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From the Chief Apricot: I Am Moving on from Wild Apricot

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After almost 12 years, I have decided to move on and finish my time at Wild Apricot at the end of this year. Dmitry-Buterin

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How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

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New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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10 Inexpensive (or Free) Nonprofit Marketing Tools That Create Stunning Visuals

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Posts with images and videos get shared up to 230% more than those without. To create your own stunning visuals, here are 10 inexpensive and free nonprofit marketing tools that can help. Visual-Tools Nonprofit-Marketing-Tools

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27 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2017

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Here are 27 free nonprofit webinars for December. webinars

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29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

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If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. It’s my hope that you browse the list and discover one or two new tools that are perfectly suited for your organization’s needs.

How to Use the Wild Apricot Membership App to Easily Run Your Organization

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If you’re looking to manage your members on the go, you’ll be happy to know Wild Apricot built a membership management app for smartphones and tablets. Here's what you can do with it. Membership-App Mobile-App

15 Brilliant Ways Word of Mouth Marketing Can Grow Your Nonprofit

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In this article, I’ll share 15 time-tested tactics for encouraging word of mouth conversations, and give you tips on how to encourage people to spread the word about your organization. Marketing word-of-mouth

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34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2017

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Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 34 for July 2017. webinars nonprofit-webinars

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24 Must-Watch Webinars for Nonprofit Professionals

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Here's a handy list of the top free nonprofit webinars sorted into categories like marketing, finance, and fundraising

Moving From Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

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Many organizations and associations have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion, but one that isn't reflected in their day-to-day operations. Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel, authors of "Include Is a Verb," show you how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion. assocations inclusion diversity

Every Nonprofit Hashtag in One Big List Plus The Best Hashtag Campaign I’ve Seen

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Here's a list of all the nonprofit hashtags. I also included all the nonprofit Twitter chats and the best hashtag campaign I've seen. Nonprofit-Twitter Nonprofit-Hashtags

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You Know You Work for a Nonprofit When.

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If you’re a nonprofit person, you’ll probably relate to one or more of these 23 classic situations

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41 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2017

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Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 41 for August 2017. webinars

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The Simplest Way to Get Board Members to Help with Fundraising

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When it comes to fundraising, every extra hand helps, so what do you do when a board member isn’t cooperative? Fundraising expert, Amy Eisenstein shares her experience and the one simple thing that will get every board member to help out. Eisenstein amy Fundraising

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37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2017

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Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 36 for June 2017. webinars nonprofit

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Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

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Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples. Nonprofit-Marketing

6 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits (with examples!)

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This is a guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. A challenge I’ve come across with small nonprofits is finding a fundraising idea that will make a big impact, but will also be inexpensive. From my experience, there are six types

Successful Volunteer Teams Have These Four Types of People

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There are four types of people, or personas that make for successful volunteer teams. I'll guide you through each of their motivations, which tasks they're best suited for, their behaviors, strengths, and opportunities. volunteering volunteer-teams

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Four Things that Turned This Association’s Annual Conference into a Member Recruiting Machine

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For many associations the annual conference is the biggest event of the year. But, what many associations don’t realize is that the annual conference can also be their biggest member recruiter. Here's how one association uses its annual conference to add hundreds of members each year.

15 Utterly Insane Fundraising Ideas People Actually Thought Would Work (And 3 That Do)

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I was on a thread recently where folks listed some of the craziest suggestions they’ve received from well-meaning know-it-alls. I thought I’d share 15 of the most utterly insane ones. And to make up for it, at the end of this post I share three simple, yet highly effective strategies from some of the best fundraisers I’ve come across. Fundraising fundraising-ideas

How I Quadrupled My Nonprofit Blog Traffic in Less Than 1 Year

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In this post I’m going to share everything I’ve learned about how to build a successful nonprofit blog from the ground up. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors/month to over 36,000. Blogging Nonprofit-Blog

Specific Strategies To Take Your Conference Full Frontal

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How do you make your conference the purple cow of all conference experiences? Go full frontal. In this guest post by Jeff Hurt, he explains how going "full frontal" can boost engagement at your next conference

This Formula Tells You When Your Association Will Die (and what to do about it)

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Are you worried your association is dying off? Member engagement expert Sarah Sladek gives you a formula that will predict your organization's life expectancy, and shows you how to ensure your association continues to thrive. Sarah-Sladek membership-growth membership attrition leadership member-retention association

15 Powerful Sports Management Software Tools for Teams, Leagues, Clubs, and Associations

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If you're wondering whether Sports Management Software can make an impact for your team, look no further. In this article, I cover everything you need to know to choose the right option for you

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26 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2017

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Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 26 for April 2017. webinars

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44 Free Nonprofit Webinars for September 2017

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Every month we compile the internet's biggest list of nonprofit webinars. Here are 44 free nonprofit webinars for September 2017. webinars nonprofit-webinars

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Wild Apricot Acquired: Introducing Personify

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Read Dmitry's update on our acquisition by Personify and what it means going forward. Acquisition Personify

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5 Ways to Reach New Donors Online

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Many nonprofits miss out on donations by not having the right online presence. To help you, Jasmine Marrow, the director of nonprofit strategy at GuideStar, the world’s largest database of nonprofit information, shows you five ways to reach donors online. Jasmine-Marrow online-presence online-profile Fundraising donations donors nonprofits

Really Great Team Communication Follows These 12 Guidelines

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These 12 guidelines by two leading communications experts can help you create really great team communication in your organization. Team-Communication

24 Things I Wish I Knew Before Entering the Nonprofit World

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I asked Shawna, and a dozen other seasoned nonprofit pros what they wish they knew before signing on to work for a nonprofit. Here are the 22 things that they hammered home. working-at-a-nonprofit

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The 22 Features Every Top Nonprofit Website Has

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Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization. That’s the unfortunate reality these days when so much happens online. To help other nonprofits create websites that bring in massive support, I’ve compiled the 22 features every top nonprofit website has. website nonprofit-website

How to Recruit Volunteers from Your Email List

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If you’re sending emails to your contact list, asking for volunteers, but not getting a lot of response, it’s likely that your emails are getting lost in your recipients’ inboxes. Here's one simple thing you can do to get your emails to stand out. Volunteers personalization email emails

5 Steps to Create an Amazing Membership Website with No Technical Expertise

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Here's how to create an amazing membership website from scratch and without any technical expertise. membership website

6 Steps to Run a Productive Virtual Meeting with Templates and Examples

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If you’d like help making your virtual meetings more productive, here is a six-step formula along with the templates and examples that can make your virtual meetings super productive. Nancy-Settle-Murphy meetings virtual-meetings

4 Ways to Use a Google Ad Grant to Drive Meaningful Results for Your Organization

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This is a guest post by Jamie Finney, Brand and Product Development Lead at LeadPup An animal disease research organization I know started a Google Ads campaign with the hope of increasing donations to support a groundbreaking research project. Unfortunately

September Update: Exciting News — Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired

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We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify. Read all about the acquisition and more in this months' update. Acquired September-Update

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The Complete Nonprofit Compliance Checklist From an Expert

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Use this expert's nonprofit compliance checklist to make sure your organization is doing everything it takes to remain in good standing with the IRS. Nonprofit-Compliance-Checklist IRS

We Have Exciting News: Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired by Personify

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We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify, an Austin-based constituent management software company that shares our mission of serving and empowering membership and constituent-focused organizations. Read all the details here. Personify

From Dysfunctional To Dynamic: Tips For Effective Board Meetings

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Here are highlights from our Expert Webinar – Tools For More Effective Board Meetings – with Rick Lent. leadership webinars

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How to Create a Nonprofit Facebook Page and Get Followers

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If your nonprofit doesn’t have a Facebook Page yet, I’ll show you the five basic steps to getting set up and gaining your first followers. The whole process should take less than one hour. followers Facebook