I'm in the process of moving our legacy memberships over to our new Civi install. We needed to get our membership drive going so we just used vanilla PayPal recurring donation buttons. I've set up Stripe on this new install since they offer $15k of free transactions.
I created membership types to correspond to what we had set up on PayPal. For example,
- Financial Type: Member Dues
- Minimum Fee: $5
- Auto-renew Option: Auto-renew Required
- Membership Type Duration Unit: 1 Month
- Membership Type Plan: Rolling
I've entered all the dues paying members with accurate start dates and even imported their dues history as a contribution import.
Will Civi keep recording contributions for these individuals even though the payments are all being done offsite? Or will I need to import/record them each month or get all the legacy members switched over to Stripe?