When "End of quarter" is selected for "Default 'Expires' to:" in the Default Settings under Config > Membership Categories, the end date will not populate when a new membership is set up on a constituent record. This, does work on occasion when the start date for that membership is within the first quarter of the year.
This is resolved in 7.96 patch 13, released in September - October 2018 and applied to databases in Blackbaud Hosting Services. If your database is installed locally, download and install the latest version and patch, if applicable.
Steps to Duplicate
1. Open The Raiser's Edge 2. Go to Configuration > Membership Categories > Open Membership/Create new 3. Membership's Default Settings has "End of quarter" listed next to "Default 'Expires' to:" 4. Open up a constituent record 5. Go to the Membership tab of that record 6. Add new membership 7. Expiration date does not populate 8. However, if you change the begin date to anywhere in Q1 (Jan-Mar), the date will populate