March Update: Last chance to get these conference discounts

WildApricot Updates March 26, 2019

Kate Hawkes

By Kate Hawkes

The countdown to PersoniFest 2019 is on! In just under 3 weeks our user conference will kick off in Savannah, Georgia, on April 7-10.

It’s going to be packed with product training, sessions on marketing and growth, and of course cocktail hours, networking opportunities, and even a golf tournament. You'll also have the opportunity to earn more than 35+ CAE, CPE and CEM credits by attending sessions. Check out the highlights of this year’s conference in our blog, 3 Reasons You Need to Attend PersoniFest 2019.


If you haven’t already booked your ticket, click this link to take advantage of the Early Bird price of $99 before April 4. If you don't have a discount code, please email


Last Chance for the Special Conference Room Rate

Personifest banner newsletterSituated on the banks of the Savannah River on Hutchinson Island and near the Savannah Convention Center, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is just a short ferry ride away from the Historic District. If you’re looking for a place to stay during the conference, you can book at the special room rate at the Westin Savannah Harbor by clicking here — but book soon, this discounted group rate ends on March 28!


You Are Invited to the WildApricot Payments Dinner — April 8

Take a break from the conference and let the WildApricot Payments team treat you to dinner and drinks at one of Savannah’s best restaurants!


Meet in front of the Westin Savannah Harbor hotel at 7:00 pm and enjoy an open-air trolley tour of Savannah on the way to Prohibition Restaurant and Bar. We'll kick off dinner at 8:00 pm and be back to the hotel just after 10:00 pm.

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

Attaching Files to Event Registrations, Member Applications and Member Profiles

Have you used the new attachments feature yet? Depending on how you choose to set it up, you can allow members, registrants, visitors, or admins to view or upload documents and images in online forms. There are dozens of ways to use this — for exhibitions, club rankings, professional accreditation, and more. Here are your guides to using it.

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Step 1: Introducing Attachments

This post covers:

  • Which file types you can attach

  • Which forms you can add this option to

  • Ideas for ways to use attachments, and the benefits

Click here to read the post.


Step 2: Putting Attachments Into Practice For Your Events

This post covers how to:

  • Require registrants to submit presentations for events

  • Issue certificates to member profiles

  • Allow members to share documents on their profile

Click here to read the post.

Meet the New WildApricot General Manager

My name is Shawn Klerer, and I’m delighted to be taking on the role of General Manager. Shawn Klerer WildApricot

Dmitry Ivanov, our previous GM and co-founder of WildApricot, has done an incredible job developing the software over the last 18 years, and has decided to move on from WildApricot to spend some well-earned time with his family. We are very grateful to Dmitry for everything he has done and for his strong leadership, and I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing him the best in his new chapter.

I’ve been with WildApricot since 2016, and as of March 2019 I’m heading up the WildApricot team as GM. Going forward, I will be providing you with these monthly newsletters. Be sure to add the email address to your safe sender list so you don’t miss out on any updates — you can find instructions on how to do that here.

This is an exciting time for WildApricot — being part of Personify is bringing new opportunities for us to support our customers, such as in-person events, and we’re continuing to build and release new features that help your organizations grow bigger and better than ever.


Looking forward to working with you all in the future, and to meeting some of you at




March Support FAQs

Why am I being asked to provide personal information when applying for a WildApricot Payments account?

We are legally required to do so. Regulations that were implemented in 2016 pursuant to the USA Patriot Act of 2001 requires all US financial institutions to collect the driver’s license, social security number, and date of birth for anyone wishing to set up a merchant account. This is meant to combat money laundering, organized crime, and terrorism.


Providing this information does not make you legally responsible for the account or for your organization, but simply establishes the identity of the person setting up the account. For more information on setting up a WildApricot Payments account, click here.

Add gadget screenshotI’m trying to add a gadget to a page but it's grayed out in the gadgets list. Why?

Certain kinds of gadgets – we call them singular gadgets – cannot be combined with other singular gadgets on the same page. So, if a gadget appears grayed out in the gadgets list, that means it’s a singular gadget and the page you are editing already contains a singular gadget.


Singular gadgets include the following: Blog, Discussion forum, Donation form, Event calendar, Forum summary, Membership application, Member directory, Photo album, Subscription form. For more information on inserting gadgets, click here.

We have a custom domain and we have email addresses that use it. Can you add another email address for us?

If your WildApricot site is using a custom domain like, any email addresses that use your domain (like were set up by the same company that sold you your custom domain. WildApricot cannot help you change those email addresses or create new ones like them, but your domain provider can.


If you’re not sure who your domain provider is, click here then enter your domain name and click the Search button. Within the search results – or further down in the Whois Record – look for the name of your registrar in the Registrar field.


Webinar of the Month: 3 Keys to Growing Your Organization with Content

Content webinar imageContent marketing expert Tatiana Morand will show you how to create a growth engine for your organization built around content, so you can attract new contacts and members while you sleep. You’ll learn what types of content are worth your time and what types you shouldn’t bother with, as well as the tools you need to ensure you get a positive return on your content investment.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Why using content is key to getting more members
  • How to pick content topics that actually get read
  • The key to attracting potential new members to your website again and again

Tuesday April 30

2PM - 3PM ET

Click here to register

Blog of the Month: How to Solicit Corporate Sponsorships The Right Way

How to solicit corporate sponsorships

Here’s an all too common scenario. You work at an amazing nonprofit organization. You find a company whose values align perfectly with yours. And you know if you just had the opportunity to sit down and talk to them, they would agree.

But there’s just one problem. How do you get that meeting?

Here are three tips to help you get your foot in the door and on your way to sponsorship success.

Click here to read the full post.


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

3 Ways to Make Your Events Hassle-Free Using Attachments

3 Reasons You Need to Attend PersoniFest 2019

Nonprofit Tax Compliance: Three Things You Need to Know

Organization Spotlight

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Professional Association of Volunteer Leader — Ontario

The Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders - Ontario (PAVRO) helps build individual, organizational and community capacity to effectively engage volunteers through the professional management of volunteer resources.  The website features professional development webinars, career opportunities, information on awards, and a section dedicated to their annual conference.

Website theme: Kaleidoscope - Overcast

Click here to visit the website


That's all folks! Have a great month and we'll be back with more updates in April.

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  • Farhad Chikhliwala:
    Good Luck!


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