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: Tracking Commemorative Donations Part 1: Notes & Inscriptions

CommemorativeBricks

Often when organizations undertake a building or other special project, they sell “bricks” with inscriptions as a way to quickly raise funds. These bricks or stones can also be inscribed with the names of major donors. Organizations need a way to not just recognize these donations, but also note the inscription if provided at the time of the donation or if they need to obtain it later.

While we often recommend codes such as a motivation or purpose code to mark such gifts, when it comes to inscriptions, you may need additional space. It’s also quite possible that your organization has set a specific motivation code, of which the bricks will be a part, so there’s a need to further designate those gifts. One way to do this is through the Gift Notes field in FundRaiser. When entering in the gift a specific phrase such as “BRICK” or “INSCRIPTION” could be placed in the notes field.

Gift Notes Field in FundRaiser 

Then, using our Groupings feature, you can search for all gifts with “BRICK” in the notes field and this will bring all donors with those gifts. Then, you could send a mailing or run a report.

Grouping feature in FundRaiser

This is especially helpful when you have a donor who may need to provide an inscription later. Using a note like “NEEDS INSCRIPTION” will allow you to do a grouping with all the donors who still need to provide the inscription and then send a letter reminding them.

In part 2, we’ll look at a FundRaiser Professional only feature which will make handling these gifts even easier.

Have questions about using FundRaiser for special fundraising campaigns? Contact our support team and we can help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m or 800-543-4131. 

Short Take: Tracking Commemorative Donations, Part...
Three Independence Day Reflections

Related Posts

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

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