Posting in Detail:

Each and every transaction (both the debit and credits) will post as an individual transaction to the General Ledger according to the specific date, etc on each transaction. In the wrepost.csv file (or whatever you named it) all gifts will be listed separately.

Note: We recommend posting in detail. Reports can be run later to summarize the information, but when posting in summary, detail only available by running the Batch Reconciliation reports for the posted batches.

Posting in Summary:

Summary totals are accumulated for each gift type for each fund. Summary totals are also kept for deleted gifts by gift type for each fund. The journal reference for summary transactions is comprised of The Raisers Edge fund description followed by the appropriate gift type. Note that for deleted gifts and pledges, DEL is added to the end of the GL journal reference. In the wrepost.csv file all gifts are summarized by account number and then in a secondary sort by the selected Summarized By choice as listed below: 

  • Summary by Gift Post Date posts all gifts based on the date specified in the Post Date field on the gift record. Posting/Pre-posting report will have column heading of Summary Date rather than Post Date.
  • Summary by GL Fiscal Period posts all gifts with a post date during an open fiscal period. Posting/Pre-posting report will have column heading of Summary Date rather than Post Date, and date displayed will be last date of fiscal year.
  • Summarize by Month summarizes gifts for each month.
    Posting/Pre-posting report will have column heading of Summary Date rather than Post Date, and dates displayed will be last date of month.
  • Summarize by Quarter summarizes gifts for each quarter. Quarters are assumed based on when your Fiscal Year ends as defined in Configuration. Thus if the fiscal year ends in October, gifts posted from Nov. 1 to Jan 31 are in the first quarter. Posting/Pre-posting report will have column heading of Summary Date rather than Post Date, and dates displayed will be last date of quarter.
    If the User has Blackbaud's General Ledger then a quarter is 3 Fiscal Periods. 
  • Summary by Specific Date posts all gifts on the specified date. Posting/Pre-posting report will have column heading of Summary Date rather than Post Date, and date displayed will be specified date.

Also refer to What are the differences in posting a batch and posting to General Ledger? (BB142)