Fund-a-Need

Many auctions hold a Fund-a-Need section where bidders can bid to donate money to either specific projects or more generally.

This is handled in Auctria by creating Donation Items.  There are two ways you can do this:

Single Donation Item

Create a Single Donation Item, with a title Fund-a-Need (or however your organization prefers to label it), and set the type to donation but leave the value blank.  If you want you can set the Item# to something easy to remember, for example NEED rather than using a normal number.

When you record donations against this item you will need to select the bidder and enter the amount of the donation.

For more details on recording donations see Record a Donation

 

Multiple Donation Items

 

If you accept donations for certain levels only, say $100, $500, $1,000 then you can choose to create three donation items, which suitable titles and the value set to the $ value of the donation.  You may also want to use meaningful item numbers, for example NEED500.

 

The advantage of this approach is that the amount will automatically be populated when you select to record a donation against the NEED500 item (for example).

 

However, it doesn't scale well if you have a lot of different levels

 

Blank Donations

 

Finally, you can skip having a donation item at all, and just record the donations directly off the Donation tab of the Record bid, purchase, or donation page and leave the item row empty.

 

These will appear on Bidder Statements as cash donations.