June Update: Next Week’s Move to Improve Our System Performance

WildApricot Updates June 29, 2017

Dmitry Buterin

By Dmitry Buterin

Just to remind you, WildApricot is switching cloud platforms, moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) on July 4th, 2017. We chose AWS based on their worldwide reputation for being the fastest and most reliable cloud platform available.

What You Need to Know About the AWS Migration

The migration will begin at 2AM (ET) on July 4th. We anticipate only 15 minutes of downtime but there could be brief interruptions during the hours that follow.

Apart from improved performance, this move will have no effect on your WildApricot site. Your site should appear just as it did before.

Special Instructions for WildApricot Customers with Custom Domains

If you’re using a custom domain name for your WildApricot site, you’ll need to get the DNS settings for your custom domain updated to point to our new IP address. You can’t do this before the migration on July 4th, but you can get prepared to make the change. We’ll be keeping our old IP address for 2 months (until September 4th) to give clients with custom domains plenty of time to contact their domain name provider and make the change.

Around July 5th or 6th, we will email all full administrators our new IP address, and instructions on switching IP addresses. You can then ask your domain name provider to update your DNS settings to point to our new IP address, or do it yourself.

WildApricot's App Now Accepts Payments from PayPal Here

WildApricot’s mobile app now accepts credit card payments from PayPal Here, in addition to Square. Using WildApricot's mobile app and the PayPal Here app, you can accept credit card payments right from your iOS device and record those payments in your WildApricot account. You can enter the credit card number or use the optional card reader to swipe the card. 

PayPal Here

Currently, support for PayPal Here is only available from the iOS version of the WildApricot app. The PayPal Here app is also only available for clients with US, UK, and Australian-based PayPal business accounts.

For more information, see our help page on accepting mobile payments using PayPal Here.


Free Expert Webinar: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

2017-07-12 Webinar Diversity ImageDoes your organization have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion that doesn't seem to be reflected in your day to day operations? Don't worry—lots of organizations face the same challenges. Join Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel, authors of the recently released whitepaper Include Is a Verb, for a webinar July 12 to learn how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion (D+I).

In this free webinar, you’ll learn: 

  • The barriers that stand between words and action on D+I
  • How to lead D+I change with the audiences you serve
  • Concrete steps you can take to have an immediate, positive impact on D+I in your organization

Sign up now and we'll see you on July 12, at 2:00 PM (ET) / 11:00 AM (PT). 


Join a Community of (almost!) 1,000 Membership Managers

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Last month we launched our Facebook Group: The WildApricot Membership Tribe and nearly 1,000 of you have joined (956 as of the time of writing this). The group is full of membership managers dedicated to supporting one another and sharing tips on how to grow and run a membership organization. If you haven’t joined already, I’d love to see you there.

And if you need more reasons to join, here are three (these are actual posts from the group):

1) Learn how other organizations are using WildApricot to manage their memberships:

WA Tribe Facebook Group3

2) Share new ideas and experience with WildApricot customers:

WA Tribe Facebook Group4

3) Chat with and learn from our network of industry experts:

WA Tribe Facebook Group1

Every day I see a lot of great conversation going on in the group. If you haven’t joined already, I’d like to invite you to join by clicking here.


More Resources From Our Partners

Jodie Swee

Free Webinar: Like a Boss

Does your organization struggle to nurture younger generations into leadership roles? Join Jodie Swee, leadership expert from XYZ University, in a free webinar on July 12th, as she equips you with the knowledge and tools to engage and motivate all generations.


Chris BaylisA Step-By-Step Guide to Selling More Sponsorships

Find the sponsorship journey confusing? Sponsorship expert, Chris Baylis has mapped out the entire journey in an easy-to-follow infographic that will teach you how to sell more sponsorships.


This Month’s Blog Posts

Want to save more time and money running your organization? This month we compiled a great list of 49 (cheap and free) popular software tools nonprofits are using to save time and money. We also wrote on a variety of other topics including how to run a productive virtual meeting, what features the top nonprofit websites have, and how to use a Google Ad Grant more effectively. Here are this month’s blog posts:

That's all for June. Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends and Happy Independence Day to all our friends from the US!

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