Building custom automated workflows

Every organization is different, with different requirements and workflows. For example, one organization might need daily synchronization with QuickBooks Online, and another might want to automatically copy new events to their Facebook page.

Wild Apricot cannot anticipate and implement every possible scenario, but we can provide the tools that allow you to build your own automated workflows. Using them, you can automate repetitive manual processes involving Wild Apricot and other software.

To provide these tools, we have added a Wild Apricot module to Make (formerly Integromat), an integration and automation platform. Within our Make module, we provide templates that you can use to build and run your own automated integration scenarios.

Using Make's drag-and-drop interface, clients (and partners) can harness the power of Wild Apricot's API without having to understand or write code.

Other examples:

  • Automatically send a Happy Birthday message to members
  • Synchronize Wild Apricot and Google event calendars
  • Automatically export financial data to QuickBooks Online
  • Send achievement certificates to event participants

For more ideas of what you can do with Make, see this blog post. For a walk-through of the steps involved in creating Make scenarios from scratch, click here.

Steps involved in using Make with Wild Apricot

The following steps are involved in using the Wild Apricot module in Make.

  1. Set up a Make account.
  2. Authorize Make as an external application in Wild Apricot.
  3. Begin customizing and running scenarios.

These steps are described in detail below. 

Setting up a Make account

To set up a Make account, go to and click the Sign up button. You can sign up for free or choose any of the paid plans. The Free plan allows you up to 1,000 operations a month. The Basic plan ($9 USD/mth) allows a maximum of 10,000 operations per month.

For more information on Make plans, click here.

Authorizing Make as an external application

To authorize Make as an external application within Wild Apricot, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Settings menu then select the Authorized applications option (under Integration).
  2. On the Authorized applications screen, click the Authorize application button.
  3. Choose the Server application option then click Continue.
  4. Enter Make as the application name.
  5. Copy the API key and save it somewhere. You'll be needing it when you start using Make.
  6. Click the Full access option.
  7. Click the Save button.

Working with Make templates

Now that you have a Make account and a Wild Apricot API key, you can start customizing and running the templates we've set up in Make. These templates perform commonly requested processes, such as sending members messages on their birthdays. You customize these templates or run them as is.

To run or customize a Wild Apricot template in Make, follow these steps:

  1. Click Templates within your Make menu.
  2. Click the Filter icon.
  3. Search for Wild Apricot then click the Wild Apricot icon.
  4. Select the Wild Apricot template you want to use.
  5. Click Create new scenario from template.
  6. Choose the name of your organization (if not already selected) then click Continue.
  7. Click Add beside the Connection field, and paste the Wild Apricot API key you copied when you authorized Make as an external application in Wild Apricot.
  8. Depending on the template, you may be required to provide additional parameters. After you've completed all the required fields, Make will create a scenario from the template and the information you provided. You can then modify the scenario as needed. 


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