In Method, a donor is created as a customer in the Contacts App in Method, and synced to QuickBooks accounting as a customer. 

Creating a customer is always the same, it's done via the New Contact screen in the Contacts App. However, we provide different ways to access this screen to better serve whichever workflow process you are comfortable with.

Add a New Donor From the Dashboard

1. Click ⊕ New on your Contacts App.

2. This will take you to the New Contact screen. Select Customer if it is not already selected.

3. Filling in the rest of the details should be pretty straightforward. However, if you need further help, please see our article Create a Customer. When you are done, click Save

4. After you save your new donor, you will be taken to a screen to view them. At the top, you will see the donor's App Ribbons. Note below where it shows Donations? That's how many donations this customer has contributed (which will be none). To add a new Donation for this donor, select the ⊕ New link. 

You can now continue to log your donation. For more information, see our articles on the Donations App.

Add a New Donor While Adding a New Donation

If you are taking a donation, and your donor doesn't exist in Method yet, you can create a new donor at the same time you are adding a new donation.

1. Click ⊕ New on your Donations App, or ⊕ New Donation from the Donations List screen to start creating a new donation. 

2. This opens the New Donation screen. If you open the dropdown via the down arrow ( ▾ ), click the link called New Donor

3. This will take you to the New Contact screen. Select Customer if it is not already selected.

3. Filling in the rest of the details should be pretty straightforward, however if you need further help, please see our article Create a Customer. When you are done, click Save

4. After you save your new donor, you will be taken back to your new donation screen.

You can now continue to log your donation. For more information, see our articles on the Donations App.

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