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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Dec 4, 2014 at 09:20 PM


Hi, folks. Sorry for the off topic question, but I’m running out of ideas and I thought perhaps someone here might have a suggestions. I am on the board of a small nonprofit organization—we don’t have any staff. The board does all the work in their spare time. We have about 120 members, but hope to grow that. Right now we’ve spliced together a membership management system using FileMaker. I’ve been looking for a better alternative. One that would be easier to use and centralize the data. It can’t cost very much—maybe $200-300 or so a year (if its a subscription model).

I’ve looked at Wild Apricot, which seemed promising until I actually starting using it in a trial. Then it stymied me. And I can’t imagine trying to show others how to use it.

So, I’m just wondering if anyone has any experience managing members, and what systems you might use.


Steve Z.


Posted by Pierre Paul Landry
Dec 5, 2014 at 01:37 AM


As a software consultant, I can think of a few tools to do the job.
Can you be more precise as to what features you need ?



Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Dec 5, 2014 at 09:47 PM



I need, of course, basic contact management features. I need to track dues payments, membership levels and expirations. I’d want the ability to print mailing labels and membership cards (or card info). I’d like automated member outreach via e-mail as reminders for dues payments. I’d need to track donations, with automatic replies for tax-deduction purposes.

Thank you!

Steve Z.


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