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        19 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        I would like to vote NO for automatically adding wait list registrants to an event. At minimum this should be an event level parameter that we control. Many of our trips involve hotel rooms/condos, so often it is not the next person on the list, but the next couple or the next single male, etc.
        How do you vote no for anything on this forum?

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              181 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi Supporters!

              We’ve prepared design suggestion for this idea:
              https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XrhtUinBndBDRUO73SkUzjzJLJdRbYUq_19EtuFkKu8/edit#slide=id.p

              Key changes:

              1)Ability for members to review all their event registrations, filter them, and view details.
              It will appear in the member’s profile in a new My registrations tab.

              2) New Cancellation setting will be available in registration type settings with 3 options:
              • Do not allow cancellation
              • Allow sending cancellation request to event organizer
              • Allow cancellation up to N days before start of event

              3) New email “Event registration canceled” will be sent automatically if member cancels his event registration. It can be customized.

              Our first step will not include ability for members to change event registration detais from profile. We will consider this problem separately and collect additional information.

              Will be glad to hear your comments about suggested solution!

              skipatskipat commented  · 

              Overall it is much needed. However certain event registration items might need to be locked to prevent update after a certain time -- for example, for our ski trips, we often have the option of ordering an additional day of skiing. There is a deadline for when this is ordered for the trip, so no further edits should be allowed after a specific date. Think the event manager should also get an email advising them of any updates to a registration so they are aware of any significant changes. We also need to control who from the wait list gets on an event when there's a cancel -- often the opening is specific to a male or female depending on who canceled since people are sharing accommodations.

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              skipatskipat commented  · 

              Good suggestions, just wanted to add that we would like the ability to add late cancel charges (not full event price, a lower price than what was paid). It would be great if we could set it by #of days out with an amount. Even better if the system would reapply payment and generate remaining credit automatically too, that's where event managers struggle the most. Thx

              skipatskipat commented  · 

              We have some concerns with allowing registrants to cancel themselves from an event --- we charge a late cancel fee for those who cancel 7 days or less before many of our events (since we have already committed to expenses based on the # of registrants).

              If this is going to be a feature provided, we would like the ability to put parameters on so that late fees can be charged and/or the attendee is warned they will incur cancelation charges.

              skipatskipat commented  · 

              If anyone out there charges cancelation fees for some events you will want to vote for this feature!!!

              We charge attendees a cancelation fee for certain events if they cancel late (within one week of an event for ex.)

              It would be great if this cancelation fee could be built into to the event when it is created by us. (enable us to set the dates/amount for it to kick in).

              And we'd like the cancel revenue to accrue to the finances of the event --- want to see cancel fee revenue in the Registration by Type report.

              Then, when an event manager Cancels Registration (needed to free up a seat for someone else to register in their place), the attendee would automatically be billed cancel fees for that event as set in the Event Details.

              No additional work would be needed by Event Mgr or someone else in the organization to generate a Manual Invoice to bill them for the cancel fees, and then settle their previous payment to the new manual invoice so member's account is properly credited/settled. (Since once you cancel the registration, the invoice is canceled and the member account is automatically credited in full for whatever payments were applied to that invoice).

              This would save us so much cumbersome work and oversight of Event Managers activities!

              skipatskipat commented  · 

              On many events, if an attendee cancels too close to the date of the event, there are cancelation fees due. The current process in 4.0 is quite cumbersome for an Event Manager to issue the appropriate credits and charges to the attendee record. (I'm still struggling with all the steps to make it come out right!!!)

              I would like to see a new button appear when an attendee is canceled with options for entering a cancelation charge (either to modify the existing invoice or to automatically create the new invoice for the cancel charge), and then have options for applying payment for that charge from the existing payment already recorded for that attendee on that event. If on line payment, then adjust the credit due back to the member account for the full event charge less the cancelation charge.

              For manual payments, on many events we collect 2 checks --- we either destroy one check (equal to the refund due) and keep the other (for the cancelation fee). However if an attendee only sent 1 check or the refund amount is different, we need to deposit the check and issue the credit less the cancel fee.

              When a manual payment attendee cancels in advance (no cancel fee charged), we also destroy their check, so would like to cancel the registration and have the option to simultaneous cancel the payment that was prevously recorded.

              It would also be good for the registration payment report show the cancelation fees collected for that event.

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                    Collecting comments  ·  3 comments  ·  Wishlist » Finances  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    skipatskipat commented  · 

                    Ok, that's a good addition, didn't realize what it was for, we can definitely use that.

                    However, that now means we have to enter the info twice --- one for the internal notes, so we can see it in the listing of all the financial transactions, so we know what it is without opening each one, and once for the user so they will know what it is when they are in their profile.

                    One solution would be to have the comments to payer visible in the transaction listings?

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                      Collecting comments  ·  4 comments  ·  Wishlist » Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      skipatskipat commented  · 

                      I think this a great idea for all "probably abandoned" transactions. Many times the user THINKS they have completed/paid for the event or membership, but missed the final confirmation step. It would be good if the notification could also copy the administrator or the specific event manager/membership manager as appropriate, to alert them to a probably abandoned transaction. These can easily be missed the way it currently works

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                          We would only need the ability to send to all attendees, similar to the event reminder. We like to send out post-event surveys for some events, and it would be great to have it all set up when we create the event.

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                                Collecting comments  ·  13 comments  ·  Wishlist » Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                skipatskipat commented  · 

                                Perhaps this new report could be named "Event Reconciliation Report" That might be a better description of what it is for.

                                skipatskipat commented  · 

                                I think that would cover it.

                                I don't need a breakdown of tender type by registration type if that's the specific question you had. I'm assuming you're not proposing taking away the event payment report that's already there since it is useful, just renaming it and adding another Event Payment Summary report that just breaks down event sources of revenue (not by registration type).

                                skipatskipat commented  · 

                                Here's what I'm looking for:

                                On the same screen where the Event Manager would click on the current event "Payment Report" (hopefully to be renamed to distinguish from Financial Transactions Paymt report), have a new button that would provide a summary of the sources of revenue received for that specific event. (Much like the financial transactions payment report --- however I didn't see how that could be filtered to show just the specific event revenue sources --- and really don't want to make it that complicated for an Event Manger). Could be called Event Pymt Summary Report or something like that.

                                The purpose would be for event reconciliation. The event manager is responsible for collecting/posting manual payments, may have member credits posted to settle partial/full payments for an event, as well as online transactions. It would be fabulous if they could push 1 button after event is over to break out exactly how much they should have collected in checks. They would print this report and manually add any other event expenses (outside WA stuff), and forward to Treasurer along with checks. The Treasurer can also clearly see how much on line revenue for that event which is easier than trying to get it out of Paypal by event.

                                We track expense/revenue separately for each event. Maybe there is a way to get this, but I'm missing it. And it needs to be easy for an Event manager to find on their event screen.

                                Does that explain it?

                                skipatskipat commented  · 

                                I would like to see the Events Payment report display summary totals of revenue by source and registration type (similar to the old Payment Report that showed manual vs. online payment totals). Now the report just totals all revenue.

                                It's great you can get this info by going to Financial Transactions and then clicking Payment Report there, but this is extra steps and more detail than most event managers might need. Ours are not that savvy with the system, may only do 1 event/year, so I like the simplicity of the old Events Payment report that tells them total revenue by source for each registration type. They don't really need all the detail about each transaction, since they are asked to submit just the summary report for their reconciliation of an event.

                                I was also confused since both reports are called "Payment Report" . I'm sure I'll get a lot of questions from event managers who have trouble find the financial transactions Payment Report they need. Perhaps, maybe distinguishing the names in the two places would help, but I would prefer more summary data on the events Payment Report.

                                skipatskipat commented  · 

                                I guess I was referring specifically to the Payments Report, I do see how to filter financial transactions to get the totals for each, which is better than what I thought they would have to do but this is still an extra step. I also don't see where the filtered report TOTALS the transactions for a particular source.

                                Our event managers are not so savvy in the system, and may only do one event/year, so simplicity works best. I would love it if the payment report displayed this so they don't have to go through the extra steps of filtering the financial transactions.

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                                  I would also like further breakdown as to the source of the revenue --- broken down by the source of the revenue. It makes it easier for a trip leader if all the money order/checks that they have collected are totaled clearly in one column, keep credits applied separately, and on line revenue (credit card payments) a separate total.

                                  I think the old payment report separated on line revenue from manual payment revenue, and I don't see that in the new one. That will be missed. Now that we can also issue credits to invoices, that should be a separate entry too.

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                                    Is there any update on this?
                                    Our need is not really to limit guest registrations to members only - it depends on the registration type. If it's a member only type (member price), we need to make sure they guests are also members to qualify for that price.

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                                      skipatskipat commented  · 

                                      I guess I'm not making my point clear, I understand that they no longer exist in WA.

                                      Maybe I am missing something about how it works now. It seems to me we are relying on the user to notice on their profile that they have an incomplete transaction (when they erroneously thought they had completed a transaction). The best example is when they go to pay by credit card and fail to hit the final Confirm button on Paypal, but really think they paid (happens often enough). In this case, WA will show Incomplete transaction on their profile for 72 hours, correct?

                                      However many never go back to look at the WA website, so won't ever know they didn't successfully complete. Then the risk is they show up at 4:30 in the morning to get on a bus for that event, and the trip leader has no idea why they are there, and may not have a seat for them. Not a good situation.

                                      That's my concern with admins having no notification about incomplete transactions. I

                                      skipatskipat commented  · 

                                      I still don't really understand why in 4.3 we stopped providing admin the ability to see incomplete event transactions, but you still provide that info for donations.

                                      My understanding is that the info about incomplete transaction only stays on the profile for 72 hours. Regardless, what about those people who register for an event, think they've completed it and NEVER go back to the site before the event, so don't see the incomplete status. So far since 4.3 I've only had one call from a new member that actually didn't complete, and called to verify (didn't see anything on the site to tell him that, just wondered since he received no email confirmation). But we've only had 4 events since then. I fear the day someone shows up to a sold out event that we had no idea they tried to register for.

                                      I would much prefer the user has to make a conscious decision: Complete or Confirm or Cancel rather than having these incompletes. But of course in the case of credit card payment, if they are incomplete in Paypal, the admin would still need to be notified of an incomplete transaction since it occurred outside of WA.

                                      In the past, the vast majority of our Probably Abandons were people who thought they had completed. Any way to set up notification to Admin on these?

                                      skipatskipat commented  · 

                                      I'd like to broaden this suggestion to include all transactions, not just donations.

                                      Currently there is no centralized way to view/monitor the Probably Abandoned transactions. We have many event managers, and they often are unaware that they have these transactions on their event, and frequently the attendee is totally unaware that their payment was not successful.

                                      It would be great if there were an Admin report, perhaps in the Finance tab to view all Probably Abandoned transactions. Or send an email to notify the Event Manger (or Membership manager, donation manager as appropriate). Either one of those options would be an improvement.

                                      Currently I have to go into each event to see if there are any, and then advise the event manager so that the attendee doesn't just assume they are booked on the event.

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                                        skipatskipat commented  · 

                                        We would like more control over guest registrations also.

                                        Specifically, there are certain events that we allow members to register a guest (for convenience of one transaction), but still require all guests be current members. Right now there is no member check available on guest registrations, we have to look each one up manually after they've registered (and often paid).

                                        So I'd like the option of designating whether or not any guests registered have to be members.

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                                          skipatskipat commented  · 

                                          I would also like to have Renewal reports on membership. I have not yet gone thru the renewal cycle yet with Wild Apricot, so may have more to add to this topic later this year. However did want to add that in addition to renewal rates by dates of the reminder notices, I would also like a final one for whatever date the report is run on. As a ski club, we have members who join late in the membership year to go on specific trips later in the season, and it might be long after the last reminder notice goes out, so I'd like to be sure to capture those renewals on the report also. Also would want to make sure there is a final renewal rate calculated for the entire membership base, regardless of date renewed.

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                                            Collecting comments  ·  32 comments  ·  Wishlist » Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            skipatskipat commented  · 

                                            We also would like to have this feature.

                                            We currently have a common renewal date for all members (as a ski club, we have a very seasonal calendar year). We offer "Early Bird Membership" at a discount from June 1 - Sept. 31, then raise the membership fee to the "regular" rate. This is available for both renewal and new members, and is positioned as a "reward" for early sign up, rather than a "late fee"

                                            Currently I just change the name and price of the Registration Type on Oct. 1, but it would be great if I could set this up automatically in WA.

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