Our organization hosted a series of events at one of our community partner's headquarters (a health club) where we solicited donations from their members. The members had the option of donating through their club account, after which the health club cut us a check for the total amount.
The check is from the health club, but the donations come from the individuals. How do I record this in Raiser's Edge? In my and my colleagues' eyes, the health club receives no tax reduction but its individual members who donated do. However, their contribution is tied to the health club's check.
How is crediting done in this situation? I was thinking of hard crediting the donor and listing the health club as the solicitor. The pay method would be "business check" with the check number and date the same across all individual donors. Is this incorrect?
How would you record these gifts?
Thanks, Wayne, I appreciate your response! It makes a lot of sense with your way, since IRS-wise, the health club cut the check.