The Best of Wild Apricot 2021

Membership January 11, 2022

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Looking for some inspiration for the new year? Look no further than Wild Apricot’s best blogs of 2021! Covering hot topics and top-of-mind pain points, these blogs are full of new ideas and tools to help you accomplish your organization’s goals in 2022.  


This roundup includes blogs that cover everything you need to know about:


  • Fundraising ideas

  • Event planning

  • Creating donation websites

  • New members welcome letters

  • Building nonprofit boards

  • Nonprofit marketing

  • Subscription websites

  • Membership websites

  • Annual reports


Without further ado, here are our top ten blogs from the previous year. 

1. 200+ Amazing Fundraising Ideas Any Organization Can Try Today

This blog post is loaded with over 200 of the best fundraising ideas. Organized by cost, level of difficulty, and the expected return on each idea, you’ll be able to find loads of inspiration for your next fundraiser.

2. The Ultimate Event Planning Guide: How to Plan an Event

A winning event depends on a solid plan. This guide covers everything you need to know to plan your next event like:

  • Key steps for planning your event

  • Things to keep in mind for your event

  • How to conduct a post-event review

  • Expert tips from seasoned event professional

  • And more!


3. 25 Online Fundraising Ideas Perfect for Any Cause (Social Distancing Approved!)

Online fundraisers are a great way to expand the reach of your cause and organization. If you’re looking for new ways to fundraise amidst COVID restrictions, here are 25 ideas for your next online fundraiser. 

4. 7 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit + 10 Great Examples

Creating a donation website doesn’t have to be a daunting task. This guide walks you through an easy, step-by-step process to creating a donation website to boost your donations. We’ve also included 10 great examples as inspiration for your own website. 

5. Write a Perfect Welcome Letter to New Members with These 10 Tips

A great first impression can leave a lasting impact. When it comes to welcoming new members, this still rings true. This blog post covers 10 elements to include in your welcome letter or email, plus a customizable template you can use right now. 

6. How to Build an Effective Nonprofit Board: The Complete Guide

This is your go-to guide for creating a winning nonprofit board. Packed with ideas and resources for your board chairs or staff, this is a great resource for anyone building a board for their club, nonprofit, or association. 

7. The Beginner’s Guide to Nonprofit Marketing

With the right marketing, you can expand your nonprofit’s reach to new audiences, advance your cause, and widen your impact. But what exactly goes into nonprofit marketing? Consider this your ultimate guide, covering everything you need to know from email marketing to partner marketing and more.


8. How to Create an Amazing Subscription Website in Less Than a Day

A subscription website is a great way to improve member experience and boost member retention. This guide covers how you can build a subscription website quickly and easily, so you can hit the ground running.

9. 5 Steps to Build a Membership Site (No Tech Experience Required)

Building a membership website doesn’t mean you have to be a tech expert. This post covers how to build a membership site with ease. You’ll learn how to get started, what strategies to have in place, and what website elements will attract and convert new members. 

10. The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports (+15 Examples)

Whether you’re seasoned at creating annual reports or it’s your first time, this guide covers everything you need to know. This resource includes:

  • Examples

  • Essential elements

  • Choosing the right format

  • And more. 

This resource will help you navigate creating an effective annual report for your organization. 



We hope this roundup has inspired you for what’s next for your organization. We also hope it’s helped you reflect on some wins from the year before! 


If you’re looking to get started on any of the ideas from the list above, but may not have the time or resources, Wild Apricot can help! Sign up for your free trial to get access to features like an easy-to use website builder, event management, member database, just to name a few. With Wild Apricot, you’ll be able to automate and streamline your admin tasks and processes, so you can get more done better and faster. Get started here. 

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