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    Dear Apricots

    We have refrained from using Wild Apricot for dues payment integration because we cannot collect and track donations & dues payments simultaneously.

    We collect voluntary donations to our Student Awards Fund as members also pay their dues. If we separate these actions, this would risk a much smaller overall donation level.

    In an ideal world, we could collect dues payments and make note of donations that are made above and beyond the dues amount -- with members even having the option to select where they want their donation allocated.

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Ann Bertini, Assistant Director for Programs
    Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

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    Ann commented  · 

    When our members pay their Dues we also ask for Donations to a special student awards fund. It's my understanding that we cannot take this payment together and then have WA be able to parse out the Dues payment from the Donation, enabling us and members to track both.

    This would really be a great feature for us. If we separate this fundraising effort from dues payment, it could negatively affect the amount of funds raised. We would need to be able to make a portion of the payment required (the dues) and then the donation would be optional. Right now we do this just with PayPal and keep track of everything ourselves using Excel and QuickBooks.

    At the moment we are not using WA's online dues system at all.

    Ann Bertini
    Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

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    Hi All

    I'm looking into tracking our member activities and found this thread. I think this fits best here.

    Our members are involved mostly by serving on different committees and we want to have a record of their involvement. Admittedly, we still communicate with members via Outlook for these things because committees include members and non-members and we have kept Wild Apricot an exclusively member database.

    The best idea I've come up with is to create a member field with a multiple choice selection of the various committees. However, there are new committees every year so this would in theory be a long an every growing multiple choice list.

    I just don't know what the best approach is. I'm grateful for any advice, input you have.

    Thank you,

    Ann Bertini
    Assistant Director for Programs
    Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

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