Wild Apricot Monthly Newsletter

April 2014

Software News: Version 5 Is Live – the Roll-out Continues

by Dmitry Buterin (Chief Apricot)

It’s finally here: Version 5 of Wild Apricot is now a reality.  We’ve taken the first step in our gradual upgrade process and rolled it out to all of our trial accounts. Conversion of existing accounts will start on April 28.

We've sent out email notification of upgrade dates to account administrators and have added a Preview button so that clients can test-drive Version 5 using a copy of their own website.

For additional information on what’s coming in Version 5 you can: If you have any questions about your upgrade to Version 5 or want to ask about rescheduling your upgrade date, please contact our support team via email:  support@wildapricot.com

Check out Software News for details on the Version 5 roll-out and keep an eye out for further updates.


Wanted:  Advisory Group Volunteers

Would you like to participate in an advisory group for membership and non-profit organizations?

We're looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. It doesn't matter if you are a Wild Apricot client or not. Your involvement and experience with membership organizations or not-for-profits is what counts to us.

Do you know first-hand how hard it is to run a small membership organization? Are you passionate about helping others in the same situation and want to be an advocate for your industry? 

If so, check out this blog post to find out more about the advisory group and how you can participate.  Read more…

Membership Knowledge Hub

This month, we launched two new volunteer resources - both by Tobi Johnson (Tobi Johnson & Associates):

Understanding and Working With Virtual and Mobile Volunteers

How do technological advances and the changing nature of the workplace impact how we lead volunteers? In this article, Tobi Johnson looks at virtual and mobile volunteers; explains how these new realities offer new chances for volunteer engagement; and provides tips for managing and supporting offsite and virtual volunteers. Read more...

Re-designing Volunteer Jobs That Are “Too Big”

Does your organization have volunteer jobs that seem overwhelming or “too big” and cause volunteer fatigue? Rather than searching for a “super volunteer”, Tobi Johnson suggests you re-design these roles and offers some steps you can to take. Read more...

What's New on the Wild Apricot Blog?

Visit the blog to subscribe via email and receive posts such as these!
How can you ensure an active, engaged board? In this guest post, Lamees Abourahma (Webbright Services) outlines three creative ideas that associations have implemented that have been effective. Read more... On April 14th LinkedIn "retired" the products & services tab. Here are the details and what this might mean for your organization. Read more… This link round-up offers 5 posts with ideas and tips on: membership engagement; volunteer recognition; small meeting reporting; writing like a human and non-profit blogs. Read more…

Upcoming Product Webinars

Here are the free product webinars (with live Apricot Q & A) that we’re offering in the coming month:

Version 5 Overview Webinar:

If you are unable to attend this live webinar you can watch a recording here.

Getting Started With Your Wild Apricot Account:

Setting Up Your Wild Apricot Website:


What Say You?

This quote came from a user in Montana participating in our annual survey:

"The most important part to me is that all the info is available and simple to use by my successor in case I get run over by a truck tomorrow. That was always a concern before we started using your service."

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