When processing transaction in the Blackbaud Sphere Connector, they are unable to be batch processed because the user receives the following message: "Processing X transactions Failed. Donation has designation information that must linked to existing fund records".
This error shows because the donations are not linked to a fund.
To process the existing transactions, manually map the fund. To prevent this issue from recurring, confirm the fund is created in both databases, the initiative in Sphere has the correct fund listed on its Properties, and the funds are mapped through the Connector Sync page.