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  • Designing Your Non-profit Web site

    Lori Halley 29 January 2007 4 comments
    Everything is subjective when it comes to the things that look pleasing to the eye. Everyone has a favourite colour, a favourite font, or a favourite aesthetic. However, when it comes to designing your Web site, there are a few hard rules that will...
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  • Non-profits are using emerging web 2.0 tools and you should too

    Lori Halley 11 January 2007 0 comments
    It should come as no surprise. The buzz about Web 2.0 tools and software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been caught and non-profits are adopting them. That's the gist of the recent article in IT Business In fact, there are a lot of ready-to-use software-as-a-service...
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  • New features: Custom member fields, event attendee database and currency options

    Dmitriy Buterin 28 November 2006 3 comments
    Release 2.8 for November 29th, 2006, Wednesday. One great advantage of hosted web software (Wild Apricot being an example of such a service focused on non-profits) is that you do not have to bother with system upgrades. We take care of that for you....
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  • Better ways to search

    Dmitriy Buterin 09 November 2006 0 comments
    Your non-profit organization probably has a large database of contacts - your members, donors, volunteers. How do you quickly find one record among many thousands? Especially if you only vaguely recall things like 'his name is probably Bill', 'his...
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  • Webpages accessible only to your members

    Dmitriy Buterin 02 November 2006 0 comments
    Member-only webpages Many organizations find that one important way to attract and keep members is to provide them with valuable content. Industry research, whitepapers, how-to guides, checklists, electronic versions of presentations from their events...
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  • New release, new features. On to the next one!

    Dmitriy Buterin 16 October 2006 0 comments
    Everything went as planned and a number of important new features were released on October 18th. These included multi-level pages, dashboard, getting started checklist, spellchecker, email members feature - and many minor tweaks. We have also totally...
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  • New features coming! Multi-level pages, Dashboard, Member emailings, and more

    Dmitriy Buterin 09 October 2006 2 comments
    As you might know from our previous news posts, we use so-called Agile development methodology for our ongoing enhancements of Wild Apricot. Enhancements are planned in regular releases. Each release is two or three weeks, followed by 1-1.5 weeks of...
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  • Wild Apricot usability review

    Dmitriy Buterin 25 September 2006 0 comments
    Des Traynor is based in Ireland and writes a blog on usability and related topics . What is cool about his blog is that he is frequently using video - many usability issues are much easier to explain and discuss in this way. We just found out that...
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  • Donations, billable accounts, more themes (templates)

    Dmitriy Buterin 20 September 2006 0 comments
    Last week we have completed development work on our latest release and will be updating Wild Apricot system in the next few days! Here are the major changes: Donations module. You will notice a new menu item in the administration menu - Donations -...
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  • Additional text styles, hiding unfinished pages and more

    Dmitriy Buterin 23 August 2006 1 comments
    Some people complain that August is a slow month. This year, we could not complain (actually, maybe we could!) - August has been very busy and exciting. On the one hand, quite a few of our team members took their well-deserved vacations. On the other...
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  • Wild Apricot in ITBusiness.ca article - now we are officially Web 2.0 :-)

    Dmitriy Buterin 17 August 2006 1 comments
    I am not too big a fan of Web 2.0 moniker - it has been overused and abused too much. It means too many different things. Still, the basic meaning of "Web 2.0" label is simply "new generation web applications" and thus I was glad to see Wild Apricot...
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  • New version launches. AIMS Canada goes live.

    Dmitriy Buterin 04 August 2006 0 comments
    We have just released the latest updates of Wild Apricot: Online member applications, renewals and upgrades. Customizable member profile fields. Online payments for events and membership via Paypal (use your own Paypal account!) Multiple membership...
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  • What bloggers wrote about Wild Apricot

    Dmitriy Buterin 20 July 2006 0 comments
    Happy to report that people are noticing our product - writing some pretty interesting posts! Some of the blog posts and comments: TECHNOSIGHT blog "Wild Apricot - Wildly Easy to Create Member Based Websites": ...Wild Apricot might be able to find...
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  • Update released. Direct editing of HTML code - for geeks out there :-)

    Dmitriy Buterin 11 July 2006 1 comments
    We have updated Wild Apricot system today. Most updates were about polishing the rough edges (a.k.a. bugs ). One new feature for you tech-savvy early adopters is ability to directly view and edit HTML code of your webpages. To use this feature select...
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