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  • 4 Ways to Orient New Wild Apricot Users

    Lori Halley 20 January 2012 0 comments
    Do you need some help orienting new volunteers or staff to Wild Apricot Membership Management software? Here is an overview of the resources available to help.
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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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  • Have You Outgrown Your Membership Database?

    Lori Halley 16 February 2011 0 comments
    In our recent Blog Reader Survey, membership growth/acquisition ranked as the second most important issue facing small membership-based organizations for 2011, just behind member communications and engagement. But before you start brainstorming ideas for member engagement and recruitment strategies, there is an important building block that you need to have in place as a foundation - an effective member/contact database.
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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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  • Wild Apricot Software News - December 2010

    Dmitriy Buterin 16 December 2010 4 comments
    I was recently talking to a friend and he was complaining to me that online reviews for his business were are not so great on average - because people who are negative and like to complain are much more likely to fill out reviews/surveys than people...
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  • What is your organization’s “digital IQ?”

    Lori Halley 13 December 2010 0 comments
    If your wondering how your organization measures up in the online world, you might find the Digital IQ Index: Public Sector (PDF) study interesting. Conducted by George Washington University School of Business and L2 (a think tank for digital innovation),...
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  • Your People -- Managing Contact Information for Members, Supporters, Attendees and Donors

    Lori Halley 02 September 2010 0 comments
    At Wild Apricot, we are blessed to have a number of terrific partners who provide services for our customers. While we've designed Wild Apricot to be easy-to-use, there are still folks who need additional help with things like account setup, graphic...
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  • Outside the Box - How web-based software makes collaboration easier for your association

    Lori Halley 06 July 2010 0 comments
    If you're like most people, you probably think of "software" as something that comes in a shrink-wrapped box of CD-ROMs and that your IT department has to come around and install on your hard drive. In fact, web-based software (sometimes called " Software...
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