7,000 Associations Use This #1 Association Management Software (AMS)

Terry Ibele 02 January 2018 0 comments

Association Management Software (AMS)

Do you want to spend more time engaging your members and less time in the office managing your association?

If so, Association Management Software (AMS) may be for you. It automates most of the administrative tasks for associations, allowing you to focus on what’s important — your members.

If you'd like to see how this type of software can make a difference at your association, you've come to the right place. I’m going to share with you the #1 association management software used by over 7,000 associations and give you some examples of how associations are using it. 

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What is Association Management Software?

Association Management Software (also called AMS) is a type of all-in-one membership management software  used to help eliminate and streamline typical association administrative work. This ends up saving most associations a lot of time and money. AMS is typically comprised of a website builder, online contact database, online member directory, communications system, booking system, finance & payment system, event platform, and more.

Most options include features like:

Association Management Software

  • Website: Create and update your association’s website with no tech experience. Include whatever pages you like, such as news, blogs, forums, resources, or members-only areas.
  • Online Member Registration: Set as many member-levels as you like and accept new members online with automated welcome emails.
  • Events: Easily create and promote lessons, events, certifications, and conferences with online registration, attendance tracking, and payment processing. It's also easy to create and share an online calendar of events.
  • Payments: Automate membership renewals, registrations and payments.
  • Database: Maintain detailed member and admin records in an easy-to-search and filter online database.
  • Emails: Send professional newsletter and email communications to your members.
  • Member Login: Allow members to login to your website to update their profiles, sign up for events, and access exclusive resources.
  • Finances: In just a few clicks, you can view an online summary of all your finances: ticket sales, member dues, donations, and more.

 

The #1 Software 7,000 Associations Use

Wild Apricot is the #1 rated membership management software used by over 7,000 associations. You can try a free, 30-day trial of Wild Apricot and have your association set up with a professional-looking website and online event registration in just an afternoon.

Wild Apricot Association Management Software

Free Association Management Software

Wild Apricot Review"Wild Apricot has been a lifesaver for our association. It saves us at least 15-30 hours of work every time we have an event. It's simple to send email blasts, track payments, and keep in touch with former members who may have drifted away."

-Diane Herrick, Conference Chair, KAPS (KY Association for Psychology in the Schools)

 

How Wild Apricot’s Automated Features Save You Time and Money

Imagine you had an army of robots to do all the grunt work for your association. They’d update your website, register new members, file their info into a database, collect and process payments, schedule events, and send automated invoices, receipts, and email reminders. With an army of robots doing all the work, you could spend your time growing your association and offering more value to your members.

That’s exactly what Wild Apricot does for you — it acts like an army of robots to automate all your admin work. Many association managers report saving up to 20 hours a week once they set up Wild Apricot.

Here are some of Wild Apricot's features you'll have instant access to once you start your free trial:

Wild Apricot also has dozens of other features like:

  • Member login and membership directories
  • Multiple membership levels and group/family discounts
  • A mobile app to manage your association on the go
  • Donation meters
  • Free, unlimited support
  • And dozens of others

Plus if there’s a feature you want and we don’t have, go on over to our WishList forum and request it. Once a feature gains enough popularity, we develop it.

 

Three Examples of Associations Using Wild Apricot

Here are three examples of organizations that used Wild Apricot's website builder for their association. While you can't see how they're managing their association in the backend, you can see how they've organized their club online. Some highlights to look for when you explore each site include:

  • Simple online membership applications
  • Event calendars
  • Forums and information pages
  • Beautiful pictures of association members in slideshows

 

1) ATV Association of Nova Scotia

ATVANS Association Management Software

 

2) Southern Nursery Association

SNA Association Management Software

 

3) Association of Professional Humane Educators

APHE Association Management Software

 

How to Get Your Free Trial of Wild Apricot

To get started with your free, 30-day trial of Wild Apricot, simply click here.

Free Association Management Software

You’ll be taken to a registration page where you can enter your account details. Once you click submit, you’ll activate a free 30-day trial of the paid version of Wild Apricot’s software. This means that you will have all the access to all the functionality that our paid clients receive for 30 days.

If at any point you need help with our system, feel free to get in touch with our friendly support team. They’ll be more than happy to help you setup your account as quickly as possible.

Best of success with your association!

 

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Published Tuesday, 02 January 2018 at 1:00 PM

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