Gift Memberships for the holidays, birthdays and special occasions.
Allow one person so set-up and pay for membership and "gift it" to someone else. Currently there is a workaround be setting up a Google form, and then our admin creates the invoice. Its too much manual work and payment is not smooth. Would be best if WA had an new membership workflow, with online payment and it generated a simple gift certificate for the person to give to the recipient. Other orgs (zoo, museums, etc...) have this function.
Tom Brenzovcich commented
We also have many members who like to give a gift membership to family members, friends, etc. Currently gift membership must be submitted using a paper application and postal mailed. It would really be great if the capability to provide gift membership. Also; as an added feature it would be great to notify the member who gave the gift membership that it was soon to expire. Giving them the option to renew the gift if they so desire.
We have many members who want to gift memberships (and donations) in honor of another family or friend. The current form design is confusing as to how to fill in the data fields--do I fill it in for me or for the recipient? We can add custom fields, but they are always displayed at the bottom of the form where the giver doesn't see them until they scroll down. Then they have to go back up and correct the top part of the form. Most frustrating is that there is no way to send separate notifications/confirmations. The giver needs a receipt for acknowledgement/thanks and tax records, while the recipient should get notification that they are now a member and who the giver was.
Here is another website that offered gift membership to use as an example: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/gifts/gift-selection?o_iid=45554&o_lid=45554&o_sch=Web%20Property