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Generating membership cards and certificates

Current behavior:
Membership certificates/cards can be produced by running a search, exporting records and using something like MS Word mail merge

Desired behavior:
Ability to directly setup in the system layout and fields for membership certificates/cards and then to print them using common label formats.


Details about specific desired formats/layouts/label sizes would be appreciated.

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Dmitry Buterin shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Resolved  ·  Team Membership responded  · 

Hello, dear supporters!
This suggestion has accumulated many votes over years and is one of top 3 in “Members” category.
We’re happy to announce that the Membership Card is now ready for your use! Some of you already participated in beta-testing of this feature and using it already. We really appreciate your participation, time and feedback.

As all big threads, this one contains several suggestions. Some of them are covered in the release, some are not. Let’s jump into it.

What released: Members can download and print membership cards using the design you create with the templates provided. Once you design and publish your card, members can view, download, and print their cards from their member profiles.

What is not covered yet:
- Membership certificates https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/8825803
- Certificates for attendees https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/19171474
- Ability to put Barcodes or QR codes on the card. We are conducting technical analysis of this update. https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/31925269
- Bulk printing or printing on plastic by using templates, like Avery, etc. https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/31929016
- Including the card right into email templates. To notify members about the card administrator can email a link to the membership card by including the {Profile_URL} macro

And… What will be released very soon:
- Ability to put member photo on the card
- Administrator will see the card on the membership tab of specific member, to check it or print it

Check our help page for more details https://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Membership+cards

We hope you’ll like it. Please leave your feedback anytime by email, by using in-product feedback form and use Wishlist for sharing your new suggestions.

Thank you for your patience!

Have a great day!

Katya, Astra crew @ Wild Apricot


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  • Karl-NCIA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I believe it would be similar, but a lot of us probably need something like certificate of completion, Continuing Education, Attendance Certificates for complete of our courses, conference, and webinars. I would think this would be something connected to the "check-in" button in events. So that is not exactly the same as Membership certificates and cards are membership specific.

  • jennifery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    templates for certificates, e.g. membership certificate, achievement certificate that can be emailed to members.
    we have made our own with a plain red border, but looks pretty average.
    none of the custom templates can be used as certificates

  • myvipclub commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    1 Gps store locater
    2 Membership cards for clients who sign up
    3 I want to also be able to add money to memebers membership cards that they can access via any efpos or atm
    4 Live web confrencing for networking with clients whom have subscribed

  • Curt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here is a crazy idea... can members offer to pay for an upcoming change in order to get it on the development plan quicker? In this case I am thinking about the printing of member cards/event cards. This seems like a glaring omission on the part of WA so what would happen if 100 of us said we were willing to pay $100 each to get it on the plans within 3 months. Would that be appealing? For this to work the change has to be technically feasible and there has to be enough people wanting to fund it. I know for me I would be happy to put up some cash (not tons) to get certain wishes ranked higher on the plans. Thoughts?

  • Curt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can make the label print flexible enough so that the user can create all sorts of layouts. i.e. collect number columns, size of print box, margins and user can define. I would also need other demo info available so please make sure you can pick other items on member/contact profile.

    This feature really should be there already. As in I can't believe you have a good membership event system that doesn't print name tags and labels.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really like most aspects of the wild apricot, but your marketing copy is misleading. We still have to use excel and word for membership cards, certificates and packets. This request has been around a long time. I wish that you'd put your very talented engineers to work solving this problem OR change your marketing copy.

  • Steve M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd actually prefer to enable the members to produce their own membership card. This would require a PDF form to be generated with the selected information - organization, name, membership level, expiration date.

  • msmith77 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Some of our members need membership cards in order to access member-only events or discounts at local stores. Currently we have to manually create & mail out membership cards as a separate process from registration. It would be a big time-saver if this could be done online for members or as a PDF that members could download

  • Debborah Kerr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Fresh Apricot. Our Members are trained and licensed to rescue and care for Australian native wildlife. Our members are required to carry their membership card with them as proof of identity and of their license.
    We would love to use Wild Apricot to print membership cards, but we need to include the profile picture in the card. Currently, the photo cannot be exported to a file for mail merge.

  • Chris E commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be awesome as right now we have to embed a 'card' into an email and any changes to the email means reconfiguring the 'card'

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