i have a sporting company which does multiple sport departments each whith its own results there are all part of the mothercompny called flevostar

so example you have Flevostar Basketball and FlevostarDart i created 3 organisations in my contact list Flevostar/Dart/Basketball

a new member is also created on the add membership page i would like to add a membership linking that new person to for instance Dart. Even though it appears that there is a drop down i can only select default company in this case Flevostar and a membership type.

ending up with that i have to absue the membership tpe to distinquish them so had to create MemberTypes ACTMEM DART and AVTMEM Basketball where as i would have liked to have new member x is member of department(organisation)Dart whith type Member

is this any how to be achieved?

best regards


ok maybe i am not clear in my problem description. i use the backend for creating initial relation ships between the member and the department. example: i have John as contact Basketball as organisation and flevostar as default. now i go to johns personal sumary and click on memberships (initial they ar counted as 0) and i want to ad a membership. Memberships tupes are LID basketball connected to Basketbal organisation and Lid Flevostar connected to flevostar organisation. so in the memberships sumary i want to add johns membership to the basketball organisation with type Lid basketball. However i can not select the organisatiobn Basketball in the drop down hence i can not link Lid basketball type to John i hope this makes sense now

  • I don't think it's an abuse, to me that looks like just how it works. For one membership type to have a choice of chapters (or even for it to be able to cover multiple chapters?) this is a feature that would have to be added.
    – DaveFF
    Jun 5, 2015 at 11:42
  • Hi Leon, if I understand correctly, when assigning a membership, you want to have a choice of a department that membership is for? As DaveFF mentioned, you will need to set up separate membership type for each department - a membership type can be associated with one organization (or department/chapter) only.
    – Kasia W
    Jun 5, 2015 at 14:21
  • ok i created serveral memberships and departments i linked the membership types per department now still a new member should be able toselect the organization and membership type right? fact is that the drop down for organisation only displays default organisation. what am i doing wrong?
    – leon
    Jun 5, 2015 at 15:47
  • seems there is some confusion here. on the public membership form/page there should not be a drop down for 'organisation' there should simply be the Membership Types assuming you added them via the Member tab of the Contribution page
    – petednz - fuzion
    Jun 6, 2015 at 23:10
  • ok maybe i am not clear in my problem description. i use the backend for creating initial relation ships between the member and the department.
    – leon
    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50

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This was too long to be a comment.

Are these people joining up for themselves on your public web pages, or are they being signed up as members by office staff using the "back office" pages?

Also a person has to choose the correct membership type to begin with. If a person is already a member of your default organisation then they will have to join again as a member of a different organisation.

Have you read the Membership section of our User and Admin guide, in particular the chapters online membership and sign up, manual entry of memberships and membership price sets

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