The Membership Billing system is a powerful tool that can automate nearly all of your member billing procedures that you would previously have done manually or not at all, like membership renewals, batch renewals, automated reporting for accounting, etc.
For New Members
New Member Registration - new members can sign up and pay dues online; payment information is automatically recorded in the billing system.
Online Payments - collect dues online via a credit card merchant account or PayPal.
Convert Prospects to Members - at any time, when a prospect is ready to join, an admin user can convert their prospect record to a member record, creating a invoice for membership. The new member can then pay dues. Optionally, you can turn on links that are embedded in broadcast emails sent to prospects, such that they can click on the link, and convert themselves to members on their own. All of this is highly configurable.
Alternate Easy Registration - in some cases, you may want to offer a non-monetary registration (such as for representatives of businesses that are members, or family members of a family-based membership). We can configure this for you.
Association Branding - make the system look like the rest of your website by customizing the colors and adding a header image for your organization.
For Renewing Members
Print/Email Invoices and Statements - offers the ability to send renewal invoices conveniently via email or print them off for members without email addresses (formatted as PDFs).
Multiple Membership Plans - allows for differently priced membership, vendor, sponsor, and prospect plans; can incorporate registration fees and special dues structures.
Batch Renewals - can create invoice records automatically for renewals.
Automated Renewal Notifications - offers the ability to automatically send email renewal notifications/invoices.
Automatic Payments - typically used for monthly membership, allow members to pay dues automatically using their credit card (ask us for more detail on how this works)
Renewal Program Emails - create a series of emails to be sent out automatically ahead of a member's expiration to encourage renewal payment (ex: a notification 90 days before renewal, another 60 days before worded more strongly, a cancellation warning 30 days before expiration, a drop notice at 0 days)
Invoices/Notifications per Member Plan - for each member plan you offer, the verbiage can vary on the documents and notifications
Mailing Labels - produce mailing labels to send your renewal invoices/statements.
Auto-Drop - system can automatically drop members from the member database in the case of non-payment after a pre-determined number of days. Invoices can also be automatically credited-off in cases of drops. Member can also be automatically moved back to prospect-type if appropriate.
Member Billing Status - Optionally, you can turn on a feature where members can log-in and view/print their current and prior dues invoices, as well as receipts for payments made.
Online Renewal Dues Collection - members can renew their membership by paying dues online; payments are recorded in the billing system.
Accounting Data Export - can export invoice and payment data.
Non-Dues Invoicing - invoice members for non-dues items such as advertising, online learning, and more
Reports - produce a variety of reports detailing which members are paid and unpaid, member status, aging of invoices, monthly renewals, dues forecasting, custom reports, and more. This includes a variety of reports encompassing member billing, event registration, and online store transactions.
Payment History - system keeps a long-term record of invoices and payments for each member.
Full Audit Trail - review transactions, and changes to transactions.
Highly Customizable - renewal terms, due date lead times, and more can be customized to meet your organization's needs.