Giving Tab - Pledges Settings
  • 21 Nov 2023
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Giving Tab - Pledges Settings

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New Pledge / Edit Pledge




Select the type of pledge (such as cash, property, stock, in-kind services, etc.). These pledge types can be created and modified by configuring prompts for Slate standard advancement fields. This field is required to save a pledge. 


Allows for the ability to associate an individual pledge with a particular fundraising campaign. Select the appropriate campaign from the list. 


Select the appropriate fund from the list. These are particular accounts where people can donate. All pledges must be associated with a fund. 


Associate the pledge with a potential gift suggested by institutional research and giving history. This will only display if there is an opportunity for the record.


This field displays only if specific appeals have been set up. These are specific outreach efforts, such as a new graduate appeal. 


If selected, the donor's name will not appear in external publications.


Select whether the pledge can be reversed by the donor or if the gift is a contractual or legally binding agreement.


The gift officer to be associated with a solicitation or pledge. This defaults to the current user but can be changed.


Select the date the pledge was made.


Select the status of the pledge. Statuses for gifts, pledges, and planned gifts can be configured when setting up the Slate standard advancement fields. This field is required to record a gift. 


Enter the amount of the pledge. This field is required to save a pledge.


Should the pledge be made with a particular reason, such as In Honor Of or In Memorium, selecting the appropriate prompt will allow the pledge to be connected to a separate existing record within Slate.


Search for a record within Slate for which to associate the occasion reason.

Honoring Other

If honoring an individual not in Slate, enter a free-text honoree name.


This field stores custom, internal notes associated with a gift, pledge, or planned gift.

External ID

This field allows for a unique ID to be assigned to a particular pledge, typically to export to other systems.

Suggested Soft Credits

This field pulls in linked relationship records to easily apply soft credits. Can be defaulted according to how the relationship records are configured. 

Soft Credits

Search active records in Slate and add additional soft credits (non-relationships). 


This field displays advancement materials associated with particular gifts, pledges, or planned gifts (such as copies of checks).  

Configure Installments

Select this option to set up installments.

Start Date Override

By default, the initial installment date will default to the date of the pledge. Inserting a date in this setting will override that date.

Number of Installments

Enter the total number of payments for which the pledge to be fulfilled.

Months Between Installments

Enter the monthly recurrence of the installment (e.g. every month = 1; every other month = 2; twice a year = 6; etc.).

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