176 votesgoldsun supported this idea ·goldsun commented
We are a sports-related organization, with members who are individual adults, families and businesses.
Children/minors are registered as separate members, because the participate in the sport and are eligible for age-category year-end awards.
* Login/email: We'd like a more transparent option for a login than an email for the minors. Most of the minors registered are *not* registering with their own email address. The parent wants email contact to come directly to themselves. But as they are also participants in their own age category, they've already used their own email on their membership. This also makes it hard to send emails just to minor members & their parents. Many of the children don't have an email address anyway. We are using dummy emails for children, but parents are finding it confusing to manage the child's membership.
* Event registration: Minors/children are often charged LESS than adults. But there is no way to add them as a "guest" at a lower rate, not a higher one. Parents don't like having to register again for their children, but currently that is the only option to offer them a lower cost (create another registration type.
* DOB / Age calculation: It would be very helpful to have a field that provides the age of the member based on their date of birth. We can download the member data and calculate this in Excel, but the goal of converting to Wild Apricot was to free ourselves of member management in Excel. :)
As I come up with more things that make it easier to manage minor members, I'll add them to this thread.
Thanks for this consideration!