Membership Software Selection Guide from Wild Apricot Helps Associations, Nonprofits Select Best Membership Software

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Wild Apricot (http://www.wildapricot.com), a leader in membership management software for small associations and non-profits, has released a Software Selection guide to help association leaders review, compare and choose the best membership software for managing member-driven organizations.

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We know how busy association volunteers and staff can be, and so our guide includes a series of easy-to-follow steps for a smooth review process.

Wild Apricot (http://www.wildapricot.com ), a leader in membership management software for small associations and non-profits, has released a Software Selection guide to help association leaders review, compare and choose the best membership software for managing member-driven organizations. Member-management software is technology that helps organizations manage their member and contact database and build their membership website, and includes tools to automate member sign-up and renewals, event registrations, and online fundraising.

Wild Apricot’s Membership Software Selection Guide is a downloadable eBook available at http://www.wildapricot.com/guide/ that is aimed at giving association leaders the tools and processes necessary to make the best software selection to:

  •     Manage members/contacts databases
  •     Build and maintains membership websites
  •     Automate member sign-up and renewals, event registrations, and online fundraising

The Wild Apricot Membership Software Selection Guide also includes two spreadsheets to help nonprofit and association leaders evaluate the features of different software packages, and to compare real costs. Comparing the costs of different website builders and membership management tools can be tricky, as some companies charge monthly fees, set-up fees and per-transaction charges.

“It’s time-consuming and tedious for association leaders to evaluate their own software needs and to conduct price and feature comparisons of the best software available to run their organizations,” said Dmitry Buterin, the ‘Chief Apricot’ at Wild Apricot. “We know how busy association volunteers and staff can be, and so our guide includes a series of easy-to-follow steps for a smooth review process,” he added.

Wild Apricot has built a reputation for educating, assisting and being transparent in its approach to helping the non-profit and association world, and the company is adhering to those same beliefs by offering its Membership Software Selection Guide.

“Obviously we would love people to go to http://www.wildapricot.com for a free trial of our affordable, easy-to-use software, but our priority is for association leaders to conduct an educated review of the best software for their goals, budgets and know-how to produce a quality membership website,” said Buterin.

Also in keeping with its drive for transparency and community openness, Wild Apricot is copyrighting its Membership Software Selection Guide under a Creative Commons license, which encourages free sharing to benefit the nonprofit and association industry.

About Wild Apricot
Wild Apricot is web-based software-as-a-service designed for business and professional associations, non-profits, charities, clubs and community organizations. More than 15,000 organizations have already registered for Wild Apricot's service-integrated website content management, membership database, member self-service portal and event registration, e-mail communication, blogs and forums, and online payments. With pricing starting at just $25 per month and with a product designed for non-technical users, Wild Apricot can help even the smallest associations and non-profits.

Jay Moonah
Jay (at) wildapricot (dot) com
416-410-4059 ext. 302

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