how to a missionary as donor from your Ward?

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how to a missionary as donor from your Ward?

Postby LarsMalungahu » Sat May 14, 2016 10:04 pm

I have been recently called as the ward Clerk. I just went through viewing the donor informations and it appears that some of the Elders from a while back appears to be "Non-member" as Type in the "Add and Update donors" Category. Is it supposed to show up like that for Elders especially not from your own ward? and i want to know exactly how to add them properly as donors from our ward as they pay their fast offering every fast sunday.

Help please! :) I don't know if i have been taught the right way by the previous ward Clerk. Other than that i am fine with the rest about MLS and being a Clerk.

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Re: how to a missionary as donor from your Ward?

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 15, 2016 2:29 pm

In the past it wasn't possible to associate a membership record number with a donor record for donors who aren't members of your ward, so they had to be recorded as non-members. Now, it is possible. Associating the donor record with the membership record allows the member (or missionary) to see their donations connected with their LDS Account at LDS.org/donations (in places where the tool is available).
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Re: how to a missionary as donor from your Ward?

Postby russellhltn » Sun May 15, 2016 2:33 pm

I'm probably thinking of year-end declarations, but I thought there was a category for "member of another ward". But if the elder didn't write down his MRN on the donation slip, your options may be limited.
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Re: how to a missionary as donor from your Ward?

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 15, 2016 2:36 pm

You're probably right. My experience with the finance side of clerking is limited.
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Re: how to a missionary as donor from your Ward?

Postby drepouille » Mon May 16, 2016 5:16 am

A new missionary transferred into our ward a couple weeks ago. He donated cash for fast offering, and he wrote his MRN on the donation slip. When I entered the donation, I entered Elder Smith and his MRN. A week later, I received a correction message that adjusted Elder Smith to his full name. I thought that was amazing.
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Re: how to a missionary as donor from your Ward?

Postby LarsMalungahu » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:23 pm

Thank you so much. This made things a bit clear to me on how to deal with this situation. Sorry that i didn't double check my question if it made things complicated for you.


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