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  • 1.  Donations on Cvent and Your School's Gift office

    Posted 12-22-2023 15:14

    Hi all,

    I was wondering how your gifts office or finance handles gifts made via Cvent? Also, do you have any restrictions on gifts made via Cvent (i.e. they can only be made via Donation Items and not via Admission Items)?

    Brett Ackerman
    Communications Manager, Alumni Communications
    NYU - University Development and Alumni RelationsUnited States

  • 2.  RE: Donations on Cvent and Your School's Gift office

    Posted 01-02-2024 08:56


    Happy New Year.

    Our Office of Development-related events do have gift portions related to either a fee or as an additional donation option. For the events with optional donations, we utilize the Optional Item and choose the donation choice. A couple of stipulations we have are the following: we note this is a Non-Refundable Gift, the fund name and number are included, and the description of how/where the funds will be used.

    For the events with a gift with premium events (buy a ticket and a portion of the price is a gift) we either put in the two general ledge codes into the fee or if the percentage does work with the fee/gift we use the tax to designate the gift portion. 

    If you have anymore questions feel free to reach out.

    James Rose | Senior Web Developer and Platform/Product Manager
    Digital Infrastructure
    Office of University Development | University of Michigan

  • 3.  RE: Donations on Cvent and Your School's Gift office

    Posted 04-11-2024 23:24

    Hi there,

    Similar to James, we use the "Optional Items" field and let attendees choose their area for donation, which we do try to limit to only 2-3 options. Our biggest chanllenge has been with providing gift receipts after processing, as the delay in financial reporting from Cvent back to our institution, and then through our gift processing services, means that the gifts aren't booked until at least 45-60 days after the Cvent transaction. Very few people are seeking a gift receipt when they give a donation through Cvent, but for those who are, this delay can seem inappropriate.

    Cate Liverman
    Director- Constituent Relations
    UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School FoundationUnited States