How does a fixed membership term work?

A fixed membership term is one that begins and ends on particular day.  It is only available for one, two, and three-year memberships.


To help your new members transition smoothly onto BigTent, we've created the extended membership term for members who join your group within 60 days of the end of your membership term. The extended membership term includes the time within the sixty days before the end of the membership term plus the next membership term. For example, if your membership term concludes on August 31st and a member joins your group on July 30th, then they will receive a 13-month membership term.


We created the extended membership term so members joining close to the end of your membership term can avoid renewing their membership immediately after joining your group.


Furthermore, if you prorate your fixed term membership fee, then members who receive an extended membership will pay both the prorated cost of the remainder of the membership term plus the next membership term fee.


For example, let's say your membership term concludes on August 31st and you charge $25 for the membership term. If a member joins on July 30th, then she will receive a 13-month membership term and will pay $27.08.


You should use a fixed membership term if your entire group's memberships end and begin on a particular day.


You should use a rolling membership term if your group doesn't have fixed start and end dates.

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