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Author: Kristenson, Joel
Last Updated: 2016-11-15
This article walks through the steps to remove an “event” from the drop-down list when entering donations:
This is common if you track the source of donations in your database, and have a lengthy event drop-down list. The event will still be in your database, but it won’t clutter up your drop-down menu if you don’t need to use it anymore.
Tip: Learn how to add an ‘event’ to the drop-down menu when adding contributions. In Trail Blazer events = the source of a donation, whether it’s a fundraising drive, capital campaign, physical fundraiser, or a direct mail campaign. The allocation fund = where the money is going too.
Navigate to the Events list. Requires appropriate security clearance.
Check the box for Event tracks contributions and click [Search]. This will pull up all events that are currently in the drop-down menu, in my example there were 20.
Click on any of the blue hyperlinks to open the event record that you want to remove from the drop-down menu when entering donations. In my example I opened the 2012 – Capital Campaign event with ID 1.
Uncheck the box in the upper-left that says ‘Enable assignment of contributions and expenses’ and then click [Save and Close].
The next time you enter a donation the event should no longer display in the drop-down list. My example is below where the 2012 Capital Campaign event is no longer an option.
The related resources below link to a variety of other articles and videos similar to this topic.
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Article: How to use the Event Contribution Total Merge-Field in a Mass Email to Thank Attendees for the Total Amount they Gave at a Specific Event – 2016 Upgrade
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