January Update: Guess Who’s the Keynote Speaker for our Annual User Conference

WildApricot Updates January 29, 2019

Dmitriy Ivanov

By Dmitriy Ivanov

We hope you can join us at PersoniFest 2019, our annual user conference hosted by our parent company, Personify. This year, it’s taking place in Savannah, Georgia, from April 7-10. You can find more details on PersoniFest, including some highlighted sessions from the agenda, and how to register by clicking here.

Exciting news: we’ve just announced our keynote speaker!

What does it take to be the best?

As a combat-tested fighter pilot and a member of the military’s most elite group of aviators (one in 2,000 USAF pilots become Thunderbird pilots), Colonel Nicole Malachowski will share lessons learned from a distinguished 21-year career – giving you the courage to push the envelope and achieve what’s possible in your own life and for your organization.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from Nicole and other leaders that can help you make your organization’s possibilities a reality.


Fearless. Boundless. Infinite Possibilities. We’ll explore what’s possible when there are no limits.

We hope you can join us in Savannah!

Click here to register and save your spot. Early Bird tickets are available now for WildApricot customers until February 15 for only $99. After this date, the price will be $199. If you don't have a discount code, please email skhosla [at] wildapricot.com.

Call for Nominations: Personify's Persi Awards

Get your organization recognized for its success! The annual Persi Awards reward the accomplishments of WildApricot and Personify customers in two categories: the Innovation Award and the Impact Award.


Applying is easy – simply tell us your story! We will be accepting Persi Award nominations until February 5, 2019 and winners will be recognized during the 2019 PersoniFest.


Click here to nominate your organization.

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


How to Connect Your WildApricot Account to Over 230 Apps and Services — Integromat

We recently launched a WildApricot app on Integromat, a tool that allows you to connect the different software you use and to automate manual processes without writing any code. With Integromat you can create sequences of steps, ranging from simple tasks within WildApricot to complex scenarios using dozens of other apps. This gives you hundreds of possibilities for different scenarios you can set up!

How to Find out More and Get Started

This post will introduce you to Integromat and cover many of the questions you might have, including:

  • What can I do with Integromat?

  • What’s the benefit?

  • How do I connect it to my WildApricot account?

  • How do I get started using it?


Click here to read the post.

What’s New in WildApricot

We started off 2019 by releasing version 6.16. As well as fixing some bugs, this includes 3 changes that should make your lives a little easier:

Preventing event duplication issues

Currently, when you duplicate an event, the new event is saved as an admin-only event, and may not appear in your events list depending on how your list is filtered. Consequently, some clients begin revising the original event, thinking that it was the new duplicate event.

To prevent clients from accidentally editing the original event, the new duplicate event now will be automatically opened in view mode.

New event list date filters

Two new filters have been added to the date range dropdown for the events list: Next month, Next year.


New file formats

The following file formats are now supported:

  • Open Office files (ODG, ODP, ODS, ODT)

  • SCSS (SASS CSS file)

January Support FAQs

Why are my members not appearing or appearing in the wrong location on my members location mapping gadget?

This is usually due to the address fields you’ve chosen in the gadget settings. Here are a few tips to help avoid these issues:

  • Don't choose admin only fields, or fields with access or privacy settings set to No access
  • Make sure that the members you chose to include on your map are permitted to access the selected address field(s). If you choose an address field that is not available for your selected membership level(s), those members might not appear on your map.
  • Select only geographic fields like address, state/province, country, postal/zip code, etc. Selecting other types of fields – like organization or phone number – may confuse Google and produce strange results.
  • When address information is unavailable for contacts, leave the address fields blank instead of entering something like n/a.

Why is the background image in my email message not appearing for some of my recipients?

Background images are not normally displayed when messages are viewed on Yahoo and Outlook 2007/2010/2013. Instead, Outlook provides an option to view the message in a web browser.

Recipients can enable the display of background images in Outlook by unchecking the Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML email messages or RSS items option within their Trust Center Settings. You can find out more about inserting images into emails in this help article.

Why are my images so big when viewed on a mobile device?

When you’re inserting images into your site pages, you might count on the size of the layout cell to automatically scale down your images to the size you want. However, when your site pages are displayed on mobile devices, the layouts are effectively abandoned and the content displayed in them are displayed one element after another, stacked on top of each other.

Because the layouts are not used, the images in your layout are displayed at their original size, up to the full width of the mobile screen. To avoid this, resize your images to the size you want to display them before inserting them.

Webinar of the Month: 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships

Storytelling webinar imageAre you finding it a challenge to grow your membership? For many organizations, the culprit is not telling the right stories to motivate your target audience. If you want to learn how some of the most successful membership organizations use strategic storytelling to attract and engage members, please join our free webinar on January 29 with storytelling expert Vanessa Chase Lockshin.

In this webinar, Vanessa will show you:

  • Why storytelling is important to grow your membership program
  • The 5 key ingredients of effective storytelling
  • 3 ways to use storytelling to attract new members

Tuesday, January 29

2PM - 3PM ET

Click here to register

Blog of the Month: How to Write a Volunteer Program Report That Proves Your Volunteers’ Impact

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As a volunteer manager, you know the amazing influence your volunteers have on your organization’s mission. However, it might sometimes be hard to convey their story to the rest of your organization.

In doing so, you’re likely to gain more buy-in and recognition of the key role volunteers play in your organization — thus increasing support for your program and respect for your position.

In this guest post, Elisa Kosarin, CVA, shows you how to create a Volunteer Management Annual Report to communicate the value of your volunteers.

Click here to read the full post.

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

4 Tips for Members Location Mapping to Suit Any Organization

How to Write a Volunteer Program Report That Proves Your Volunteers’ Impact

How to Connect Your WildApricot Account to Over 230 Apps and Services

Why Your Organization Needs a Member Directory

33 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2019

Organization Spotlight

International Association for Shell and Spatial Structure

The IASS is an association that gathers engineers, architects, builders and all others interested in lightweight structural systems and shell structures, and more broadly interested in the creative integration of structural engineering and architecture. The IASS website features members-only areas, details of working groups, and a directory of collective members.


Click here to visit the website

Website theme: Bookshelf Science Fiction

This website was built with the help of Alex Sirota and his team at NewPath Consulting, one of our service partners. You can read a testimonial from IASS here. If you need help building your website or customizing your theme, click here to find out more about our partner network


Thanks for reading, and have a great month!

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