Before contributions can be entered in CDM+, a Giving Unit record must be created for each giver through the Giving Unit Information window. Giving Units are assigned a Giving Unit Code, which can be used during contributions entry. Giving Unit Codes are completely customizable and, if your church uses number envelopes, are the preferred place to track envelope numbers.
In addition to the establishment of the Giving Unit Code and giver’s name, the Giving Unit Information file also contains summary information. The current year's giving, the date of last gift and amount of the last gift are automatically updated from the contributions entry. The previous year giving is set as a part of the Update History function under the Contributions Utilities menu.
Entering Giving Unit information as the first step in entering contributions. You may access CDM+ Contributions in several ways. From the Welcome to CDM+ window, click on the Contributions button. This will open the Welcome to Contributions window.
The Getting Started pane of this window shows the steps to begin using the Contributions program. If you have not entered Address Records, see that section of the Membership manual. Note! If your copy of CDM+ is licensed for the Membership program, the Contributions program has a limited Address Record. Assuming you have completed step 1, click on 2. Enter Giving Unit Information.
Or, select the Windows tab of the Welcome to Contributions window and click on Giving Units.
Giving Unit Information records are attached to Individual Records and Address Records are associated with Giving Units. You can also open the associated Giving Unit Information records via "jump" buttons on the Individual Records
and Address Records windows.