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  • A Thank-you Can Be Powerful

    Lori Halley 18 April 2011 3 comments
    Did you know that thanking volunteers can increase their engagement? In this post we suggest that instead of holding a "thank-a-thon" once a year, you develop on-going volunteer recognition plans.
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  • Managing Volunteers and Expectations

    Lori Halley 15 April 2011 1 comments
    Many organizations struggle to harness the goodwill being offered due to lack of resources for effectively recruiting, training and managing potential volunteers. How can we close the gap between what volunteers are looking for today and how organizations are engaging these individuals?
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  • Harnessing Volunteer Power

    Lori Halley 13 April 2011 3 comments
    Volunteers can transform communities and they are the lifeblood of many associations, non-profits and clubs. But many organizations struggle to effectively recruit, train and manage their volunteer base. This post offers some ideas, suggestions and resources that might help you get started in developing your organization’s volunteer management strategy.
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  • How Do You Recognize Your Volunteers?

    Lori Halley 11 April 2011 3 comments
    In honor of National Volunteer Week, our posts this week will focus on volunteers. In this post, we share some volunteer recognition best practices and ideas.
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  • Engaging News and Views

    Lori Halley 08 April 2011 0 comments
    Here are some blog posts, articles and updates that Membership and Non-profit folks might find engaging and informative - including updates to Facebook's Questions and Google's plans for social search options.
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  • Are You Ready for National Volunteer Week?

    Lori Halley 07 April 2011 3 comments
    National Volunteer Week takes place April 10 - 16, 2011 in Canada and the US. Here are some ideas and links to help your organization celebrate.
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  • Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

    Lori Halley 05 April 2011 0 comments
    Here is a round-up of recently released reports and resources available free of charge that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations. This post offers an overview of NTEN's eNon-profits Benchmark Study and 2011 Social Benchmarks Report and Idealware's Donor Management System Workbook.
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 3 - Making Your Choice

    Lori Halley 04 April 2011 0 comments
    This is the final post in our 3-part Membership Database Selection blog series. Part 1 explained how to identify your specific needs and Part 2 offered an overview of the possible software or system choices. In Part 3 we’re suggesting the steps you can follow to choose the right solution.
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  • Apricot Chat: Spotlight on Multi-Chapter Organization ASTD

    31 March 2011 2 comments
    This month, our spotlight is on The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) – which now has a multi-chapter partnership with Wild Apricot, making our software the recommended platform for their 128 US Chapters. We spoke with Chapter leaders to find out why they chose Wild Apricot and how it is helping their organizations.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News - March 2011

    Dmitriy Buterin 31 March 2011 6 comments
    Calling all web designers! We need your help with Version 4.2! Also this month, reflections about e-mail communication, more updates on May's upcoming Version 4.2 release, and a sneak peak into Version 4.3.
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  • Google for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 29 March 2011 0 comments
    Is your organization using Google for Nonprofits? On March 16, 2011, Google launched their latest version of this program which offers several new benefits: Instead of applying to each Google product individually, you can now sign up through a one-stop...
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  • Free Non-Profit Webinars for April 2011

    Lori Halley 28 March 2011 2 comments
    Here is our monthly round-up of free webinars for non-profits for the month of April. This month, we've found 20 free webinars on topics such as: fundraising, grant writing, social media strategies, volunteer management, video tips for non-profits and much more. So be sure to look through the list to see what might be of interest to you or others in your organization.
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  • Best of Association Jam - Top Links for March 2011

    Lori Halley 25 March 2011 0 comments
    Here’s a look at the most popular links on Association Jam in March 2011 - where blogs or articles on events, leadership, volunteers and social media received the highest number of votes from the visitors to AJam this month.
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 2 - Understanding Your Choices

    Lori Halley 23 March 2011 4 comments
    Part 2 of our 3-part blog series on membership database selection outlines the software/system options available and their pros and cons in meeting small non-profit/membership needs.
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  • Is Your Organization LinkedIn Yet?

    Lori Halley 21 March 2011 4 comments
    While LinkedIn has mainly been used by individuals for networking or career development, it might be time for non-profits to consider a presence on LinkedIn. With more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and updated social sharing and company page features, LinkedIn might want to include it as part your organization's social media mix.
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