What is the difference between expired, lapsed and dropped memberships?
A membership becomes expired on the expiration date specified on the membership record. A membership is lapsed during the time between when it expires and when it is dropped. Lapsed memberships can be dropped if they do not renew their membership within the grace period you establish in Configuration. To drop lapsed memberships that have exceeded the grace period, use the Drop Lapsed Members function in Database Administration. You can also manually or globally drop active or lapsed memberships.