Aligning to Strategic Goals

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)
Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA)

J.M. McCutcheon, PhD, Executive Director

Technology services: Wild Apricot, Formstack


About the Association of Canadian Archivists

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) is an organization that provides members with the opportunity to network with archives and records professionals from coast to coast across Canada. ACA’s members hone their professional skills and expertise and participate in national and international advocacy initiatives.

The Challenge: Aligning with the Association's Strategic Plan

ACA’s website rebuild and refresh aligned with the Association’s strategic plan. Feedback from members indicated that communication between the ACA and their community was inadequate over past years. The goal was to provide a membership management system with a website that was more easily accessible to staff, board members and volunteers and more user friendly to members.

The Association wanted a customizable site that included events management, email marketing, document management, reporting functionality, a member's only area, website interface, and document management components. 

While researching Wild Apricot partners, NewPath’s reputation stood out to ACA’s Board members. NewPath was selected for its experience with Wild Apricot and the ongoing concierge-level care plan that NewPath offers. ACA also enjoyed NewPath’s online and real-time collaborative approach of completing the project together with ACA’s multiple volunteers.

Is it worth it to hire NewPath for your Wild Apricot migration?

The ACA continues to integrate complex tax rules into Wild Apricot and is integrating a new online payment system into ACA processes. ACA continues to seek NewPath’s readily available advice to work through issues in preparation for the ACA annual conference. 

NewPath’s support to ACA’s staff, volunteers and members has been excellent. NewPath's “being there” went beyond expectations of what ACA previously experienced with other membership management consultants and systems.


“Our new Wild Apricot site saves time, increases productivity and is helping with the transformation of our financial processes. We know that we will also save money – and create opportunities for additional revenue streams. NewPath exceeded our expectations and helped us get up and running quickly!” J.M. McCutcheon, PhD, Executive Director - Association of Canadian Archivists
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