Wild Apricot Newsletter January 2012
 

Apricot Chat: The Richmond Venture Forum

This month's Apricot Chat demonstrates that Wild Apricot is a great fit for professional and business associations -- the Richmond Venture Forum is an association that acts as a social network to link the entrepreneurial community with venture capital to promote business growth and development in the central Virginia area. We spoke to Robin Hogge, who manages the Richmond Venture Forum, to find out what her association likes about using Wild Apricot.

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This issue:
· Software News
· Upcoming Product Webinars
· Membership Knowledge Hub
· Recent Blog Posts
· Talk to Us!


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Wild Apricot Software News
January 2012

Chief Apricot - Dmitry Buterin, CEO
Our Chief Apricot reports on the outcomes of our recent Version 4.3 upgrade, and provides a sneak-peak into some of the updates for the upcoming Version 4.4: Sales Taxes, Newsletter Templates, and HTTPS secure access.

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Upcoming Free Product Webinars

Wild Apricot - Software Overview
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
This webinar is a introduction to the Wild Apricot software for associations, non-profits and other member-driven organizations.  It will cover the major features of the system, including membership management, event management, website editing, and more.

Setting Up Your Wild Apricot Website
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Want to know more about how to customize your Wild Apricot website? In this webinar, we'll dig deep into the website portion of Wild Apricot, demonstrating key operations related to website setup, customization and page editing. Topics include customization of themes, header, menu, footer; page editing, including adding pages, uploading/inserting documents, third party widgets; feature pages for interactive functionality, including member profiles, online payment forms; using communication tools like blogs and forums; and much more.

Managing Your Membership Database
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 3:00-4:00 ET
Want to learn about Wild Apricot membership management? In this webinar, we'll dig deep into the membership database portion of Wild Apricot, including using the online database system for members, donors, and other contacts; database structure (membership levels, common fields, etc.); importing and exporting data; searching, filtering, and contacting members; self-service functionality for members; membership directories; widgets to integrate membership management into your existing website; and more.

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The New Volunteer Manager: The First 90 Days

This ebook covers a broad range of activities for new volunteer managers to try during their first few months on the job, including "21 big picture tips to rock your volunteer program."

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We want to find out the key issues impacting small non-profits and membership organizations, and learn what information we could offer that might help. The survey is only 14 quick questions and it's strictly confidential. Your participation helps!

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Creating Network-friendly Membership Events

Here are some great tips for creating an "atmosphere of connectedness" that stimulates "serendipitous encounters" with new people and ideas at your events.

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4 Ways to Orient New Wild Apricot Users

Do you need some help orienting new volunteers or staff to Wild Apricot Membership Management software? Here is an overview of the resources available to help.

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