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: PayPal for #GivingTuesday


On this Giving Tuesday you may receive donations through PayPal, an online payment service, and wonder how you can code them in your FundRaiser Software. When entering gifts, either through importing a spreadsheet or entering them manually, the mode code is used to designate in what form the gift was received. Adding a code for PayPal will allow you to note that those gifts came in through that service.

To create a new mode code go to View > Codes to open the Codes Maintenance Window. Click on Add. Type in the code and a description. In this case, both of them can be "PayPal". Click on Save. This will add a new mode code for PayPal gifts.

When you are entering the gift, use "PayPal" as your mode code. This will separate these gifts from those which may have been received using other modes, such as credit cards, cash, or checks. Then, if you like, you can run a Donation Report to see specifically those gifts which came in through PayPal.

Don't forget, you may want to set a specific motivation code for your Giving Tuesday gifts to better indicate which gifts came in through this special event.

You can contact our Technical Support Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800-543-4131 for help on this and other questions about FundRaiser.

Case Study: Parkesburg Point Surges to Success wit...
Welcoming New Donors

Related Posts

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
community broadcasting salutation announcements Network for Good communications targeted mailings recurring gifts grants board members tribute gifts overview Snow Birds PayPal legacy giving banquet Alternative Addresses tax summary letters technical support moves management look and feel donor slip merge fields Resiliency new version building donor relationships event management support new nonprofit GivingTuesday follow up customer service pledges Company culture National Change of Address prospects backing up data endowment campaign membersip benefits vacation nonprofit fundraising donor recognition arts Congratulations spreadsheets office Tickles grassroots campaign memorial giving relationship tracking SYBUNTS ROI solicitors donor advised funds Crowdfunding Campaign donor preferences accounting software motivation campaign management welcome packet donor attrition annual maintenance plan donor contact information flash sales merge notes premiums word processor brick campaign planned giving LYBUNTS community arts nonprofits donor retention rate thank you letters giving history texting donors upgrade donor loyalty mission driven Groupings capital campaign product news lapsed donor how-to videos corporate sponsors customer portal Constant Contact happiness Excel Personalizing entering auction gifts volunteering Importing Data correspondance Cloud upgrading donors segmenting donors major gift prospects FundRaiser Spark data analysis new donors transparency budget on site training appeal letters letter templates small donations user spotlights foundations correspondence donation history case study Reporting to IRS FundRaiser Basic user interface custom page social media membership benefits in honor of donations raffle security role of nonprofits Codes donor targeting membership programs alumni fundraising End of Year Letters features Thank You disaster relief gift acceptance policy Volunteer module NCOA processing operational costs motivation code advanced tab training tip operating systems Facebook large donations donor attrition rate phoning donors donor source In-Kind gifts animal rescue anonymous donors new leadership Task List Donor Portal Thanksgiving #GivingTuesday add ons increasing giving amounts data conversion mode code personalizing letters gift entry ticket sales development director monthly giving importing csv charity golf tournaments gift notes field direct mail auction New Year adding personal notes to letters Facebook campaign giving levels fundraising letters pictures new features publicity materials repeat donors volunteers online donations data entry change of address updating tech tip how to handle auction gifts ticketsales updates spare fields annual campaign donor profile reports online donations password protection general understanding giving trends government grants donor FundRaiser Hosted Reminders training major donors the Ask community supported gardens GoFundMe project

Connect With Us

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

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:

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