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  • Apricot Chat: The Richmond Venture Forum

    Lori Halley 23 January 2012 0 comments
    Wild Apricot is a great fit for professional and business associations -- the Richmond Venture Forum is an association that acts as a social network to link the entrepreneurial community with venture capital to promote business growth and development in the central Virginia area.
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  • Apricot Chat: Using Wild Apricot for Training and Events

    Lori Halley 28 September 2011 0 comments
    Fall is in the air, and for many of our clients, it's time to plan events, focus on growth, and either attend or plan training for new members in new roles. Since we're always looking for unique stories about how different organizations use Wild Apricot, this month I turned to the Nonprofit Network in Jackson, MI, to find out how they've been using Wild Apricot to train over 700 individuals across 80 workshops per year.
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  • Apricot Chat: The Benefits of Posting Online Reviews

    Lori Halley 27 July 2011 0 comments
    In a recent post, we discussed how to leverage online word-of-mouth marketing. Here's a case study that demonstrates both the power of WOM and the importance of utilizing effective web tools for non-profit and association membership management!
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  • Apricot Chat: 5 years of Wild Apricot

    Lori Halley 30 June 2011 0 comments
    July marks the 5th Anniversary of Wild Apricot's Member Management Software, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that over 20 clients who joined us in 2006 still have active accounts with us! Join us as we take a look at some of our early clients, and learn why they are still with Wild Apricot today.
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  • Apricot Chat: Someone's having a birthday...

    Lori Halley 31 May 2011 0 comments
    ...and that someone is Wild Apricot! Wild Apricot will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary this coming July 2011. We've been lucky enough to have a number of our original clients from 2006 still with us today -- next month, Apricot Chat will showcase...
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  • Apricot Chat: Doggone Safe and a Guinness World Record!

    Lori Halley 28 April 2011 0 comments
    Doggone Safe is a Canadian non-profit dedicated to dog bite prevention through education and victim support. From May 15 - 21, they're running the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge. With presenters across the world, they've even applied to be considered for a Guinness Record -- and they're using Wild Apricot to organize the whole thing!
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  • Apricot Chat: Spotlight on Multi-Chapter Organization ASTD

    Lori Halley 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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  • Apricot Chat: Spotlight on a 501(c) Organization -- Professional Insurance Agents of Florida, Inc.

    Lori Halley 22 February 2011 0 comments
    We had a chat with John Herd, the Director of Communications at the PIA of Florida, a 501(c)6 organization that has been with Wild Apricot since November 2009. John left us a great review about our product on LinkedIn, so we decided to see what other insights he had to share. Check out the great things that John has done with his organization's website; hear what he has to say about our functionality and support; and learn the valuable tips he provides for newer Wild Apricot users!
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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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  • 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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  • Social Games for Nonprofit Marketing

    Lori Halley 18 November 2010 2 comments
    Thanks to mobile access, waiting for appointments and commuting time have become prime time for your nonprofit's supporters to catch up on news, to connect with friends, and to play online games... a lot of games. How is your cause going to compete with Farmville?
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  • Do You Partner with Other Nonprofits?

    Lori Halley 08 October 2010 7 comments
    By partnering with other nonprofits that share your cause, instead of competing with them, you can pool those limited resources for greater impact and give your supporters a clear call to action.
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  • Non-Profits Called to Explain Costs of Fundraising

    Lori Halley 23 September 2010 3 comments
    Can you imagine asking for $100, and telling your donor up front that $80 will go to the telemarketing company that interrupted his dinner, and only $20 to your non-profit? You know that it takes money to raise money for a cause. And your donors, for...
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  • Social Networks vs. Real Life Networks

    Lori Halley 19 August 2010 3 comments
    There is no end to the challenges of social media for nonprofits. How can we keep our personal and professional lives separate online? How can we identify the "influencers"? Which social media tools are best? Here, Paul Adams, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google, shares his team's insights into how people actually connect and behave online.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Free Wild Apricot Webinar Helps Business Coaches, Women Entrepreneurs Launch Member-based Organizations

    Lori Halley 12 August 2010 0 comments
    Toronto, Ontario - August 12, 2010 - A free webinar for women entrepreneurs wishing to generate new income streams by creating a membership organization is being offered Thursday, August 24, 2010 by Wild Apricot ( www.wildapricot.com ), the leading...
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