Sponsoring pledges are donations made on behalf of a registrant, guest, or sponsor participating in a sporting event. For example, your organization is holding a walk-a-thon for breast cancer awareness. All proceeds from the walk-a-thon will be donated toward breast cancer research. To participate in the walk-a-thon, each participant must find as many people as possible to donate money for each mile they walk. Sponsoring pledges are only available for sporting events. For more information, refer to the Event Gifts Guide.
 

To enter a sponsoring pledge from the participant record:

  1. From an Event record, select the Participants tab
  2. From the tree view on the left, select Registrants, Guests, or Sponsors
  3. Open the appropriate participant record
  4. On the participant record, select the Sponsoring Pledges tab 
  5. In the first empty row, click in the Constituent Name column to access the binoculars.  Click the binoculars to search for the constituent in your database who is giving a sponsoring pledge for the selected registrant.
  6. In the Pledge Amount column, enter the amount to establish how much the constituent pledged
  7. Press Tab to move out of the row.  A message appears stating a fund is missing.
  8. Click OK.  A gift record for the constituent's pledge appears.  Before the gift record appears, if you receive a message asking if you'd like to apply the gift to anything else, click No.
  9. On the gift record, select a fund and any other information for the gift
  10. Click Save and Close on the gift record
  11. Click Save and close on the participant record
  12. Click Save and Close on the event record


To add sponsoring pledges in Records: 

  1. In Records, add a pledge
  2. Select Gift, Links, Event, Sponsoring Pledge from the menu bar
  3. Click Load Registrations From
  4. Select the participant to sponsor and click Open
  5. Mark the appropriate registration
  6. Click OK


To add sponsoring pledges in Batch: 

  1. On the batch data entry screen, add a gift with the gift type of Pledge
  2. Select Gift, Links, Event, Sponsoring Pledge from the menu bar
  3. Click Load Registrations From
  4. Select the participant to sponsor and click Open
  5. Mark the appropriate registration
  6. Click OK