When committing a gift batch in The Raiser's Edge, a user may receive an exception: Overpayment of Pledge.
This error may occur when Automatically Apply Gifts to Pledges is selected. Choosing the commit option "Automatically Apply Gifts to Pledges" applies all Cash gifts in the Batch to existing pledges on the constituent records. Thus, gifts that were not intended to be payments to pledges may be applied to pledges.
If you do not want the gift to pay on a pledge or recurring gift, unmark the commit option to Automatically apply gift to pledges and recurring gifts.
If you want the gift to apply on a pledge, confirm the same fund is listed for payment as in the original pledge and select additional option Apply by fund. Preferred method of entry: Indicate pledge to which payment should be applied manually within the batch.