How a Donor Gives an Initial Deposit on a Pledge


This article provides steps for a Donor to give an initial deposit on a Pledge.

A Donor has the option to give an initial installment (deposit) when creating a Pledge.  The amount and the date can be specified and must be scheduled to process in the future.  The initial deposit will reduce the balance on the Pledge.  

These steps allow a Donor to give an initial deposit on a Pledge that is different than a recurring gift to kick off the Pledge.

1. On the site from Funds click on the desired Fund.

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2. Set up amount, frequency, start and end dates. (Note the Pledge information entered is also populated in the right corner of the screen.)

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3. On the Pledge Setup Form note the section titled Initial Deposit and the box titled Give a deposit toward your pledge. This allows an initial deposit to be made on the Pledge.

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3. Check that box if it is desired to give an initial deposit toward the Pledge.
4. Enter the Deposit Amount. (It cannot be more than the Pledge amount.)
5. Enter the Deposit Date. (The deposit date must be on or prior to the first installment date.)

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6. Click Continue to process. 

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7. Select an existing Payment Method or Add a new Payment Method.

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8. Click Complete to process.

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Note* The Pledge amount does not divide into equal installments. The last installment amount will be adjusted based on the remaining Pledge balance.

 If the deposit was scheduled in the future it will display in the Upcoming Gifts card under My Gifts

From Gifts the new deposit can be viewed.

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 Once the deposit has processed it will display in the Transaction History card with the rest of the gift transactions.

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