Wild Apricot vs. Competitors

Wondering how Wild Apricot stacks up against the competition?

You’re probably here because you want answers to one or all of the following questions:

  • What is Wild Apricot worth?
  • Is the price fair for the value you’re getting?
  • How does the price compare with alternatives?

Our mission at Wild Apricot is to be the #1 resource for small organizations everywhere. Even if you do not choose our software in the end, we have created this page so that you and your organization can make the best possible decision for your future.

Wild Apricot vs. Competitors: Monthly Cost (USD)


 



Wild Apricot Ranks #1

Wild Apricot Ranked the #1 Membership Management Software

 Wild Apricot received the coveted #1 spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Infographic for the third year in a row. Capterra, an authority on business software noted, "for the purpose of this ranking, Capterra focused specifically on solutions that include membership management as their core function". Read more







Features Comparison

Why is this comparison important?

Wild Apricot is an all-in-one solution with industry leading features and benefits. This table compares some of Wild Apricot’s standard functionality vs. competitors.

Wild Apricot
Neon 
all-in-one
Tendenci
Member
Clicks
ClubExpress
Membership database
With your membership information stored in the cloud, administrators can access the always up-to-date database from anywhere





Drag & drop website builder
Lets anyone in your organization build and maintain web pages - zero coding required





Ready-to-use mobile friendly themes
Choose from one of our fully responsive website themes that scale automatically to fit mobile phones and tablets





Event registration and tracking
Post event listings, take registrations and accept online payments all on your Wild Apricot website.





Online payments and automatic invoicing
Securely accept event registration payments, membership dues and donations





No payment processing fees
No additional fees for online payment transactions





Emails and newsletter management
Choose from a variety of professionally designed email templates to send and track emails and newsletters.





Unlimited emails to members
Send an unlimited number of emails to all of your contacts.





iOS & Android Mobile App
Check in event attendees at the door and update /add new contacts to your membership database on the spot using only your phone





Built-in forums
Activate your community by using online discussion forums with the ability to limit access by membership level or group





Built-in Blog
Create blogs or news articles to post your organization’s latest updates





WordPress plugin
Allow admins to add member-only content from your Wild Apricot site into your WordPress site, without additional authentication 








Unmatched Resources

Why is this comparison important?

Despite being the most cost-friendly platform on the market, Wild Apricot’s goal is to empower you with the knowledge, expert advice, and peer support because you need more than just membership software to meet your organization’s reason for existence.

With over 15,000 client organizations, 55,000 administrators and 3 million members, we are in a unique position to be the world’s preeminent guide for small membership organizations to be successful.

In addition to your Wild Apricot account, you get free and unrestricted access to:

Wild Apricot
Neon 
all-in-one
Tendenci
Member
Clicks
ClubExpress
Live Expert Webinars
Authors & consultants offer their expert insight during live online presentations





Practical Guides and Articles
A library of in-depth how-to guides and articles





Updates via our Blog
Latest industry news and updates from our in-house bloggers





Community Forums
Start or join discussions on a wide variety of pertinent topics





1-on-1 Interviews
An inside look at how membership organizations run





Community Advisory Sessions
Group calls connect you with peers facing similar challenges







First Year vs. Subsequent Years*

Why is this comparison important?

Many software providers charge set-up fees and other miscellaneous one-time charges. This causes initial first-year costs to be high. With Wild Apricot, your costs for the first year and every subsequent year thereafter will always remain the same. This chart compares prices for the first, and following years of use.

*We've based these comparisons on the needs of the average Wild Apricot customer: an association with 350 members, 3 admins & 500 transactions a month (average transaction of $20)



Total Cost Over 5 Years

Why is this comparison important?

Selecting an all-in-one software system can be a big commitment. Typically, associations and and membership-based organizations use a particular system for about 5 years. Budgeting for and forecasting your costs for the future is recommended when shopping around. The following charts forecast your total cost over the next 5 years when choosing between Wild Apricot and other alternatives.









The Bottom Line


We want to work with organizations who share our vision, value the value we provide and are driven to make their organization succeed.

We are confident that the extra value we have already added and will keep adding will bring you many times the return — more members, stronger organizations, happier volunteers, more everything.

Tying our success to yours, as closely as possible, is the only way we want Wild Apricot to succeed.


Want more information?

To help you learn more, we've created a free Consumer Guide: How to Properly Choose Membership Management Software.

This Consumer Guide answers 3 crucial questions that will teach you everything you need to know about membership management software, so that you can make an informed decision. Click below to download our free consumer guide: 

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