Keeping your website current, enrolling new members, sending out and getting back membership renewals notices and payments, creating and sending emails and newsletters, registering participants for events, tracking income, all take A LOT of time. The Foundation and many Friends groups use Wild Apricot to make our life easier. This is a Wild Apricot website, so if you like what you see and want to know more about how Wild Apricot might be a tool for you, keep reading.
Click here for a PowerPoint with the highlights of Wild Apricot. This can be used to show your Friends Board to help them decide if Wild Apricot is right for them. Some Friends groups use their current website and integrate the membership and other features while keeping their current website. You have the choice about using all or just some of the features.
AffiniPay is Wild Apricot’s partner for processing credit cards. The fees for using them is the same for PayPal, Stripe, Square, and others. The advantage of AffiniPay is it is integrated into Wild Apricot. If you have any issues, you contact the Wild Apricot support team.
Click here to create a free 30-day trial. During the trial, the site will be live with 1 log in administrator email address. This will give you a chance to see behind the scenes. Once you get a paid account then you can have unlimited administrators.
One of the benefits of being a Friends group member of the Florida State Parks Foundation is a volume discount. We can provide a multi-chapter Wild Apricot discount that will save 20-30% in your annual Wild Apricot fees. Click here to get the discount.
The initial investment of time to create a website from scratch and transfer content from an existing site is 60-100 hours...so there is an investment needed on the front end. Some Friends groups hire someone to do this initial work. Generally that can cost $800-$1,200 depending on how much work is involved. Once the site is setup, it takes 1-4 hours per month to maintain your membership data and website.
Which Friends groups are using Wild Apricot? Click here to see. This is a great place to get ideas for your website!
Wild Apricot Features
Manage Members and Online Database
Escape Excel Hell. Member data lives safely in the cloud so multiple users can access it from anywhere.
Website Management - Website Builder
Build a professional-looking website without any technical experience at all.
Create events where members and the public can RSVP or pay and register online.
Create an online store to increase awareness and revenue by selling merchandise.
Wild Apricot email system integrates with your database so you can easily communicate from one system.
With Wild Apricot, you’ll have the ability to accept online payments through PayPal or credit cards.
Your Wild Apricot website is mobile, making it easier for you to attract and engage members.
Knowledge and Best PracticesRobust online resources to learn how to use Wild Apricot