Non-Gift Transactions for donations
Refunds, CLATs, and payments are not considered gifts in the accounting world. Need to be able to distinguish between Gifts and Non-gifts and the non-gift account number should be blank to be filled in instead of using a default number. Non-gifts should not be considered Gifts in donation reporting. FIMS had this feature and in CSuite there are too many steps to re-categorize these transactions.
Responding to Brian: We have some funds that have fundraisers where we receive all the checks. The checks have an amount that is a true gift with the remainder being a non-gift. Being able to have the ability to separate them in one process would be highly valuable rather than making each check a two separate processes.
Stacy Robinson commented
This would be extremely helpful. The nongift process seems very tedious in comparison with FIMS.
Amy Royal commented
Bryan - too much of a workaround. Basically I just do an JE after the gift is posted...........
Taylor Milbradt commented
Yes, Bryan, that would be helpful!
Deb Pfledderer commented
Accounts Receivable is not really a word used very much in the Foundation world in my opinion. Gifts and non-gifts are both money into a fund. The non-gift really just means that the donor received something in return for the donation. We have so many gifts/payments that are both gifts and non-gifts together in one that it would be very helpful to streamline the process.
FIMS only has gifts as an entry method, so non-gift amount was recorded as a separate line on a gift whereas CSuite has a separate AR module, so gifts should be in donations and non-gifts should be in AR. It creates a cleaner separation in reporting as donations (gifts) are always gifts and there is no need to filter non-gifts out.
The process in CSuite goes like this.
1. Make a donor a customer in profile (only one time - not needed for every invoice)
2. Go into customers, find the donor and create an invoice.
3. Post the invoice.
4. Create a payment.
5. Apply the payment to the invoice and post.
But that is a lot more steps than taking a donation. Would it be useful to have a streamlined non-gift entry within the AR module that would combine those steps?