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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 05:38
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The last year I have been working with the Socialistic Party to implement CiviCRM for their membership administration. Whilst doing that we developed some small extensions which makes life easier for them with their membership administration. In this blog post I want to give an overview of the extensions we have developed and what they do.

We have developed more extension for the Socialistic Party so please take a look around at https://github.com/SPnl.

Link membership to contributions

Extension: org.civicoop.membershippayment
Url: https://github.com/CiviCooP/org.civicoop.membershippayment

This extension adds a drop down to the contribution edit form to add a contribution to a membership. Or unlink a contribution from a membership

QuarteRly Membership payments

Extension: org.civicoop.quartelymembershippayment
Url: https://github.com/CiviCooP/org.civicoop.quartelymembershippayment

The socialistic party had a structure where members pay per quarter (1st of Januari, 1st of March, 1st of July, 1st of October). The payment is payed by direct debit. So as soon as a membership becomes active we want to create contributions for each remaining quarter of the current year.  That is what this extension does. It does so by injecting a checkbox on the membership type screen when the membership type is set to a period of a year and a fixed period.

Change membership payments

Extension: nl.sp.changemembershippayment
Url: https://github.com/SPnl/nl.sp.changemembershippayment

This extension adds a link to change membership payments details for contributions which are linked to the membership and which are in the future. This was needed because sometimes a member changes their bank account details or the amount they want to pay for their memebership (which is a voluntarly amount at the Socialistic Party).

Cancel membership contributions

Extension: nl.sp.cancelmembershipcontributions
Url: https://github.com/SPnl/nl.sp.membershipcancelcontribution

This extensions cancels all future contributions of a membership as soon as a membership gets cancelled. This functionality was needed because as soon as member cancels his or her membership we dont want to receive money from their bank account in the future anymore.

Project 60: membership extension

This extension was not used for the implementation of CiviCRM at the Socialistic Party. However if we had known this extension existed we would probably used this extension.

Extension: org.project60.membership
URL: https://github.com/Project60/org.project60.membership

So far it can automatically attach existing contributions to memberships, and automatically extend existing memberships if the appropriate contributions have been made according to the membership fee and the expected payment date.

Comments

It would be great if these extensions could be published in the extensions directory: civicrm.org/extensions. Thanks.

Thanks, Jaap! I'd like to add our Project60 general membership extension:

Extension: org.project60.membership
URL: https://github.com/Project60/org.project60.membership

So far it can automatically attach existing contributions to memberships, and automatically extend existing memberships if the appropriate contributions have been made according to the membership fee and the expected payment date.

Maybe we could consolidate this zoo of extension at some point, they seem to be fairly similar.

Thanks I have added the project 60 extension to the page

Hi Jaap - Are these extensions stable and in production? What versions of CiviCRM are supported. In particular I want to use the extension which allows a contribution to be linked to a membership. We have fixed fees for memberships but frequently we only receive part payment which is not easy to manage in CiviCRM. If we can enter contributions and link them to memberships that provides us with a manual solution.

Cheers
Martin Fuggle