New prorate option for new applications - charge for the rest of current period AND add new full one
Currently, the system offers two methods to prorate membership dues on new applications. Option one involves prorating the "current" dues assessment to the next renewal period and Option two charges a full dues assessments and provides a "free" extension to the following renewal date.
I would like to have a third option for new member applications. Under this option, the "current" dues assessment would be prorated to the renewal date and add a full dues assessment so that they would be paid to the following dues renewal date (thus avoiding the "free" extension in option 2).
Example: Jan 1st is the renewal date. Application is submitted on Oct 1 in prior year. Dues assessment is $100. Monthly proration option is used.
The calculation for the dues to be charged would be $25 ($100 / 12 mths * 3 mths) for the Oct 1 - Dec 31 period + $100 for the next renewal period = $125.
The problem our organization has is we mostly deal with business members and they generally join in order to get membership rates at our Conferences - which is substantial cost to them. So we find that they join simply to get member rates on the registration fee for the Conference and then don't renew until the next conference two year out. So we find they join and quit and join and quit. Kind of annoying. So having this option would eliminate that behavior and save up a lot of wasted admin effort trying to get them to renew on non-conference years. The programming seems to be there with what you have now, so my hope is it wouldn't take much to add this option. Hope you can do it.
T J Zsemba commented
This is so needed. Our members are companies that want to pay for the following calendar year if joining in Q4. Another member management system we were evaluating made this easy to do.
No plans for this improvement yet.
This is a must-have! any idea when this feature will be available?
Darryl Craig commented
I would like to see memberships have the ability to pro-rate for the current year AND add a full following year if you purchase past a certain date. I.e. if you buy past September you must buy this year and next. For example if you buy in Dec and the membership is $120 for a calendar year you would be charged $130 for a 13 month membership.
AdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented
It's a good point, I'll keep it in the wishlist, but chances we get here in the nearest future are very slim.