Ability to donate during membership application/renewal or event registration
Visitors/members are not prompted to make donation while they are performing other payments (e.g. membership renewals, event registrations,etc)
Admins have the ability to enable donations to be made during event registrations, membership applications/renewals or other payments.
Barbara Stroud commented
Commented in 2021, just adding a comment here in 2022 - really want/need this feature - we are a not for profit and collect donations for geology students.
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Firstly, its good to hear that WA product development reads these forums.
Secondly, without spending too much of my life trawling thru this forum, it seems to me that this request has been open for at least six years, possibly much more. And when you have administrators posting that donations are important for their revenue stream and that they are losing revenue because a "Donation" feature at the point of renewal is not available, you got to wonder what prioritises WA product development life. If Clubs are missing out on revenue because of a lack of functionality then they may start thinking about moving on from Wild Apricot.
And finally, why no WA User Group? How does WA product development know what is really needed by the Users and what is really annoying them about the product? Its a bad path for a software developer, whether that be in-house or provider such as WA, to "know" what users want and what are the burning issues. If this path is taken, invariably the developer picks the wrong functionality to implement and not surprisingly paying users can wait years (and lose revenue) while the wrong functionality is implemented
Given that I am sure WA wants to do the best by its paying User base, how can we get a User Group going to help guide functionality development? Who do I need to talk to?
PS anyone reading this who would like to contact me about getting a WA User Group going, please contact me at email@example.com. Please share this offer with other WA users. If I get enough interest I'll start the ball rolling.
1. We read these forums and they contain a whole bunch of useful information
2. We don't have fixed WA user group that rules WA roadmap,
When working on roadmap we have to consider a whole bunch of different sources, including, but not limited to support requests, business plans, compliance and security updates, etc.
As of current issue, we are well aware of its priority, and we plan to work on it soon. But I cannot make any promises, we're still developing our next year roadmap.
This is just one of many features that WA users have requested that have been outstanding for years. This, and the others, pose the questions:
1. Does WA product development read the requests in these forums?
2. If they do, why don't they respond and provide future development guidance?
3. Is there a WA User Group that works with WA product development to set feature development priority?
4. If there isn't a User Group, why isn't there one?
Look forward to a response that indicates that WA does read these forums and considers there current customers requests.
PS By the way this feature is also an urgent requirement for my club
Frances Harper commented
This has been suggested for ages and still not done? It is the most serious shortcoming of the system
Dr Tim commented
This would be tremendously helpful. I would also suggest adding the ability to purchase from your shop on a membership form.
If nothing else, this would tie up all of the ways for us to generate revenue into one source for one-stop shopping.
More important to me, it would allow for much better reporting, so I could see what donations are being made at membership, what additional perks they're purchasing through their membership.
Please enable an option to accept donations from members when they are renewing!
ADonna Lynn Mosiurchak Linton commented
Can you please add a feature where members can donate when they renew their membership?
We are a charity, as well as a membership organisation and it would help fundraising immensly to have this option. We have been asking for this for nearly two years now, since I realised it was not available and I see it has been on the requested list for over ten years. What is the hold-up? This will enhance your offering a lot. Valerie Orton HSANZ
Barbara Stroud commented
Absolutely a needed enhancement! Please put this on the top of the list. We'd attach it to all new and renewing memberships.
COGS Geoscience commented
Having just implemented Wild Apricot for two organizations, it is very disappointing to not be able to have a member add a donation when joining or renewing. A VERY significant gap that likely costs us more than the annual fee for WA. Integrating donations with the renewal process so it is one paid transaction is a critical gap that was missed in our assessment of alternative products.
Brian C commented
I suggest this solution until a donation option is enabled: On the "Registration Form" tab for the Event, click "Add New Field." Select the "Type" as "Extra Charge Calculation." Name the New Field something like, "Would you like to add a donation?" Set the "Multiplier" to "1" or another number if you want a different increment like 5 or 10 (i.e., in USA, $1 or $5 or $10 increments). Leave blank the entries for "Limit Order to ___ (min) to ___ (max)" or set a maximum if you wish. Enter any "Field Instructions" you want. Then click "Save" at the top left of the page.
That should allow adding a donation to whatever registration fee you set.
Hayley Raymond commented
Wild Apricot absolutely needs to find a way to add a donation option to membership renewals. The current lack of ability to do this is creating barriers to our fundraising goals. It's cumbersome for people to have to do two transactions. This is a crucial feature for a charitable organization's website, and I know that other systems have the ability to do this. I (and I'm sure the many others in the comments below me) would very much appreciate some reassurance that this issue a priority for Wild Apricot with a solution in the works.
Greg S commented
Is there a way to add the ability to make a donation to an event registration form? We would like to offer the user a chance to donate without having to return to the donation page. This donation should be added to their donation totals.
It would also be great if there was a way to optionally add the cost of the registration to the donation totals. I am sure that we are not the only organization that uses event registrations as a funding stream. Our events are a major source of our income, and currently they are NOT reflected on the donation list.
Susie Marshall commented
It would also be great to be able to offer a "pay what you can" membership or event fee in light of economic struggles in our world but also in a strive for equity.
Please enable the option to accept donations from members during renewal time!
I would also like to add a donation line to our subscription invoice as we are a charity and this is a good way to bring in some extra income. Looking forward to Wild Apricot listening to their customers and adding this feature.
As a Charity, we would like to add a line for optional donation on the Membership renewal page also. Totally agree with all the below comments and I"m surprised it has been on the agenda for ten years. I invite Wild Apricot to bring this up the list of actions to improve the site. It seems that some customers are leaving because of lack of this feature. With over 1,000 members it is not possible to do this manually. I''m not sure why this is anonymous - I am Valerie from a medical specialist society
There is no good way to add a donation to a membership renewal processed manually. If we are using the WA payment system we must do separate transactions to renew membership and take a donation. This does not report the donation on the member's record. It also does not record the donation in the Donations reporting system, and there are donations we must report to the State Board of Elections. Please allow a drop-down in the membership payments that will facilitate these features.