Fall Planning Resource Round-up

Lori Halley 02 September 2014 0 comments

Labor Day is over – signalling the end of summer and the unofficial start of the fall season. It’s ironic because once the holiday is over, the labor really begins! We're all "back at it".

If you are a staffer or key volunteer at a membership organization, you’re probably thinking about ramping up your fall planning. And each year, we try to offer up some resources to help you kick-start your fall planning efforts.  This year, we’ve rounded up 22 (count em!) resources.

For all of you that are preparing fall communications plans, kicking off your fall event season, strategizing about volunteer recruitment, or planning your member recruitment or renewal campaigns, here is a list of resources – blog posts, articles and guides – that we have published that might help you get started.

Membership Topics:


Our research indicated that member recruitment and engagement were the top two priorities for small associations, clubs and non-profits. Here are 5 resources that might help: 

Volunteer Recruitment and Management:


Volunteers are a critical resource for most associations, clubs and non-profits, so here are some resources to help with volunteer recruitment, on-boarding, and management.

Event Planning:

If you are taking on event planning or promotion this fall, here are some resources that might help:

Member Communications:

For staff or volunteers new to membership communications, here are a couple of resources:

Technology & Website:

If you need to refresh your website, or perhaps you’re just starting to look at membership management software or systems, here are some resources:

Yearly Planning:

If your organization is starting your planning for the coming year, or bringing on new volunteers or staff, you might want to check out this resource. While it was designed for starting off the New Year, it can also help with fall planning.

We hope you find these resources helpful.  You might also want to visit our Membership Knowledge Hub to check out our full list of articles or guides.

Need a Wild Apricot Refresher?

For Wild Apricot users, if you want a refresher webinar to help get you back into the swing of things or to train new volunteers, we are offering three sessions of our Getting Started With Wild Apricot webinar in September, as well as our Managing Events in Wild Apricot webinar. Check out our webinar page for details and dates for live sessions, or download one of our pre-recorded sessions.

We hope these resources help you jump-start your fall planning.


Image source:  Back to work in toy block letters courtesy of BigStockPhoto.com

Get a Special Report on Simplifying Membership Management

Enter your email and receive this special report in your inbox.
Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 02 September 2014 at 8:30 AM

Get a Special Report on Simplifying Membership Management

Enter your email and receive this special report in your inbox.
Sorry, this blog post is closed for further comments.