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  • Two new Wild Apricot releases with many new features

    Lori Halley 19 November 2007 0 comments
    Keeping up our development pace, two new versions of Wild Apricot (2.25 and 2.26) were released in the last few weeks. (We typically update the system every 3-4 weeks so please keep your feedback coming - it is critically important for us to know what...
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  • Wild Apricot Version 2.24 released! Now with member pictures and member directory features

    Lori Halley 24 October 2007 0 comments
    Another new versions of Wild Apricot, 2.24 has been released. Here's a quick overview of key new features and changes (you can read more on our Wild Apricot release history page ): Member Pictures You can now add picture fields to member database (even...
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  • Wild Apricot releases 2.22 and 2.23 - many new and updated improvements

    Lori Halley 26 September 2007 0 comments
    Two new versions of Wild Apricot, 2.22 and 2.23 have been recently released. Here's a quick overview of key new features and changes: (you can read more on our Wild Apricot release history page ): Payments report for donations, event registrations,...
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  • Web design and usability guidelines for non-profits: An interview with Jason King

    Lori Halley 20 September 2007 8 comments
    Jason King is a freelance web designer and ICT Trainer who works exclusively with non-profit organizations. He is also the author of the Nonprofit Web Design Blog , providing tips on planning, commissioning, designing and editing charity websites....
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  • Adding online forms, directory and other capabilities to websites using widgets

    Lori Halley 22 August 2007 1 comments
    Interactive web pages help associations, clubs and many other non-profit organizations provide better services at lower cost for their members and supporters - growing the community and bringing people back repeatedly. We are excited about new capabilities...
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  • Instant Messaging - How to use MeeboMe to engage your members

    Lori Halley 18 July 2007 9 comments
    Instant messaging tools are becoming extremely common (one the biggest gripes from early buyers of just launched Apple iPhone was that it does not have a built-in chat). Most of us are now very familiar and comfortable with regular IM tools like MSN...
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  • Non-Profit Websites: 10 Tips to Website Usability

    Lori Halley 29 May 2007 0 comments
    When potential members and donors visit your website, they expect to find it easy to use. Kim Krause Berg from the Cre8pc Blog has a great article about website usability (making your site easy for your visitors), which is well worth reading. Here...
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  • Wild Apricot releases 2.17 and 2.18 - added new features and functionalities

    Lori Halley 15 May 2007 0 comments
    Two new versions of Wild Apricot (2.17 and 2.18) have been released in the last 5 weeks. Here's a quick overview of key new features and changes: Member application workflow customization Administrators can now control the way the system processes...
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  • Making people jump through (registration) hoops is a bad idea

    Dmitriy Buterin 30 April 2007 0 comments
    Here is a short tale of how I was made to jump through many hoops for a very simple transaction - and what it reminded me of regarding some online event registration quirks. I was at a Chinese restaurant on Saturday - pretty upscale one, called Asian...
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  • Online Membership Management Demands Simplicity too!

    Lori Halley 18 April 2007 0 comments
    While going through my RSS feeds, I came across an article by Gerry McGovern that reflects a key aspect in Wild Apricot - Ease of Use. It is an excellent post on the significance of simplicity and usability on the web. The article is titled "Easy to...
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  • Two Wild Apricot Releases - 2.14 and 2.15

    Lori Halley 21 March 2007 2 comments
    A quick overview of the main Wild Apricot's enhancements in version 2.15 released March 19th as well as version 2.14 since we did not post about it separately. Advanced Search in Contacts Database This feature allows administrators to search their...
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  • The latest Wild Apricot - New Enhancements and Features

    Lori Halley 16 February 2007 0 comments
    We keep listening closely to your ongoing feedback and improving Wild Apricot. We are happy to announce our second Wild Apricot update in 2007 (and 13th overall since the beta-version launch in July 2006). Here are the key items in this latest update:...
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  • Do Non-Profits Get ROI From Usability?

    Lori Halley 13 February 2007 1 comments
    For businesses, usability's return on investment is pretty clear. Increased employee productivity, greater improvements in key performance indicators, double the sales and double the conversion rate. But what about non-profit organizations? Can they...
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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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