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  • Association Ideas: New Blog for Professional and Business Associations

    Lori Halley 17 June 2010 1 comments
    WildApricot.com is excited to announce the launch of a new blog – Association Ideas @ Wild Apricot – focussed on the challenges faced by volunteer and small-staff organizations such as membership recruiting, event management, and how technology is changing the role of associations.
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  • 10 Interview Tips That Lead to Better Storytelling

    Lori Halley 15 June 2010 10 comments
    Kivi Leroux Miller, author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, believes that storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused marketing tactics for nonprofits. She devoted a whole chapter to storytelling in her new book, and provides ten tips for better interviews in this guest post.
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  • An Easy Way to Edit, Create, Share Microsoft Word Documents

    Lori Halley 11 June 2010 4 comments
    Here's how to start editing your Word documents online in 10 seconds.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: How important is importing?

    Lori Halley 11 June 2010 0 comments
    We're progressing nicely in our current development cycle. We've put a lot of work into our new features, but there's one feature we've been working on for even longer.
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  • Wild Apricot News: Membership Software Guide covered in the Membership Management Report

    Lori Halley 09 June 2010 0 comments
    Thanks to the Membership Management Report for covering our Membership Software Guide in the most recent issue of their monthly newsletter. The Membership Management Report is a 8-page monthly newsletter geared at professionals with an interest in...
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  • Tom’s Planner Project Manager is Free for One Year

    Lori Halley 09 June 2010 0 comments
    “Easier than MS Project & faster than Excel,” Tom’s Planner is a web-based project management tool with a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy for even non-techies to collaborate on, create, manage, and share project schedules. Sign up while it's still in beta and your account will be free for one year.
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  • Can MySpace Make a Comeback?

    Lori Halley 07 June 2010 1 comments
    Facebook and Twitter took over as social media centers in 2009, while MySpace faded fast - but don't count MySpace down and out yet! This summer, it's getting a major makeover with a new "content discovery" focus. In fact, the changes at MySpace have already started.
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  • What is Your Association’s Value Proposition to Your Members?

    Lori Halley 07 June 2010 0 comments
    This month, we asked Executive Directors from three diverse professional organizations to tell us about their value proposition - that is -- "What value do members gain by joining your association?" It's no surprise that all the respondents stressed...
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: Multiple Forums, Multiple Chapters, Multiple Ideas

    Lori Halley 04 June 2010 0 comments
    This week I explain how our forums work. Also, we're gathering feedback for our ideas on multi-chapter organizations.
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  • Wild Apricot Software News June 2010

    Dmitriy Buterin 03 June 2010 0 comments
    A few years ago (I think it was when my son turned 10), I realized that we have some irreconcilable differences between us. Specifically, we could not agree on what date is the first day of summer. For me that always was – and is – June 1st (my farmer...
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  • LinkedIn Sharing: a New Tool for Nonprofit Outreach

    Lori Halley 02 June 2010 3 comments
    Of the “big three” social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) each has its own challenges for nonprofits trying to spread their message, but we've tended put LinkedIn at the bottom of the list as more useful for individual networking than for nonprofit outreach. That may be about to change, with LinkedIn's new sharing features! Now, the times – they are a-changin’!
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  • Wild Apricot News: Free Webinar Gives Professional Women Tips and Tools on Building a Member-based Organization

    Lori Halley 02 June 2010 0 comments
    To provide women entrepreneurs with advice and tools on forming their own membership organization, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Wild Apricot are teaming up to launch the free webinar “Standing Out” Tuesday June 15, 2010, 3:30 pm. to 5...
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  • 22+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2010

    Lori Halley 01 June 2010 7 comments
    It’s that time again! Our regular monthly round-up of free professional development opportunities for nonprofit folks is back for June 2010. Even as we move toward the lazy days of summer, when the pace traditionally slows down a bit, there’s still...
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  • Wanted: Your Blog Posts on Managing Members Online

    Lori Halley 31 May 2010 3 comments
    Do you have advice to share with non profit organizations who want to more effectively recruit, engage, connect, manage their members online? Wild Apricot Blog invites your blog post submissions for the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, June 2010 edition, on the theme of Managing Your Membership – Tips, Tools and Tactics.
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  • Behind the Scenes @ Wild Apricot: How an idea becomes a solution OR Who wants breakfast?

    Lori Halley 28 May 2010 0 comments
    Ever wonder about the process that we go through to make a suggestion into a feature? Ever want to do that with a nice glass of orange juice at the same time? Well, then this is the post for you!
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