Donors can be added to your database through online giving, cash or check information, or by an Admin.
1. Give Online
If they've joined a group or registered for an event, encourage them to use the same email address they used for that. If, however, they created an additional profile, you can merge them.
2. Give by Check or Cash
When a donor gives by check or cash, their donation will be processed in a batch. A counter enters the donor's name to add the donation to the batch. If there's a match in your database, the donation will be added to that record; if there's no match, the counter can add the person by selecting Create a new person.
Add all available information to keep from creating duplicate donors.
3. Add Manually
If an Admin needs to set up information on behalf of the donor, they can add the person to the database from the People tab.
Type the name of the person to add then select Create a new person to add information about that person.
From the person's profile page, an Admin can set up payment methods on behalf of the donor.
If you find duplicates in your account, merge them in People. Merging two people records will combine the donation history and payment methods of those two people.
If donors were created when administrators were testing the application, refund the donations then delete them in People. All their information will be deleted, and it cannot be recovered, so only delete test accounts.
Once the test accounts are deleted, you'll see them in the Donations List with (Deleted) next to their names.
If a donation has been assigned to the wrong donor, it's easy to reassign the donation to a different donor.