April Update: 46 Free Opportunities to Learn in May

WildApricot Updates May 01, 2019

Shawn Klerer

By Shawn Klerer

We're lucky enough to work with thousands of amazing people who work or volunteer with clubs, associations and nonprofits, and something we hear all the time is that they want to learn more about how to help their organization. 

From working with a board to writing a mission statement and securing sponsors, there are so many areas to understand and keep on top of.

Luckily, even if you don't have the time or budget to register for a course or attend a seminar in person, you can still get expert advice and ideas. The solution? Free webinars.

Did you know there are dozens of free webinars every month on topics like using social media, applying for grants, and growing event registrations? Each month, we post a list on our blog of the best free nonprofit webinars, their dates and times, so all you need to do is click the links and start learning. 

You can find the list of webinars for May here

Let us know which webinars you find most helpful!

Also in this month’s newsletter, you’ll find:

WildApricot Tips & Tricks

The 1 Minute Guide to Getting a Website Security Certificate

Which of these websites would you be more likely to trust?

 SSL example

Most visitors are much more likely to trust the website with the padlock symbol and the https URL. These are signs that the website has an SSL certificate — a confirmation that a website has been secured.  

If you use a custom domain and don’t already have an SSL, the good news is that you can get one for free and with just a few easy steps.


Click here to see the infographic showing you how.


3 Popular Event Registration Hacks to Save You Time

There are now 3 new Integromat templates for you to use, so in just a few clicks, you can:

These templates have been built by our developers, so all you need to do is connect your WildApricot and Google accounts.


Click here to read the blog post that will guide you through how to use these templates.


April Support FAQs

Why are some members not appearing in my member directory?

If some of your members are not appearing in your directory, check a couple of things:

  • What is their member status? They must have a status of Active or Pending - Renewal to appear in the directory.

  • Check the privacy settings in their contact record. To appear in the directory, the option to show their profile has to be checked, and their first and last names need to be visible to whoever has access to the directory (e.g. Members or Anybody).

  • Check the gadget settings for your member directory gadget. Make sure that they or their membership level is included within the Members to include section.

Why did my Let’s Encrypt security certificate not automatically renew?

Let's Encrypt certificates automatically renew themselves without any notification, unless you have made changes to your DNS settings (including changing your domain name) since getting the certificate installed.

If you’ve updated your DNS settings since getting a Let's Encrypt certificate installed by us, contact WildApricot Support and we'll reissue the certificate.  

Why can’t I find the
Group participation criteria for my advanced search?

Within your membership fields is a system field called Group participation, that is used to keep track of participation in member groups. You can’t delete this field, but you can rename it.


If you or someone in your organization has renamed it, the corresponding Group participation search criteria will be automatically renamed, so you’ll need to look for it using the new name.


For example, if the field has been renamed to Committees, you’ll need to look for a search criteria called Committees. If you’re not sure of the new name, look for a membership field with the system field icon and, if necessary, click the Restore link to confirm the original field name.

Webinar of the Month: How to Build Memberships at Every Step in Your Organization's Lifecycle

Have you ever wondered how some organizations manage to keep growing and growing? Membership growth lifecycle webinar


Join this free webinar with nonprofit legal expert Erin McClarty to learn how being more intentional about your infrastructure, partnerships and contracts can help you keep growing steadily.


In this webinar, Erin will show you the techniques that will help you grow your organization’s membership at every stage in its lifecycle.


By the end of the webinar, you will learn:

  • How to refine your organization’s goals and vision

  • 3 keys to making the most of your partnerships - both existing and new

  • Expert tips to take advantage of every stage in your organization’s lifecycle

Tuesday May 28

2PM - 3PM ET

Click here to register

Blog of the Month: Here Are All The Nonprofit Jobs for April 2019 We Could Find

What better way to kick off spring than getting a job you can feel good about doing?

Nonprofit jobs blog

Whether you’re looking for a career change or looking to enter the nonprofit space, this list is a helpful way to keep track of nonprofit opportunities in your area.

We’ve included jobs from across the US, including roles for a Program Officer in New Jersey, an Executive Director in Arkansas, and a Community Engagement Coordinator in Colorado.

Click here to read the full post.


Here are the rest of this month’s blog posts:

You Can Now Do These 5 Things With Member Profiles

How The #1 Pickleball Club Management Software Can Help Run Your Club Better

How The #1 Car Club Software Can Make Your Life Easier

43 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2019

The 1-Minute Guide to Getting a Website Security Certificate - For Free


3 Popular Event Registration Hacks to Save You Time

Organization Spotlight

MSPE header image

Missouri Society of Professional Engineers

Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) is a member association that promotes the protection of the public health, safety and welfare through the ethical and competent practice of engineering. MSPE advocates licensure and enhances the image and well-being of its members.


The website includes job postings, archives of the Missouri Engineer newspaper, information on regional chapters, and a calendar of their upcoming events.


Website theme: Bookshelf - Textbook


Click here to visit the website


And that's a wrap! Let us know if you attend any of the webinars and find them helpful.

The Membership Growth Report:

Benchmarks & Insights for Growing Revenue and Constituents

Get the report now!

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  • Duke Gerhart (of rocgsh.wildapricot.org:
    We started with two WA sites and I am working my way through.

    In the case of rocgsh.wildapricot.org, we have a beautiful website to which we want to add the very best of WildApricot to build our membership worldwide, without glitches.

    This site should have been launched already and I am a few days behind.

    We hired one of the recommended web designers, but maybe because we don't know what to ask for, we got pieces to the point (even we have our own beautiful website to follow) it just did not meet our expectations and standards. Only after back and forth, finally, he was able to use the same font and colors that we have on our website.

    I stopped the pre-paid online story feature, but the designer took advantage of my AMEX Card on file and withdrew the amount anyway. It's ok, because it may have been my fault not being able to provide him with precisely what we needed since I simply did not know, other than that the myPNAA.org WildApricot site is our model. My wife Dr. Nancy Walch is on the PNAA Foundation's Board.

    We are not certain on any of the work that was performed and would like someone check the site, so that when we launch it - we know that there are no glitches. Currently, I am correcting all our Members Data, there are only about 140, because only a few of the fields were imported from the Exel Sheet we provided. It is ok, as it allows me to correct some info and to get to know some of our membership data. Yet, we feel we can increase our membership to thousands. Our next event is scheduled for July 23-24, in Tokyo, Japan, but we have still not launched the site.

    A second event is planned on September 13-14 in Beverly Hills and we would like to accept already new applications and registrations.

    What we need is a fully operating site, similar to myPNAA.org, that meets the standard of our ROCGSH.ORG website, where a member can move easily between the Membership Area and the website. Can return to any point on the WildApricot site, can make the registrations for events, and yes, for us also to promote our Events - on our Facebook site - Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. I have my own page from which I do most of the posting under Duke.Gerhart

    Can you assign someone to me, or can you help? I don't want to go to another of your web designers. I learned my lessons. As I said, it is mainly my fault, but any t
  • Duke Gerhart (of rocgsh.wildapricot.org:
    add to the initial comment. ....but any creative individual and wild-apricot expert should have been able to deliver what I wanted, especially since I pointed out the PNAA.org is our model.

    Your help is appreciated. I am a quick learner (Administrator/Owner) and would appreciate having the very best WildApricot site added to our own website. Our clients are of the highest caliber and so must be everything we do.

    Warmest Aloha (I live in Hawaii)

    Duke Gerhart
    808-371-8986 e-mail duke.gerhart@rocgsh.org.
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hi Duke, thanks for your feedback! I've forwarded your comments to our support team, as per my email.

    I hope this helps!


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