Back date renewal date to date of lapse when renewing
Right now, when a membership expires and is renewed past the expiration date, the renewal date is set from the date the member renews, (rather than the date the membership expired).
We would appreciate the following option: If a membership lapses the next renewal date is set to one period from the date the membership lapsed. (not the date that the membership is reactivated)
(The following example was copied from another thread on charging a late fee for past due memberships and represents our situation)
"In our case what happens at the moment is that some people wait until after their membership lapses and then renew. If this takes a while when they finally go and reactivate their membership, the new renewal date is one year from the date they reactivated not one year from the renewal date. This effectively gives them a holiday and there is an incentive to pay late and renew only when there is some exciting event coming up..."
This is very important to our organization. We are fairly lenient with our annual members paying late, but don't want them to get free months as a result.
We also prefer all annual members be due on the first of the month after their join date. Setting their renewal to the date they paid throws this off. We can't just use the "specific date" feature, because they get a year's membership starting on the first of the month after they join. We don't want to deal with prorating.