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  • Membership Database Selection Guide: Everything You Need to Make the Right Decision

    Terry Ibele 19 April 2017 0 comments
    This membership database selection guide is perfect for small organizations, associations and nonprofits just getting started with formally managing their member data or looking to switch systems.
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  • How to Use Data to Achieve Your Mission

    Donald Cowper 15 February 2017 0 comments
    Most nonprofits don't use their database to help achieve their mission. Database expert Wes Trochlil reveals how the most successful organizations use their data efficiently and effectively by asking the right questions.
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  • Take The Quiz: Are You Managing Your Membership Database Like The Top Nonprofits?

    Terry Ibele 23 December 2016 0 comments
    To find out how your database management processes stack up against the top nonprofits, take this short quiz that Wes Trochlil (Founder of Effective Database Management) helped us put together. This quiz is designed to help you identify areas to improve, and give you expert tips. At the bottom of the quiz, compare your score against others.
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  • Track These 10 Fields in Your Membership Form to Engage Your Members Better

    Terry Ibele 24 October 2016 0 comments
    At Wild Apricot we’ve helped over 17,000 organizations set up their membership databases. From our experience, here are the 10 mandatory membership fields to keep track of.
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  • 3 Steps to Succesfully Importing Your Membership Database

    Terry Ibele 18 April 2016 2 comments
    I like to think that importing your members into Wild Apricot, is like moving your family into a new home. You first want to make sure the house was well built with a good foundation.
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  • Want To Learn How To Use Your Database To Grow Your Membership?

    Lori Halley 20 May 2015 0 comments
    What exactly is a membership database and how can it help you achieve your organization's goals? Here are details on an Expert Webinar with Wes Trochlil that can answer your database questions.
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  • Association Data Management Challenges

    Lori Halley 06 September 2011 0 comments
    What data management challenges are plaguing associations? Here's an overview of EDM's yearly survey of associations and our take on the results.
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 3 - Making Your Choice

    Lori Halley 04 April 2011 0 comments
    This is the final post in our 3-part Membership Database Selection blog series. Part 1 explained how to identify your specific needs and Part 2 offered an overview of the possible software or system choices. In Part 3 we’re suggesting the steps you can follow to choose the right solution.
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 2 - Understanding Your Choices

    Lori Halley 23 March 2011 4 comments
    Part 2 of our 3-part blog series on membership database selection outlines the software/system options available and their pros and cons in meeting small non-profit/membership needs.
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  • Q and A: Volunteer Scheduling, Time Tracking and Accountability

    Lori Halley 18 March 2011 10 comments
    Today we’re tackling some questions on tools and tactics for volunteer management that were asked in the most recent Wild Apricot blog reader survey. The reader questions fall into three areas: scheduling volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and how...
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  • Membership Database Selection Part 1 - Defining Your Needs

    Lori Halley 16 March 2011 0 comments
    This is the first post in our 3-part blog series on membership database selection. This blog series is designed to help small organizations: identify your membership database requirements (Part 1); understand the options available (Part 2); and choose the solution that meets your specific needs (Part 3).
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  • Membership Database Selection Blog Series

    Lori Halley 11 March 2011 0 comments
    One of the issues facing small membership organizations identified in our Blog Reader Survey was finding ways to better manage membership databases. So in response, we’re creating a blog series to help organizations identify your membership database requirements; understand the various options available; and help you determine the best solution for your specific needs.
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  • Finding the Perfect Donor Database

    Lori Halley 30 April 2010 0 comments
    If you’re facing the prospect of choosing a donor database system for your organization, drop by the Meeting Archives at TechSoup.org to check out this recent addition: Finding the Perfect Donor Database in an Imperfect World . There are nearly two...
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  • How to Backup Your Ning Network Content

    Lori Halley 22 April 2010 2 comments
    Recent changes in Ning’s business model (see News & Views About Change for updates) have Network Creators wondering whether to pay to keep hosting their online communities on the Ning platform, or to start looking at alternatives. We won’t be told...
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  • New Guide Helps Non-Profits Choose Donor Management System

    Lori Halley 04 May 2009 1 comments
    If your organization is in the market for new donor management or fundraising software, Idealware has just released a new (free) research report you may want to check out: The Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems is an impressive 48-page document that compares the specific features of 33 different donor management systems
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