Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
Toronto-based software company Wild Apricot has launched a Small Membership Advisory Community for small associations, club and nonprofits to facilitate the sharing of best practices, actionable advice and mistakes to avoid by professionals and experts in the industry.
“With over 13,000 organizations and more than 100,000 members using our software, we understand that one of the biggest challenges faced by the dedicated leaders of these organizations is that they often work in isolation without the opportunity to network with their peers,” notes Dmitry Buterin, Chief Apricot (CEO of Wild Apricot). “While Wild Apricot provides online tools and resources to help (such as the Membership Knowledge Hub), we wanted to do more. Through group discovery sessions and discussion, we believe the advisory group will be able to resolve and overcome many questions, queries and obstacles left unaddressed until now.”
Wild Apricot began sowing the seed of this grassroots small membership community by hosting a number of advisory sessions over weekly conference calls. The company is hoping to encourage additional participation from a wide range of small membership staff, volunteers and industry experts. The key criteria for participation in this Small Membership Advisory Community is that participants need to:
-- know first-hand how hard it is to run a small membership organization
--be passionate about helping others in the same situation and want to be an advocate for your industry
“We’ve already held 3 incredible sessions with a diverse group of advisors to uncover a fascinating spectrum of insight,” notes Buterin, “and there has been lively discussion and information sharing on topics including how to deal with board members who stall the organization’s progress, member retention, employee/volunteer engagement and organization growth strategies. We’re just laying the foundation for this grassroots small membership advisory community, but as it grows and flourishes, we plan to share the advisory participants’ insight, knowledge and best practices with a broader audience. We’ve only scratched the surface.”
For details on the Small Membership Advisory Community, you can read this detailed article on the Wild Apricot Blog: Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members.
To register to participate in the Small Membership Advisory Community, you can sign up here: https://wildapricotcom.wufoo.eu/forms/wild-apricot-industry-advisory-group-signup/
About Wild Apricot:
Wild Apricot offers cloud software to help small associations, non-profits and clubs build websites, connect with supporters, grow and manage their membership, and more. The company’s software is recognized as number one on Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular Software Solutions.
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