Buy Now Give Now Helpful Tips for Moving to the new School Session

Why is it important to transition our Buy Now Give Now Items and Groups to the new school session? 
  • Buy Now Give Now pages do not have an ‘expiration date’ and will remain available for purchases or donations until the link is removed.
  • Revenue for any active item is linked to the school session in which it was created, and will continue to appear in data reports and remittances for that school session.  It’s important to transition  
    Buy Now Give Now Items before the close of the school session. 
  • The new school session is the perfect opportunity to update the names, amounts, cost and images for each item and group.  

If you still want the same ITEMS and GROUPS available to your visitors in the new school session:  
  1. From the Manage Items page for the current session, choose Export to File. The Excel file lists all the original details for each Item. 
  2.  Access the Buy Now Give Now function in the new school session and in the Manage Items section, click Add New Item. Using the Excel list for reference, you can now add all your items (note that Item and Group names can be reused from the prior session).  Create Groups as desired and replace the links when ready. 
  3. Return to the current session and choose Remove to de-activate the existing  Group.  Remember this will take effect immediately. 
If you want to make some changes to your ITEMS and GROUPS in the new school session:  
  1. From the Manage Items page for the current session, choose Export to File.  The Excel file lists all the original details for each Item.  
  2.  Access the Buy Now Give Now function in the new school session and in the Manage Items section, click Add New Item. Using the Excel list for reference, and making any updates,  you can now add all your items (note that Item and Group names can be reused from the prior session).  Create Groups as desired and replace the links when ready.
  3. Return to the current session and choose Remove to de-activate the existing  Group.  Remember this will take effect immediately. 
If you don’t need to keep any of the current ITEMS or GROUPS in the new school session: 
  1. Remove the link(s) from the school website(s) when ready before the close of the school session.  From Manage Groups, choose Remove to de-activate the existing Group.  Remember this will take effect immediately. 

 
  BNGN Helpful Tips for Transitioning.pdf

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