Most nonprofit organizations serve a segment of the community. In some
nonprofit organizations, people in this community pay dues and become members;
in other organizations they may pay fees for a service and be treated as
clients or customers.
Other nonprofit organizations may have no paying members, but they may have
a group of people who are donors. Donors can include individual contributors or
patrons, corporate sponsors, foundations, and institutions (such as government
agencies or universities) that provide support in the form of cash, assets,
in-kind donations, grants, loans, or program discounts to the nonprofit
In QuickBooks, set up your donors as customers by using the Donors/Grant
(Customer:Job) list. For each donor (customer), you can enter standard
information (such as name, address, and phone numbers),
that you define, and notes about specific conversations and decisions.
If you choose, you can also categorize your donors by
giving them a customer type.
Using customer types will help you track and analyze your donor or your funding
In QuickBooks terminology, Donors and Grants can both be Customers. To add a
donor to your QuickBooks data file, go to the Nonprofit menu and click Donors/Grants (Customer:Job List). You can also set up your donors as Customers and set up grants
associated with those donors as Jobs.
Donors and grants that you set up as Customers or Jobs appear when you
generate a Donors/Grants report or a
Budgets vs. Actual by Donors/Grants report.
additional donor (customer) information
Tracking donors by