by Larry Weaver
Many nonprofits find a membership-based organization encourages a sense of pride and ownership in their supporters, and allows flexibility in attracting people from diverse economic backgrounds to participate at a level they can afford. It requires that the nonprofit spend a bit more effort in developing structures that suit them and their donors, but FundRaiser can help, through the use of the Memberships Module.
Memberships can vary widely between non-profits: some may only require a donation of any amount, while others have minimums and/or levels; some will have all expiration dates falling on the same day of the year, while others will have expiration dates that vary from member to member; some will offer tangible benefits to members, while others will not. All of these differences can be taken into account when using the Membership Module.
New memberships are added by simply adding a gift record that has a Gift Type code of Membership Dues. Prior to doing this, though, you