[Osmf-talk] Membership fee waiver

John Whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 23:55:40 UTC 2018

It would seem that they could do with a bit of assistance from someone 
who knows civicrm.  There was mention of it wasn't reliably sending out 
reminders for paypal for a start.

Cheerio John

Rob Nickerson wrote on 2018-11-15 6:05 PM:
> >What's taken so long is a lack of people stepping forward to help.
> Hi Paul,
> Can you please explain what help is needed as I am struggling to 
> understand. I have experience of the membership system (civicrm) used 
> by OSMF: (1) because I used it when helping SotM, and (2) because I 
> set a civicrm up for the OSM UK local chapter.
> For the waiver program:
> Within civicrm you can bulk add members by importing a spreadsheet. 
> This could be a monthly task to keep workload to a minimum.
> For fee paying members:
> In civicrm it is now possible to allow members to select automatic 
> renewal. We did this on the OSM UK local chapter and it's great. No 
> chasing people to renew as civicrm and PayPal sort it automatic. 
> Members can cancel the renewal anytime by logging in to their PayPal 
> account.
> I hope this helps :-)
> Thank you,
> Rob
> On Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 20:29 Paul Norman <paul.norman at osmfoundation.org 
> <mailto:paul.norman at osmfoundation.org> wrote:
>     On 2018-11-15 8:25 AM, Christoph Hormann wrote:
>     > A simple solution not relying on a complex application process would
>     > also help reducing the workload for the MWG.
>     The only complicated part of the process is what to say if someone
>     incorrectly fills out the form. If everything works correctly all
>     that's
>     involved is submit the form, MWG messages account to verify it's
>     them,
>     MWG enters it into CiviCRM similar to a bank transfer membership, MWG
>     notifies the person of acceptance.
>     What's taken so long is a lack of people stepping forward to help.
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