your members and donors, perhaps to reflect a change in direction or brand. No matter what your non-profit website’s design and content will be, there are two big questions you need to nail down early in the planning process: How will we build our website, and where will its files be hosted?
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  • 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

    Lori Halley 17 January 2011 4 comments
    Is your organization one of the 49% of nonprofits who said they have no formal marketing or communications plan for 2011? If you are still developing your plan or are curious to see what other nonprofits are planning this year, you should have a look...
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  • 9 Questions For You - Wild Apricot's Blog Reader Survey

    Lori Halley 14 January 2011 0 comments
    What type of information will help small membership, association and non-profit organizations thrive in 2011? We're asking our blog readers to tell us by completing our online Reader Survey.
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  • Using a Content Strategy to Promote Your Organization

    Lori Halley 13 January 2011 5 comments
    Content Strategy is a term that is popping up more and more often in the business world. In a guest post, Ja-Naé Duane defines content strategy and shares her advice on how to promote your cause, association, non-profit or member organization using a content strategy.
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  • Version 4.1 of Wild Apricot membership software launched!

    12 January 2011 0 comments
    We're kicking off the new year with a new release of our membership software . Version 4.1 went live this morning, and as usual if you're already using Wild Apricot there's nothing for you to do -- the upgrade happens "auto-magically". We've added...
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  • Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association?

    Lori Halley 10 January 2011 8 comments
    Are your members, volunteers or potential donors using social media? The answer is YES - research confirms even 20% of adults 50-64 use social networking daily. While social media campaigns can be time consuming and/or expensive, you can start small and set simple, specific and achievable short term goals.
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  • Recalibrate Your Association Membership Renewals

    Lori Halley 06 January 2011 2 comments
    With the New Year comes a new renewal cycle. Are you confident that your renewal process will demonstrate value and deliver 80-90% renewal rates? Here is some food for thought on what Association members might be looking for this year and tips on renewal timing, frequency and communication strategies.
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  • Happy New Year From the Wild Apricot Team!

    Lori Halley 04 January 2011 0 comments
    We'd like to start the New Year by saying thanks to all of our readers for following the Wild Apricot blog. In 2011, we hope to continue offering information and ideas to help membership and non-profit organizations thrive. And to be sure we're blogging...
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