163 votesEvgeny Zaritovskiy responded
Merged together several closely related by meaning ideas – so we can properly resolve them all together, in different live scenarios
I'm adding my vote for the "Family" membership. Our community has a Swim & Tennis association whose membership if family based. We track our members by a primary contact but also have included data fields for their spouse, children and other family members (parents, etc.) that reside with them. We have the need for send email "blasts" to multiple emails because often the spouse (i.e. Wife) makes the plans for the family. Also members want personal, work and other emails copied. Having the flexibility to add email "fields" to the membership record would be great!
Sorry for the late update.
The first step was finished and emails can now be carbon copied to contact’s alternative emails. To do so the contact fields which store the alternative emails must be explicitly marked on the email setting page.
Unsubscribing will unsubscribe all alternative emails simultaneously because they all belong to the very same account. The person clicking “unsubscribe” is warned about this on the unsubscribe page.
For now we paused the development of this feature. but not for good. :) So I’m changing this wish status back to “collecting comments”.
Thank you everyone for a valuable feedback.
I concur with the others….multiple email addresses are really needed. Not just one more for the spouse. That would just be a band-aid. Make it flexible. Our members have both personal and work emails. Plus emails for the spouse (personal and work) and their children. It seems that you could create a new field “type” for emails (like you have for dates) and scan through the member field list to determine where the email addresses are in the database row. Yes, it would be work but I think it would greatly improve the flexibility of your product. And we could then stop maintaining an additional system just for emailing members.
I am a relatively new Apricot user. Our association services the families within our neighborhood. As such, the "family" is our user and that typically consists of two adults plus children. In the past we maintained our membership with MS Access, Excel and Constant Contact. What a pain!
With Wild Apricot we eliminated two of the three but still use Constant Contact because the families have multiple emails. At a minimum we have an email for the primary user (login) and their spouse. More often than not both have secondary emails (work vs. home).
I like your design to cc: the secondary email. That should be easy for you to implement with minimal overhead on your system. But from my standpoint, this falls just a little short.
It would be great if we could also have two additional secondary email fields ("Spouse's Email" and "Spouse's Secondary Email") for a total of three additional emails.
I know you can't please everyone but while you have the cover off of the box why not add just a little more flexibility.
Thank you for the consideration!