Member Forum, Blog and Communications Software
Create a Members-only Discussion Group, Reach Out With a Blog, Connect Your Community
Wild Apricot includes powerful communication tools to reach out to your members and supporters, get their feedback and let them collaborate with each other:
- A website you can quickly update yourself without going through busy web consultants for every little change
- Secure private website areas for authorized members, board or volunteers
- Online event calendar
- Discussion forums
- Email tool to send individualized mass emails and newsletters to targeted lists within your database
All these tools are tightly integrated with the rest of Wild Apricot system. A member can apply and pay online - and be instantly granted access to online member services and appear in your member database. No more endless copy-paste and import-export between 5 different tools.
Communicate via a Website that is Easy to Keep Up-to-date:
You don't have to be an extreme techie to set up and maintain your website with Wild Apricot.
Uploading white papers, industry news and other information of interest to your members is a snap, and content changes are as easy as editing a Microsoft Word document.
- Choose from our professionally designed templates
- Create your own distinctive look by tweaking colors and text styles
- Upload your logo and pictures
- Customize common page elements like headers and footers.
(And if you have the desire and skills to do it, roll up your sleeves and customize your website by hand to any degree using our CSS customization tool).
Create unlimited number of webpages including
- Interactive online calendar
- Discussion forum
- Member directory and more.
Already have a website? You can replicate the overall look and feel, and then just cut and paste the text into your new Wild Apricot website.
Or use Wild Apricot widgets to keep your current website in place and embed Wild Apricot interactive functionality into it.
Provide Private Website Pages for Secure Group Communications:
With Wild Apricot you can create web pages with premium content accessible only to your members, volunteers or staff - a.k.a. Intranet.
Select which member categories are granted access to each such section.
For example - make it a benefit for premium membership levels:
- Create web pages to store industry research
- Provide best practices
- Setup Members-only blog
- Enable Members online discussions and more.
Easily upload PDF documents, Microsoft Word files, Excel spreadsheets, provide a secure member directory, fully automate access control so that new members are immediately granted access while lapsed members are excluded.
Energize Your Community with Online Discussion Forums:
Part of Wild Apricot's integrated software, online discussion forums provide a simple and convenient way for your community to share ideas and knowledge and collaborate - or simply socialize.
Control by membership level who is allowed to read the forum, create new discussion threads - and post replies.
Engage Your Supporters and Members via a Blog:
Wild Apricot's built-in blogging feature helps building a strong community and provides a place for you to reach out - and for your members and supporters to comment back and engage with you.
You can even allow some members to create new blog posts on their own.
Easily Send Targeted E-mail Communications:
Wild Apricot's email capability makes it simple to reach out to your whole database of members and supporters, past event attendees and sponsors - or target any particular group.
Launching a new campaign? Holding an upcoming event? Looking for volunteers? Get the word out fast.
Each email can be individualized with recipient name and other fields from your database.
Our system is designed and constantly monitored to avoid mistaken flagging as spam, including using modern protocols like SPF (Sender Policy Framework).
Target your communication to any subset of contacts - to attendees of a specific event, all active members with certain membership level or any other selection via advanced search function (such as a ZIP code or industry - or by any other custom fields you define in your Wild Apricot membership database).
Instantly export your selection in Excel format to run a mail-merge or to use in another system if needed.