November Update: How to Apply Membership Growth Strategies in WildApricot

WildApricot Updates November 29, 2017

Dmitry Buterin

By Dmitry Buterin

We recently wrapped up our Free Membership Growth Online Summit 2017, where five leading experts shared strategies for increasing membership growth. Whether you registered for the Summit or not, you can find all the webinar recordings here

Plus, if you want to learn how to apply some of the strategies using WildApricot, please join us on December 6 for a special webinar with our resident tech expert, Terry, and coach Rano. Even if you didn’t attend the Summit webinars, you’ll learn ways to use WildApricot to help you grow. 

In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to use WildApricot to:

  • Discover what your younger members need from you
  • Create an educational portal
  • Start capturing emails from potential members
  • And more

If you’re a WildApricot customer, this is a great opportunity to learn how to make better use of WildApricot. If you’re not a customer, this is a chance to see what’s possible using WildApricot.

Sign up now and we'll see you on December 6, at 2:00 PM (ET) / 11:00 AM (PT). 


Membership Cards Can Now Be Individually Printed by Administrators

Administrators can now print membership cards, but only one at a time from the Membership tab of each member's contact record.

Member Card 1

Each card can be downloaded as an image optimized for display on smartphones, or as a printable PDF.

If an image hasn't been uploaded to a member's contact record, a placeholder image will be displayed in its place (see below).

Member Card 2

For more information on membership cards, see this help page.


Restricted Access for Folders Feature

We are excited to announce the launch of the “Restricted access for folders” feature. It is currently available for use and we are closing the wishlist thread

Here’s how it works:

You now have the ability to set permissions on folders. All files and subfolders inside are automatically assigned the new access level.

Restrictured Access Feature

When a new file is uploaded into this folder or sub-folder, it is automatically assigned the same level of access.

Restrictured Access Feature 2

Within the restricted folder, the administrator is still able to change the access level for individual files and subfolders.

The new functionality is also available in the Insert resource dialog.

For more information, here is the link to the help page and here is the link to the Wishlist thread.


Events with Waitlists Now Closed for Registration When Spaces Become Available

If you have an event where people are waiting in a waitlist, this applies to you. Once space becomes available for a waitlisted event or registration type, public registration for the event or registration type will be automatically closed.

This allows those on the waitlist to be registered for the event and prevents anyone else from snapping up the newly available spaces.

Once space becomes available, there are two ways an administrator can get a contact off the waitlist and onto the registrant list:

  1. An administrator can manually register the contact by clicking the Register now button from the contact's waitlist registration record. As with all manual event registrations, it is the responsibility of the administrator to send a manual confirmation message.
  2. An administrator can manually email the contact and invite them to visit the event details page and click the Register button to register for the event. The email to the contact on the waitlist can include the event URL – which appears on the event details tab within the event setup screen – so that the contact can jump right to the event details on the public site.

For more information on how event waitlists work, see our help page.


Free Webinar: 10 Tech Tools & Skills Fundraisers Can’t Succeed Without in 2018

Tech Tools WebinarIf you want to learn how some of the best fundraisers are able to hit higher and higher fundraising targets, I encourage you to join our free webinar on December 19 with Joe Waters. Joe is a sought-after speaker, writer and fundraising consultant who will show you how to make 2018 a banner year for your organization.

In this free webinar, Joe will show you:

  • The 10 key fundraising tools and skills you will need to kick off the new year right
  • Examples of organizations that are already successfully using these tools and skills and what you can learn from them
  • How your organization can immediately apply Joe’s insights, regardless of size or budget

Sign up now and we'll see you on December 19, at 2:00 PM (ET) / 11:00 AM (PT). 


This Month’s Blog Posts

If you’re looking for tips on hiring a volunteer manager, how to start an association, or how to start a successful Twitter hashtag campaign, we’ve got you covered in this month’s blog posts. Here they are:

That's all for this month!

The Membership Growth Report:

Benchmarks & Insights for Growing Revenue and Constituents

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