Cash donation with no name

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Cash donation with no name

Postby pauldavidglenn » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:10 pm

What do you do when you have a cash donation with no name and no donation slip. Announcements have been made but nobody claimed to make the donation after three months.

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Postby davesudweeks » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:44 pm

Has not happened recently in our ward, but in years past; we had someone who wrote "anonymous" on the donation slip, included cash only, and marked it for Tithing. We generated an MLS financial record for this donor (this was pre-CUBS).

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Postby jdlessley » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:55 am

Take a look at this thread. You may just need to create an "Anonymous" donor record and apply the donation to the tithing category. With tithing settlement the bishop can make inquiries. If no one coming to tithing settlement claims the donation then there is not much else to be done.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Postby gregwanderson » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:02 am

I think of it this way: If anything arrived in the clerks' office in a gray envelope then it's a donation. We must include it in the deposit (because we can't "store" donations in the office). So you process it as a donation from a donor called "Unknown." And if you don't know which category to use then you make it a tithing donation. (These instructions are in the wiki.) Later, if you find out who the donor really is or what the category was really supposed to be then it's extremely easy to correct that in MLS. Meanwhile, the money is safely sitting in the bank.

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