Donate to a Scholarship

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If you are sending people to a missions trip, camp, or other events and want to allow people to donate to a general fund for the trip, you can set up a scholarship fund in Giving and add the direct link to that fund in the description and confirmation emails for the Registrations signup. Then, adjust the scholarship fund balance in Registrations as donations come into Giving to keep the amount accurate.

Caution

If someone wants to apply the donations to a specific person, the donation won't be tax-deductible and cannot be collected through the Giving fund. The administrator or manager must apply the payment directly to the attendee's registration.

1. Create a Fund

From Giving, create a fund to contain all the donations for the signup.

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2. Add a Link to the Signup Description

Put the fund's direct link in the event's description to allow people to donate.

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When someone clicks that link, they'll go to the Giving page with the designated fund auto-filled.

Tip

Include the fund's direct ink in a custom confirmation email as well to give people more opportunity to see it.

3. Adjust the Scholarship Amount

As donations come in, add them to the overall scholarship amount to apply scholarships to attendee registrations.

In Giving, filter the By Donation report by "Fund" to find the total donated to that fund and create a scholarship with that amount.

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As more donations come in, select the scholarship amount in Registrations and change the amount to the total reflected in the fund.

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Toward the end of fundraising, divide the donations as needed by applying scholarship funds to individual registrations.

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