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Transform Your Organization with Wild Apricot: 3 Professional Magic Tricks

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These 3 professional magic tricks will help your organization use Wild Apricot better than ever.

Trick 1: Website Design with CSS

Trick 2: Multi-chapter Member Directory Magic

Trick 3: Professional Reports and Analytics

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Transform Your Organization with Wild Apricot: 3 Professional Magic Tricks

  1. 1. #PFest19 BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY Transform Your Organization with Wild Apricot: 3 Magic Tricks Alex Sirota Director, NewPath Consulting NewPathConsulting.com April 9, 2019
  2. 2. #PFest19 2 Wild Apricot is the best…with some magic! Since 2015, NewPath has: • Helped over 20 organizations move to Wild Apricot • Answered “Can Wild Apricot do this?” 100s of times • Addressed unusual requirements and design challenges NewPath is dedicated to the successful adoption of Wild Apricot in your organization. ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  3. 3. #PFest19 3©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential. The Art & Science of Magic
  4. 4. #PFest19 4 So without further ado... • Trick 1: Website Design with CSS • Trick 2: Multi-chapter Member Directory Magic • Trick 3: Professional Reports and Analytics ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  5. 5. #PFest19 5 Trick 1: Website Design with CSS ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  6. 6. #PFest19 6 CSS 101 ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential. Background on CSS
  7. 7. #PFest19 7 Changing arrow colours with CSS • This CSS targets the arrows in menus to match the navigation background colour. ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential. .WaGadgetMenuHorizontal .menuInner ul.firstLevel>li.dir>.item>a:after { filter: brightness(0) saturate(100%) invert(10%) sepia(82%) saturate(5481%) hue- rotate(328deg) brightness(83%) contrast(127%); }
  8. 8. #PFest19 8 Introducing...Wild Apricot Text Manager (aka WATM) • Developed by NewPath as an open source project • Any theme can look & feel very unique • Features a reusable “dictionary” of CSS changes • Change, hide and move any text, button or label o Including system gadgets text! • Translate any Wild Apricot website into 2 languages o Don’t need to duplicate pages or events! Available for free at www.newpathconsulting.com/watm ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  9. 9. #PFest19 9 A multilingual site: https://ccat-ctac.wildapricot.org/ ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  10. 10. #PFest19 10 Navigation, Event details, Search, Login Gadget ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  11. 11. #PFest19 12 Trick 2: Multi-Chapter Member Directory Magic ● Proper database planning ensures project success ● Bundle membership levels can be used to define: ○ Families ○ Organizations ○ Teams ● Organizations with multiple chapters can use Wild Apricot ○ 1 site per chapter
  12. 12. #PFest19 13 Custom Multi-Chapter Member Directories ● Wild Apricot for WordPress enables a new way to publish membership directories from one or more Wild Apricot accounts. ● WordPress now runs 33% of all websites on the Internet. ● WordPress is a customizable platform with thousands of themes and plugins. ○ Can be a highly customizable front end to Wild Apricot system
  13. 13. #PFest19 14 Example Directory in WordPress ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  14. 14. #PFest19 15 3 Wild Apricot Chapter Sites ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  15. 15. #PFest19 16©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential. WordPress Front-End for 3 Sites
  16. 16. #PFest19 17©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  17. 17. #PFest19 18 Trick 3: Professional Reports and Analytics The Wild Apricot API is the secret to flexible reporting and analysis. A bit about the Application Programming Interface (API): ● Built initially to support the member and admin mobile apps ● Can be used to “tap” into the Wild Apricot database ● Access events, donations, payments, invoices, audit log and more… ● Requires some programming expertise
  18. 18. #PFest19 19 Microsoft Excel Dashboard for Wild Apricot ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  19. 19. #PFest19 20©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  20. 20. #PFest19 21 Trending Membership Summary ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  21. 21. #PFest19 22 A real-time Google Data Studio Dashboard ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  22. 22. #PFest19 23 GDS Data Flow Diagram ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  23. 23. #PFest19 24 NewPath offers all 3 tricks as open source. Start today on GitHub!
  24. 24. #PFest19 25 Useful links ● Using Wild Apricot APIs ● Wild Apricot API Docs/Specification and Developer Testing ● Wild Apricot-provided API code samples ● NewPath Consulting on GitHub (all open source projects) ● Wild Apricot for WordPress Plugin
  25. 25. #PFest19 26 NewPath Consulting is the #1 Wild Apricot consulting partner... in the world. If you are migrating from another platform or just need some Wild Apricot coaching, give us a call. www.newpathconsulting.com (888) 781-2539 ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.
  26. 26. #PFest19 27 THANK YOU! NewPath Consulting - #1 Wild Apricot Partner (888) 781-2539 www.newpathconsulting.com Exclusively from NewPath Consulting: • Wild Apricot Text Manager (CSS and multi-lingual sites) • Excel Dashboard and Google Data Studio Reporting Solutions • Wild Apricot Multi-Chapter Solutions (WordPress support) ©2019 PersoniFest. All information is confidential.

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