1. Create a gift query filtered on Gift Information, Date Added less than [specific date]. For the date value, estimate when the earliest gift may have been added. Or if you are unsure, you may omit any criteria to include all gifts in the database.
  2. On the Output tab, include Gift Information, Date Added.
  3. On the Sort tab, sort by Gift Information, Date Added ascending.
  4. Run the query. The first row will include the first date a donation was added to the database (omitting any gifts that were since deleted).