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Top 20 in 2012 – the Best of the Wild Apricot Blog

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s fun to look back and see what topics captured our readers' attention throughout the year. So here are 20 of the top-rated posts from the Wild Apricot Blog this year.

1 & 2: Free Nonprofit Webinar Round-ups 

Our monthly round-ups of free non-profit webinars are always popular, so it’s not surprising that the March and April webinar posts were the top rated in terms of views. (You can check out the most recent round-up of free non-profit webinars for January – here.)  

3. 22 High Impact Low Cost Social Media Opportunities for Nonprofits

This guest post by Brad Aronson was the highest rated guest post and also in the top three this year!  Little wonder since it offers great ideas for non-profits that are low-cost but offer high-impact. 

4 & 5: Wild Apricot Software-related posts

Our monthly Software News posts are always popular since they offer updates on our Wild Apricot software. But the following two posts were among the top five because they offer details on mobile - a hot topic this year - as well as insight into using Wild Apricot features in other website formats.

4. Wild Apricot’s New HTML Email Templates and Mobile Preview Feature
5. Using Wild Apricot Functionality Another Website


6 through 9: Annual Report Blog Series

All four of the posts in our Annual Report Blog Series were popular:

6.  Choosing a Format for your Annual Report 

7. Tips for Association and Non-profit Annual Reports 

8. What to Include in Your Annual Report

9. Telling Your Story Through Your Annual Report

10. Transforming Your E-Newsletter

This post reviews a Network for Good e-book – From Print to Email: Take Your newsletter on an Epic Journey, by Kivi Leroux Miller).

11. Tips and Tools for Engaging Youth Volunteers 

Engaging youth volunteers just may be “critical to ensuring the future sustainability of the voluntary sector.” So this post offers tips and resources for recruiting and engaging youth. 

12. Telling Your Story Through Infographics

Infographics get attention and can be a great way of graphically presenting information – so this post offers some tips, ideas and cautions about getting started with infographics.

13. Pinterest – What’s It Good For?

If you are still sceptical about Pinterest's relevance for non-profits, this post introduces a few interesting applications for this social network.

14. Tips for Improving Email Effectiveness

If your organization is using email to engage and inform members and donors, this post offers a few tips to consider.

15. Reasons for Going Mobile – Infographic

 This post shares an infographic that offers 10 reasons why you should consider "going mobile."

16. Volunteer Recruitment Checklist and Guide

This post offers an overview of volunteer resources available in our Membership Knowledge Hub.

17.  Inconvenient Truths About Committees

This post offers a review of an article by Trish Hudson of the Melos Institute.

18. 3 Tips for Keeping Your Website Fresh

Keeping website content current is truly mission critical so this post offers three tips that might help in keeping website content fresh.

19. The State of the Nonprofit Newsletter

This post offers an overview of the August Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up about Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips hosted by Kivi Leroux Miller.

20. Online Surveys – Tips and Tools

This post offers “5 tips for effective online surveys.” 

We hope you enjoy the posts included in this Wild Apricot Blog greatest hits round-up

Thanks for your support this year and we hope you continue to follow the Wild Apricot Blog in 2013!

 

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]
Published Monday, 31 December 2012 at 8:30 AM

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