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Donation Items Workaround?

  • 1.  Donation Items Workaround?

    Posted 02-13-2020 09:28
    Hi everyone - 

    Since Flex won't be able to collect donations until Q2 (optional items feature), I'm wondering if anyone has discovered a workaround?

    Thanks!
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  • 2.  RE: Donation Items Workaround?

    Posted 02-13-2020 12:24
    Edited by James Rose 02-14-2020 11:46
    Hello Caroline,

    The work around we fund until optional item is available  is make each donation a session and put them into a session group. Your donations could be any amounts and you can style as you choose. Here is an example we use in one of our templates as reference. 


    work around for taking donations


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    James Rose | Senior Web Developer and Content Management
    Digital Infrastructure, Implementation, Strategy, and Support
    Office of University Development | University of Michigan
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  • 3.  RE: Donation Items Workaround?

    Posted 02-14-2020 08:20
    Edited by Caroline Livingston 02-14-2020 08:21
    Great idea, thanks for sharing!





  • 4.  RE: Donation Items Workaround?

    Posted 10-20-2020 08:01
    Hi James,

    We've now got a donation option in Flex but have also used the sessions as you have for set donation amounts. Do you have any tips on ordering them so they are sequential?
    Session donations
    Thank you,

    Jade


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    Jade Horrigan
    Event Planner
    Griffith University
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  • 5.  RE: Donation Items Workaround?

    Posted 10-20-2020 09:11
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    Hello Jade,

    Now the donation option is available in FLEX life has been much easier for some of our SCUs (school, colleges & units) for take their donations. 

    To set the order as if from lowest to highest or any order you would like. In the session there is a Custom Field tab for time & order and you can use those to organize the sessions. Next, go to site designer, sessions,  under sort & filter options there is also "order sessions by:" and I set those by first Start Date and Time (custom field). 

    Hopefully that help!

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    James Rose | Senior Web Developer and Content Management
    Digital Infrastructure
    Office of University Development | University of Michigan
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