Raiser's Edge tracks recurring gifts and pledges as two different gift types. There is no gift type of 'recurring gift payment' that can be applied to a pledge or other gift. The actual process of applying a gift to a recurring gift makes it a recurring gift payment, just as the process of applying a gift to a pledge makes it a pledge payment. For example, when a cash gift is applied to a recurring gift, the gift type of the cash gift is converted to recurring gift pay-cash. When a cash gift is applied to a pledge, it becomes pay-cash.