Membership Programs 

Each membership program offers different channels through which memberships can be obtained and how that revenue is recognized in Altru. There are three main types of membership programs in Altru: dues based, contribution based, and a combination of dues and contributions. The table below shows which sales options are available for each type of program.  
TransactionDues BasedContribution BasedCombination
Partial PaymentNoYesONLY Contribution based levels
Daily SalesYesIndirectly – as a donationONLY Dues based levels
No Contribution based levels
Advance SalesYesIndirectly – as a donationONLY Dues based levels
No Contribution based levels
OnlineYesIndirectly – as a donationNo
Back Office: Donation/Pledge PaymentNoIndirectly – as a donationIndirectly – as a donation
Back Office: MembershipYesYesYes
* There is an indirect path in which you receive a donation through Advance/Daily Sales or with an online Donation form to the designation set up for the contribution based program. Each night, Altru runs a process that connects the donation to the membership program and level.
Note: If you have multiple contribution based programs, make sure that none of your contribution-based programs uses the “Any” setting for designations that qualify for membership, as this will place donors into multiple membership programs. Also make sure that none of your separate programs share common qualifying designations.

Revenue & Recognition

Within each type of membership program, Altru records the membership transaction as either fundraising revenue or earned membership revenue. With both fundraising and membership revenue, you can adjust settings for how much is considered tax deductible. In some cases, you can also adjust the tax deductible amount.
 
Sales MethodDues BasedContribution BasedCombination
Daily SalesCan be fully or partially tax deductible.
Tax deductible amount can be directed to fundraising revenue.
Tax deductible amount cannot be adjusted.
Non-tax deductible amount is  earned membership income.
(Refer to 1,3)

 
Fully tax deductible.
Full amount is fundraising revenue.
Tax deductible amount is locked at full amount of donation and cannot be changed.
(Refer to 2,3,6)
Not available.
 
Advance Sales
Online
Back Office: Donation/Pledge Payment Not available.Tax deductible amount can be adjusted while adding the payment.
(Refer to 4, 5, 6)
Dues Levels not available.
Contribution Based Levels have full amount to fundraising and receipt amount adjustable.
Back Office: MembershipTax deductible amount can be adjusted on payment record.Tax deductible amount can be adjusted while making entry.Dues Based Levels adjustable during transaction.
Contributions Based Levels can be adjusted while adding the payment.
  1. Configuration setting for the program can direct all of the tax deductible as fundraising revenue. For this setting the transaction will have a $0 membership transaction connected to the dues-based program. There will be a separate transaction as a gift connecting to the fundraising designation.
  2. For Daily, Advance, and Online sales channels this process would be indirect. Transaction would accept a donation to the appropriate designation. The nightly process would then assign it to the membership program.
  3. Transactions connected to sales channels do not allow for any adjustments.
  4. This is an indirect process where the donation is entered through the back-office and the nightly process assigns it to the membership program.
  5. If the transaction is meant for a contributed membership, we recommend using Back Office Membership.
  6. If you have multiple contribution-based programs, make sure that none of your contribution-based programs use the “Any” setting for designations that qualify for membership. Also make sure that none of your separate programs share common qualifying designations