Entering Contributions

Click on Add or Multi-Add. Depending on which you selected as the Default Entry Field on the Contributions Entry Preferences window, the cursor will either be in the Giver’s Code or Giver’s Name field. Whatever you specified as the Default Payment Type on the Contributions Entry Preferences window, will appear in the Payment Type field. If you specified default Giving Funds in the Batch Setup window and have enabled the preference to automatically load these funds, a line for each of those funds will be showing. If you have enabled linking to CDM+ Memorial Gifts on the Contributions Setup window, you will see a field Memorial/Note with a magnified document icon. If you did not choose to link Contributions and Memorial Gifts, this field will be simply notes with no icon. You will also note that the Default Event you specified on the Batch Setup window is displayed.

Begin entering this batch of contributions.

If you are entering contributions from a list or giving envelopes that provide the Giver’s Code, you may wish to simply type the code in the Giver’s Code field. Or you may type any portion of a person’s name in the Giver’s Name field and press Tab. If there is more than one match to what you typed, click on the down arrow to select a different Giving Unit from the drop list.

NOTE: How the Giver’s Name appears in the field is set on the Contributions Entry Preferences window. You may choose to show Mailing Names or Salutations.

TIP: If you use numeric giver’s codes, try setting your default entry field to Giver’s name. When you enter a number into the name field, CDM+ will first search giver’s codes for one matching that number. If you need to enter a contribution for someone with an envelope, just type their name.

Giving Units List

Or, you can click on the small List button to open a new window which lists the names and codes for all Giving Units. Click on a column header to sort the list by the field. Double-click on a line to enter that unit’s information.

The cursor will now be in the Payment Type field with the Default Payment Type highlighted. Click on the down arrow to select another payment type from the drop list. The Payment Type chosen will determine what data entry fields are shown. SelectingCheck will show a Check Number field and selecting Credit Card will open fields for the card number, expiration date and card name. No other data entry fields are necessary if Cash is selected.

If you select Cash as the Payment Type, press Tab to move the cursor to the Total Amount field.

If you select Check as the Payment Type, press Tab and enter the Check Number. Press Tab again to move the cursor to the Total Amount field.

If you select Credit Card as the Payment Type, tab through the fields entering the card Number, the date it Expires, and the Name on the card.

NOTE: Once you click Save, all but the last 4 digits of the credit card number will be hidden. CDM+ will save credit card information so that it does not have to be re-entered each time the card is used.

To create a new Payment Type, simply type the description in the Payment Type field. CDM+ will ask you if you wish to add the type, click OK and the new type is available from the drop list.

NOTE: Payment Type is a required field. If you do not wish to track payment types, create a payment type of “Unknown” and set it to be the default under preferences.

Press Tab again to move the cursor to the Total Amount field.

You may enter Total Amount of the donation in this field. Although this is not required, it does serve to ensure the accuracy of your data entry. If you enter an amount here, you will see a running total of the donation as you enter amounts given to the various Giving Funds. As long as the Total does not agree with the Total Amount , it will display in red. Once the two amounts are in agreement, the Total will display in black.

Total Amount Disagreement If you selected default funds when creating the batch and set your System Preferences to “Automatically load a detail line for each default fund for the selected batch”, those funds will display. Press Tab and enter the breakdown of the donation. Click on the down arrow to select a different one of the default Giving Funds from a drop list. To replace one of the displayed default funds with a different Giving Fund, click on the hand icon and select a fund. To add another Giving Fund to the list, tab through the list until a new line appears, click on the hand icon and select a fund. This fund will now be available from the drop list.
Choose Fund If you did not select default funds when creating the batch and did not set your System Preferences to “Automatically load a detail line for each default fund for the selected batch”, the first Giving Fund in your fund list will display. To choose a different fund, click on the down arrow and select it from the drop list. To add another Giving Fund to the list, tab through the list until a new line appears, click on the down arrow and select a fund.

If a donation is Not Tax Deductible, click the checkbox below the asterisk. (If, when setting up Giving Funds, you specified a fund as Not Tax Deductible this box will already be checked. If this particular donation is tax deductible, uncheck the box.)

You may type any note particular to this donation in the Note field. If you have enabled linking to CDM+ Memorial Gifts on the Contributions Setup window, this field will be named Memorial/Note and you’ll see a magnified document icon. See the Memorial Gifts section of this manual for more information on entering memorial gifts.

If you wish to add any comments related to this entry, place your cursor in the Entry Memo box and type. Click Save to save this contribution entry. If you are in Multi-Add mode, you will be ready to enter the next contribution.

When you are finished entering contributions, click on Finish.

Customize List Display

As you enter each contribution in the batch, it will be added to a list in the top left corner of the Batch Contributions window. To change the type of information shown here, click on the Customize List Display button just below the list.

Choose the columns to display in the list of contributions by clicking on or off the various checkboxes. Click OK when you are finished. Click on Revert to Defaults to return to displaying only the Giving Unit and Amount.

The list of contributions may be sorted by clicking on any of the column headings.

NOTE: Anytime you are entering contributions through Batch Contributions Entry, you may stop (Be sure to Save or click Finish in Multi-Add mode.) and return to finish entering gifts later. Just select the batch and click Add or Multi-Add and resume entering donations.

To edit existing contributions entries, click on Change. To delete an existing entry, highlight it in the Giving Unit list and click on Delete. Click on the Print button to open the Report Setup window for the Daily Report of Giving.