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October Update: Another Fang-tastic Month!

Shawn Klerer  27 October 2020  0 comments
 

 

Treat your organization this month with new resources and coming events, including 8 new blogs and an opportunity to speak at Virtual PersoniFest 2021. Everyone who submits a speaking proposal gets a free “Life of the Virtual Party” t-shirt in celebration of the 2021 virtual experience. 

 

Also in this month's newsletter:  

       

      Product update

       

      Automate your workflow with Integromat

      Are you using other apps with your Wild Apricot account? Integromat lets you connect your Wild Apricot account to more than 500 online apps so you can have your work done automatically for you. Here’s an example:  

       

      How does it work?

      By signing up for an Integromat account, you’ll have access to its visual integration builder to connect your most-used apps with Wild Apricot. Simply select the apps you are using (or choose Integromat’s universal connector for any API) and connect them using Integromat’s drag-and-drop interface. You can even play around with your data by adding filters and applying functions.  

       

      Integromat allows you to automatically manage everything from new membership contacts, to event registrations, invoice emailing, and more, all without writing a single line of code. 

       

      Get started today

       

      New mobile app for member features

       

      mobile app for members

       

      We added some new features to the mobile app for members, including the following: 

       

        • Members can now renew their membership from the app directly. 
        • Members will be prompted to allow notifications such as renewal reminders to appear on their device's notification center. 
        • If their membership has expired or is due for renewal within a week, a notice will appear on their member profile. 

      Click here to learn more about the ios version.  

       

      Click here to learn more about the Android version. 

       

       

       

       

       

      Save the Date: Virtual PersoniFest 2021 March 2nd & 3rd 2021

       

      PersoniFest 2020


      Our 2021 PersoniFest show will be an online global event with leaders from the association, nonprofit, YMCA, JCC and event experience markets sharing how you can reimagine member and attendee experiences in 2021 and beyond. Join us in building the virtual event program and submit your speaking proposal. 

        

      Here are some ideas to that would make for an amazing and engaging talk: 

        

        • Has Wild Apricot helped you overcome a challenge in 2020? 
        • Are you engaging your constituents in new, innovative ways? 
        • Have you implemented a game-changing strategy with your members, attendees, volunteers or team? 
        • Do you have a success story to share with your peers? 
        • Don’t miss your chance to share your story at the 22nd annual PersoniFest! 

          

        All entries will receive a free “Life of the Virtual Party” t-shirt in celebration of the 2021 virtual experience. 

          

        Submit your session ideas by EOD November 6 to snag your swag. Supplies are limited so get your session ideas in early. Thank you for being part of the program for 2021. 

         

        Submit your ideas today

         

         

         

        Update from the Support Team

         

        Getting help and support 

        When you run into issues using Wild Apricot, there's several places you can turn to for help. 

         

        Using the help center

        Within Wild Apricot, there's a help center with an extensive collection of help articles.  

         

         

        To display the help panel from most screens, you click the Help center menu and choose the Help & Support option. 

         

          

         

        When you open the help center, it automatically suggests the most relevant article for the screen you're currently on. 

         

         

        You can click on one of the suggested topics, or search for other topics by entering a search string in the search box. As you type your search string, matching topics will appear.  

         

         

        Getting chat support

        Chat support has become our most popular support option. It allows you to communicate in real time with a support agent and share screenshots and other files.

         

         

        Chat support is available within admin view for all administrators, including limited admins, Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM EST. Chat support is not available for free accounts.  

        To start a chat session, click the Chat icon in the lower right corner of admin view. 

         

         

        Submitting a support request

        If you don’t have time to chat with a support agent, you can submit a support and wait for an agent to respond by email within 1-2 business days. 

        To submit a support request from the help panel, click the Support request icon at the top of the panel. 

         

         

        If you're not seeing these options at the top of the help panel, click the menu icon above the search bar. 

         

          

         

        When you click the Support request option, a window appears where you can enter the details of your request. 

         

         

        Before you submit your support request, related help topics will be displayed that might be able to address your issue without waiting for a reply from our support department.

         

         

        You can also email Wild Apricot support at support@wildapricot.com or submit a support request from our support portal at support.wildapricot.com. 

         

        For account billing issues, send an email to billing@wildapricot.com.  

        If you want to contact a salesperson, send an email to sales@wildapricot.com. 

         

        46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2020

         

        Here are 46 free webinars that the internet has to offer to help you:

          • Raise funds for your organization online  
          • Make the most of your nonprofit website
          • Recruit and engage volunteers using social media
          • Improve your organization’s budgeting process  
          • And much more

           

          See what's coming up

           

          The Amazing REFERRAL Race

           

          Nothing lifts the spirits and gets the blood flowing like some healthy competition and enticing rewards. So if you’re a current Wild Apricot customer on free or paid plan, are you up for a race? 

           

           

          From Oct 1st until Dec 31st 2020, every new Wild Apricot customer who signs up using your personal referral link, receives one free month off their subscription (up to $600 value), AND you may earn up to $1,440 for each referral. 

           

          But wait, there’s more!  

           

          We are also giving away $1,000 in Amazon gift cards to the top 3 finalists AND three additional prizes will be given away at random to anyone who refers at least 1 customer: 

            • 1st place: $500 gift card 
            • 2nd place: $250 gift card 
            • 3rd place: $100 gift card 
            • 3x $50 gift cards awarded randomly 

             

            How to Find & Share Your Personal Referral Link?

            After logging into your Wild Apricot account, you can find your link in two places: 

             

            1) On the right side of the main Dashboard > Overview page 

             

             

            2) On the Dashboard > Referrals page 

             

             

            Just copy your link and share it with anyone in your network who you think would benefit from Wild Apricot. If after their free trial they sign up and become a paying customer, you both win! 

             

            May the best Apricot win! 

             

             

            Blog of the Month

             

            The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

             


            The holidays are fast approaching, which means ‘tis the season... for nonprofits to launch their year-end giving campaigns. In this ultimate guide to year-end giving, we outline the exact steps you need to follow to plan and launch an effective year-end campaign. 

             

            Read the full blog

             

            Also, on the blog this month: 

             

            Expert Webinar

             

            How to Better Engage Millennials & Gen Z in Your Fundraising Plan 

             

             

            Traditional philanthropy has primarily focused on the Boomers and Gen Xers as donors, leaving other generations on the giving sidelines. In this expert webinar, Dominique Calixte shares her insights from her experiences activating millennials and Gen Z as change-makers to help your organization engage with these new generations. 

             

            Date: Tuesday, November 24 

            Time: 2:00 PM (ET) / 1:00 PM (CT) 

             

            Sign up today

             

             

            Podcast

             

            The Evolution and Future of Association Events, with John Toner V

             

             

            John Toner V is the Vice President of the United Fresh Produce Association. In this Planet Leadership episode, John shares his views on the evolution and the definition of an “event” during a pandemic and lessons learned from their virtual event United Fresh Live! 

             

            Listen to the podcast

             

             

            Meet the Team

             

            Brennan Moore, Customer Support Consultant 

             

             

            Hello everyone! My name is Brennan. While I play a key role in Support, I have been taking on other duties such as helping coordinate and co-host webinars, as well as interviewing and training new hires. 

             

            I enjoy helping our amazing customers with the capability, versatility and customization of Wild Apricot features and demonstrating the true potential of the software for their organizations. Since Wild Apricot's features are incredibly diverse and multifaceted, it is my mission to help every organization make our software work for them. 

             

            When I'm not at work, I am running or exercising, baking bread or playing the guitar! 

             

             

             

            Organization Spotlight

             

            This month, our featured organization is: 

             

            Parrot Society of Australia  

             

             

            The Parrot Society of Australia is an incorporated, nonprofit organization founded in 1980 based in Brisbane, the sub-tropical capital of the beautiful State of Queensland. The organization’s mission is to offer information and support on the keeping, breeding, and care of all parrots in captivity.  Its membership base includes companion parrot owners, conservationists, through to bird-breeders, scientists, and veterinarians. 

             

            What makes their website awesome

            The website is filled with high quality and vibrant photos of an array of parrots while maintaining a simple and easy-to-navigate layout. Visitors can easily find resources, events, and more from the main menu and the clear call-to-action buttons throughout the homepage. 

             

            Visit the website

             

            Shawn Klerer

            Posted by Shawn Klerer

            Published Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 2:24 PM

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