A constituent is required to enter a gift.

However for stray, anonymous, one-off, and other odd/random gifts, consider creating one "Anonymous" or a "catch-all" constituent record on which to enter these gifts:
  • Use an organization record instead of an individual so the Deceased filter does not omit revenue on this record in queries, reports, etc.
  • Add the appropriate solicit codes so the record does not appear in mailings, etc. but will still show in reports.
  • When entering gifts, be sure to mark them appropriately (such as Acknowledge and/or Receipt fields) so acknowledgements/receipts do not generate if that is not desired.

Note: Please consult the appropriate financial resources (accountant, auditor, etc.) for additional guidance regarding your specific gift scenario.