June Update: Wild Apricot Launches Online Boot Camp

Dmitriy Ivanov 29 June 2018 3 comments

Do you want more training on Wild Apricot?

If so, you’re in luck. During the week of July 9, we’re launching our first ever Wild Apricot Boot Camp, a series of five daily 90-minute webinars showing you how to use all the main features of Wild Apricot!

The Boot Camp is live, with Q&A sessions throughout, so you’ll have lots of chances to get expert advice from our product coaches.

By the end of the week, you’ll know how to:

  • Import your data and manage your membership
  • Set up and run your events
  • Accept and track online payments
  • Communicate with email, social features, and set up a member directory
  • Use all our other features, like the online store, mobile member app, membership cards and much more!

Sign up now!

This Boot Camp is best suited to new admins or someone who wants to learn how to make the most out of Wild Apricot. If you have more advanced questions, feel free to get in touch with our Support team.

 

Are You Considering Wild Apricot Payments?

In April, we launched Wild Apricot Payments, our own payments processor. Since then, many of our clients have already switched. If you’re still thinking about switching, here are some reasons to consider Wild Apricot Payments:  

  • 2.9% +$0.30 for each transaction. No setup or monthly fees like some providers, such as Authorize.Net.
  • We’ll handle all your support issues for payments as well as our entire software. No more dealing with the support department of your current payment processor. Now you just have one support team to contact.
  • Your members and customers will stay on your Wild Apricot website, instead of being directed to a third-party site to complete their payments (this is a big advantage over most PayPal options).
  • All your payments are directly transferred to your bank account within 48 hours. Get your money faster!
  • Recurring payments (aka scheduled payments) are supported.
  • To give you all of the above benefits, Wild Apricot has partnered with AffiniPay, a trusted and secure payment gateway that meets the highest standard of PCI compliance (Level 1 PCI Certified) as set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

Once you set up Wild Apricot Payments, the next time a member goes to pay for anything on your website (dues, event fees, etc.), they will be directed to a secure Wild Apricot payment form right within your website. It will look something like this:

April 5

To learn more, click here.

To make the switch to Wild Apricot Payments, go to your Payments settings page by logging into your account and clicking the Settings menu, then clicking Payment settings under Finances.

I hope you’ll enjoy the convenience of using Wild Apricot Payments!

 

This Just In: New Online Store Features

You can now add variants like different sizes or colors to your product. A dropdown will appear to your customers on the product details screen listing the options you have added.

Each variation your customer chooses will appear as a separate item in their shopping cart and in your product order.

At the moment, you can add only one variant per product. For example, you can add multiple sizes or multiple colors, but not both. Support for multiple variants per product will be introduced in one of our subsequent releases.

If you would like to add an online store to your site but haven't yet done so, here are the step-by-step instructions.

 

We’re Saving You A Support Request With This New Feature

As you begin filling out a support request, we automatically suggest help topics related to the subject you enter.

That way, we might be able to answer your question or resolve your issue on the spot, without making you wait for a reply from our support department.

The suggested help topics appear whether you submit your support request from our support portal or from the in-product help panel.

 

Podcast: Marketing, Membership and a View of the Digital Future for Associations

event-cover-4537In a podcast on July 10th, Shiv Narayanan, our CMO, joins Association Chat to share his expertise on marketing and membership, including:

  • How to prepare your organization for digital transformation
  • How to use more data in your operations
  • How to leverage digital marketing, especially to engage Millennials and Gen Z
  • The consolidation of technology in the association space and what it means for the industry (including having Wild Apricot acquired by Personify)

Sign up now.

Association Chat is a free weekly podcast that shares insights from some of today’s most sought-after nonprofit experts on how to grow and manage your association.

 

Free Webinar: How Small Organizations Win: How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Kishshana Webinar ImageWhen you think about your organization, does "small but mighty" come to mind? If it doesn't…maybe it should. You don't have to be a mega organization to get mega results. Your mission is sound, your programming works but something still isn't getting the results you want! It might be — marketing!

In this free webinar, nonprofit marketing expert Kishshana Palmer will show you:

  • How to assess your current marketing strategy
  • Asset mapping your way to growth (because you've got some amazing things up your sleeve)
  • How organizations just like yours are winning with clear and focused marketing, and how you can too

Click here to sign up now.

 

This Month’s Blog Posts

If you love networking with other nonprofit professionals, we’ve found that nonprofit Facebook Groups are a great way to start. They can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answers to. This month we rounded up 32 of the best nonprofit Facebook groups to join.

And check out our other posts for this month:

And that's it for this month! 

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Posted by Dmitriy Ivanov [Captain Apricot]

Published Friday, 29 June 2018 at 3:25 PM

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Comments

  • Barbara Jacobs -KCTM said:

    Saturday, 30 June 2018 at 2:11 PM
    The Boot Camp sounds interesting but I'm unable to attend at that time. Is there some way I could listen to them later so that I might get the information?
  • Madison said:

    Monday, 02 July 2018 at 7:12 AM
    Very exciting developments, thank you so much for sharing! Webinars are a great way to engage with customers and donors beyond emails or the usual social channels. Creating interactive ways to engage with clients is a very effective way to increase engagement and found more lasting connections. https://inspiredpeople.org/
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Tuesday, 03 July 2018 at 9:10 AM
    Hi Barbara, I'm glad you're interested! If you're unable to attend live, you can simply register for the webinar anyway and a recording of that day will be sent to your email afterwards.

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