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.
Membership capable to post a single credit card transaction which would include membership and donation(s).
1. Concatenate the donation module with other main module for dues collection.
2. Invoice for Apricot service should reflect period covered.
Kessler Wayne commented
Would like to echo this:
"Also - I saw that you are thinking about allowing donations at the same time as starting a new membership. This is great - but we would also like this for when people are RENEWING their membership. We would like people who can afford to help out, to pay for someone else's membership who cannot afford it... They could do this on an annual basis when they renew."
We have a few clients here for which this is their top priority. Any word on where it might be in WA's priority?
We also desperately want the ability to include a donation on our organization's annual membership renewal form. As you note, people are much more likely to add on a donation with a transaction than to take the time to go through an entirely separate transaction for the donations.
Right now we have to manually transfer each of these items to the user's profile. Hugely time-consuming for a process that should be easy to automate.
We would really like this as well. Thanks.
I'd like to second that request. We have an event where people can register as 'donors' with no pre-set amount. It would be nice to let them donate directly from the event registration form.
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Brandon Longley commented
We would love this functionality also - This is already in the wishlist.
Our work-around was that we added, on the membership form, a section called "Extra Donation" and added three specific additional costs that they can select. This is fine for the most part--but it would be great if these extra donations were correlated to the "Donations" section, so when people wanted records and reports (such as when they file taxes) they could easily see what money were dues and what were donations.
Perhaps there could be a new screen, just before the final payment is submitted, that asks "Would you like to make an additional donation?" which would then bring up the Donations function.
I really appreciate how you Apricots listen to us users!
Mia Schober-King commented
We have the same need.
Suzanne Kuch commented
Our organization just joined Wild Apricot. As the system administrator, I would like to add my voice to the requests to allow donations with the membership application / renewal process. We get most of our donations during membership renewal. If this can't be done directly, we would like the ability to link the two process so that a member can pay once - including the dues and a donation.
Brandon Longley commented
This would be fantastic to have, currently testing with the additional costing feature in memberships however my appropriation of it will not benefit me and I've realized it causes more problems than good.
WSRID Webmaster commented
I would also like this feature.
Sarah M commented
Yes, integrating donations into the renewal process is still something we really need, too! Adding extra charges to memberships and renewals ALMOST solves this. The problem is that the extra charges are tracked as membership income, not as donations.
It would be great if there were options within the "Renewal policy" and "New applications" tabs whereby we could opt to "add donation fields" to the membership and/or renewal forms for each membership level. Taking one payment and then getting WA to track the donation and membership amounts separately might not be simple, but it is still a really important challenge to tackle.
Kirsten Greene commented
I third the request for some sort of easy way to do a "would you also like to make a donation"
Aimee Roos commented
I second your request for this option.
Claire Smith commented
Our organization also has need of this functionality. Thank you!
Ann Moran commented
Our members who currently pay by check often add a donation when they subscribe and renew. We can't do this on the online membership form as the Extra Charges field has to have an amount specified. It would be nice to have a donation membership field where members can add a donation of their choice to their subscription/renewal.
Now, if they pay online they will have to make a separate transaction in order to make a donation and we are worried we will lose income because of this.
Becky Parsons commented
We need this as well. As a membership organization, when people pay their annual dues, that's the best time to get them to include extra as a donation. We get requests for this from our board, who hear this from our members.
Molly Flanagan commented
I just had this request the other day. Please let us know when it is ready. In the meantime, we can add a link to the page for donations. Thanks!