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

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