Payments by Credit Card: For many years, the VAF has used PayPal to process members’ payments by credit card for dues as well as conference registration. Over the last year, an increasing number of members have encountered problems when paying dues through PayPal. Consequently, as of January 1, 2021, VAF is changing our credit card payment gateway to Affinipay, a processor directly integrated with Wild Apricot, VAF’s membership software which also powers our website. With Affinipay, members should find it easier to manage their membership and register for conferences. Additionally, it will be simpler to solve any problems members may encounter because there will be only a single point of contact (rather than two points of contact with PayPal).
Members can continue to make individual online payments, but now they will be made on the VAF website through Affinipay.
If you currently have an automatic/recurring dues payment subscription, it is through PayPal. With the switch to Affinipay, all PayPal recurring payments for VAF membership dues will be canceled as of January 1, 2021. (Note: Cancellation of recurring payments via PayPal will not cancel your membership.) To renew after December 31, 2020, you will login on the VAF website, generate an invoice for payment, and then set up a new recurring profile within Wild Apricot and Affinipay where you will enter your billing information.
If you choose to pay your dues by check, you will follow the usual process of generating an invoice from the VAF website to print and submit with your payment. We will manually update your account information when we receive your check.
Instructions for paying dues via Affinipay or by check will be will be included in all membership renewal notices. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if assistance is needed with any of these processes.