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.
Mia Schober-King commented
We have the same need.
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.
Jarren Kinch 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.
Green Tea commented
I third the request for some sort of easy way to do a "would you also like to make a donation"
I second your request for this option.
Claire Smith commented
Our organization also has need of this functionality. Thank you!
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!
Richard Evans commented
We are very impressed by WA but cannot adopt it currently because a high proportion of our members make a donation along with renewing their annual membership. If they cannot do so easily then it would likely reduce our charitable income by around $9,000 per year.
So I hope that you'll implement this functionality soon - but it does appear to have been on the wish list for a long time !
We could really use this as well!
Members of our organization renew only once a year and so far the time when most of them donate (if they do) is at the time when they are renewing. The organization's current site basically asks them "would you like to make a donation as well?" at the end of the renewal process. Now, I know that the way WA is set up, donations are separated from other payments which means they would have to key in their CC info twice, but it would be nice if we could include a reminder about donations at the end of the membership renewal process.
What I was thinking is that maybe we can change the "Payment successful" message box to include a link to a donation page, but I don't know if it's doable with theme overrides, or in some other way. Does anyone have any ideas either on how to this, or of another way that would work. Any help is appreciated.
Evgeny Zaritovskiy commented
Thank you, LizG - we're trying to do our best.
We are really excited to hear about the shopping cart solution that would allow one payment for multiple items (membership, events, sponsorships, donations, etc.). We have an annual conference, where many of our members purchase multiple things, and it is a pain for them to make separate payments for each one.
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.
Thanks for all you are doing - and congrats on such a smooth implementation of v5. You must have a fantastic QA team as well as programming team.
Evgeny Zaritovskiy commented
What option are you speaking about?
I don't see this option when I am creating an event from "copy event" option. Does this only appear when creating a new event, not from a copy?
we REALLY need this as well! I'll try the workaround suggestion in the meantime.
I would like to add my voice to those asking for this feature. It is the main thing missing from Wild Apricot from my organization's point of view.
I have belonged to several professional associations over the years, and the ability to add a donation at the time of paying your fees is very common and expected, because it's a good way to raise funds easily. Making people go to another form to donate will lose us money. I hope this feature can be developed sooner than later!