Wild Apricot is a great way for fledgling organizations to get a jump start on building membership. Most organization leaders lack tech savvy or an awareness of available free tools to support their members and to create a web presence.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 11, 2010
Wild Apricot (http://www.wildapricot.com)]], the leader in membership management software for small associations and nonprofits, is offering its membership website builder software free to small associations and nonprofit organizations.
Organizations with fewer than 50 members or contacts can use an ad-supported version of Wild Apricot to manage their membership and contact data, event registration, website and online fundraising. Once they pass the 50 member mark, they can seamlessly transition to a paid account, starting at just $25 a month.
"Associations and nonprofit organizations are strapped for cash in any economy, and the past year has put many in greater financial hardship,” said Dmitry Buterin, Chief Apricot at Wild Apricot. "We want to make sure that increasing numbers of organizations have access to Wild Apricot's free membership software for their volunteers, leaders and communities.”
With Wild Apricot, groups can:
- Build a membership website , complete with members-only content, blogs and forums
- Manage an organization's member and contact information
- Process membership applications
- Add online member directory
- Send out newsletters and email blasts
- Handle event registrations online
"Wild Apricot is a great way for fledgling organizations to get a jump start on building membership,” said Tera McHugh, founder of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs. "Most organization leaders lack tech savvy or an awareness of available free tools to support their members and to create a web presence,” McHugh added.
Starting a free Wild Apricot account is simple. Go to http://register.wildapricot.com/ to register for a free trial and follow the easy instructions for account set-up. Groups can keep their free accounts forever and they can upgrade at anytime for increased functionality.
In addition to their affordable paid and free accounts, Wild Apricot provides online resources to help professional and trade associations, nonprofits, community groups, sporting and hobby clubs, and other member-based organizations.
"Wild Apricot has a proven passion helping customers through the depth and quality of resources on our blogs and forums at WildApricot.com, and our association management news site at AssociationJam.org,” said Jay Moonah, Noisy Apricot (VP of Marketing) at Wild Apricot. "Our free software offering further demonstrates that our number one priority is supporting the non profit and association communities.”
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.