Membership and Membership Renewal Process
Hi All, Just a quick note to let you know about our new payment system when you join VNPA or renew your membership.
The process takes 4 easy steps and shouldn't take you long. You can add as much or as little information as you would like to your account.
First: you will be asked to Update your Account.
Second: you will be asked to choose a membership.
Third: you will be asked to Complete your application and
Finally: you will be asked to Finish and Pay.
The payment system is NO LONGER with PayPal. It is a system called "Stripe" but it is completely "behind the scenes" and you will not see anything to do with Stripe.
The system will tell you that you will see a charge on your statement related to VNPA membership.
The reasons we changed this system were many. It is a much more up-to-date system as far as the technical aspects of its' versatility (behind the scenes); it directly deposits monies from your membership dues into the VNPA checking account so we have immediate access to monies (unlike Paypal that only deposited when we asked, so they ultimately could keep our monies for a long period of time); it is seamless and you never have to leave our website to make another transaction if you want to (for example, if your membership came due at the same time as the annual conference, you would be able to pay for both at once and never be taken out of our website. Paypal got confusing in that regard and you had to log back into our site to make a second transaction.); and the website administrators we are using through ENP are much more readily accessible and respond quicker--we actually can talk to a live person (this was difficult with paypal).
So all in all, we hope you will see a better process when you sign up or renew.
Please let me know if you don't or if you have any questions.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
As your new treasurer, I want to be accessible to you and help in any way I can.
Thanks and I hope you have a happy and safe holiday season!