Tracking Anonymous Donations

Overview

This article explains how to track anonymous donations entered into your Kindful database.

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When You Might Need to Enter One

You may have times when you receive a truly anonymous donation to your organization. You may also have a time when someone gives to you, but wants it to be fully anonymous as well. It is important to consider the tax implications of these gifts, but, we do know that there will be times when this can happen. Use your judgement and consult a tax professional when determining whether or not to enter a donation that is fully anonymous. 


How To Enter

Entering these meaningfully will need to be done carefully and intentionally. You will need to consider a handful of items, such as:

  • Will all anonymous donations be tracked to one contact record?
  • Will anonymous donations be tracked to unique contact records?

If the donations will be tracked in one contact, you can setup an Anonymous contact record in Kindful. You can track all donations and other activities in this profile. There is no reason to have an email address on this record, but if you choose to, we recommend something like this (exactly): anonymousdonor@mailinator.com. This is a test-based domain (mailinator.com) that will not send out real emails.

If you choose to use separate contact records for anonymous donations and wish to add an email address, be sure to vary the email address from one contact record to the next. For example, anonymousdonor@mailinator.com, anonymousdonor2@mailinator.comanonymousdonor3@mailinator.com, and so on.

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Still have questions?

Feel free to send our support team an email, or you can call the phone number found in the lower left hand corner of your Kindful Admin account to speak to a team member. 

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