FundRaiser Blog

The FundRaiser Software Blog is an excellent resource for nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about fundraising, donor management, membership management, and much more.

Short Take: Coding In-Kind and Monetary Gifts

Short Take: Coding In-Kind and Monetary Gifts

 

When inputting donations into your database, it’s important to differentiate in-kind gifts (which are usually goods, services, or time) from the financial gifts you receive. You get help doing this through the GIFT MODE code, which allows you to indicate the way the gift was received by your organization. With that code, you’ll notice that there are four default modes in the program: cash, check, charge, and in-kind.

b2ap3_thumbnail_ScreenShotmonetary2.jpg

In the Codes Maintenance window (View > Codes) there is an additional field for the mode code named “Type”. In the type field, there are two options: monetary and in-kind. This allows you to specify the proper type for each gift mode. This ensures your monetary gifts (CASH, CHECK, CHARGE) are coded as monetary gifts, while in-kind stays a non-monetary gift because you received goods or services instead. This allows you flexibility to create the gift modes you need for your organization

By default, the mode code of in-kind is set as an in-kind (goods, services, etc.) gift, rather than monetary. If you create a new mode code for in-kind gifts, you can also ensure that this type is set to in-kind. In this way, you can manage the mode codes within your database to help them fit the way your organization receives donations.

If you have any questions about using FundRaiser to help with coding gifts: 
• Sign up for the live FundRaiser webinar on Coding and Spare Fields or on Campaign Management. Find dates for the next session on the FundRaiser training calendar.  
• Contact support at 800-543-4131 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Converting In Kind Donors to Financial Supporters
Case Study: Interest in the Total Eclipse Boosts ...

Related Posts

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
In-Kind gifts training tip GivingTuesday importing csv community broadcasting Reporting to IRS add ons volunteers targeted mailings new leadership Crowdfunding Campaign Donor Portal foundations memorial giving customer portal membersip benefits happiness solicitors campaign management LYBUNTS support Facebook donor attrition increasing giving amounts annual maintenance plan operational costs donor recognition development director PayPal membership programs lapsed donor upgrade online donations tax summary letters capital campaign building donor relationships disaster relief Groupings data conversion Snow Birds welcome packet ROI recurring gifts Thank You motivation donor contact information office social media the Ask NCOA processing communications event management segmenting donors mode code membership benefits Volunteer module password protection tech tip in honor of donations reports thank you letters correspondence monthly giving gift entry product news #GivingTuesday Facebook campaign major gift prospects pledges grassroots campaign animal rescue donor slip annual campaign alumni motivation code Excel GoFundMe project change of address updating board members data analysis government grants on site training small donations overview backing up data National Change of Address Resiliency premiums relationship tracking general customer service fundraising letters spreadsheets data entry phoning donors moves management donor appeal letters look and feel charity golf tournaments online donations budget End of Year Letters features security donor loyalty arts Company culture community arts nonprofits case study training how-to videos user spotlights endowment campaign flash sales updates donation history Congratulations giving levels publicity materials merge fields mission driven tribute gifts upgrading donors Codes donor retention rate grants Alternative Addresses donor attrition rate major donors community supported gardens operating systems advanced tab word processor announcements nonprofit fundraising custom page corporate sponsors volunteering understanding giving trends fundraising accounting software

Connect With Us

  800-880-3454 ext 3
  Email Us
  Request More Information
  Monday-Friday
      8:30AM-5:30PM CST

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:
Password:

If you are not sure about your Customer User Name, please call 800-543-4131 and we will be able to help you.

Or you have lost your password, Request Password