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24 votesckcarpenter42 commented
You are correct that this work around will provide the detail but one then has to sort the Excel file by origin and construct breaks so as to create totals that agree with the excellent summary report provided by WA. I would like to see an "advanced" button that when click would provide a user with the option of seeing the detail.
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.ckcarpenter42 commented
We have a somewhat similar business requirement but in our case the "contact" is a family unit. We are a Chapter of a much larger organization in which each member is a family unit with a unique ID assigned by the parent organization. The family unit is comprised of a primary member and a secondary member, each sharing a common mailing address (and other data elements unique to the organization) but both members have their own cell phone numbers and email addresses. With today's mobile devices we find it is an inconvenience for them to share (i.e., forward emails) they prefer to have them sent directly to the specified personal email account.
We know that the bundle was designed so that we could use that approach and have the primary contact be the bundle administrator but that opens the door to having both primary and secondary provide all of the same common data elements, leaving open the door for unanticipated data integrity problems (e.g., if the secondary contact address is different which one do you use, or if one of the shared organizational data elements differs, etc.) -- you see the problem. It would be nice if the data model would allow for primary and secondary entities associated with one membership account and allowing for phone number and email address data elements only. All other data elements would be associated with the membership account.
There are many other chapters (over 600) to our national organization but this limitation makes Wild Apricot unattractive to them for this reason. From a recent member survey we learned this weakness is critical to the demographic that offers our greatest strategic growth opportunity.