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How to Remove an 'Event' from the Drop-Down List when Entering Donations

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Author: Kristenson, Joel

Last Updated: 2016-11-15


This article walks through the steps to remove an “event” from the drop-down list when entering donations:

This is common if you track the source of donations in your database, and have a lengthy event drop-down list.  The event will still be in your database, but it won’t clutter up your drop-down menu if you don’t need to use it anymore. Learn how to add an ‘event’ to the drop-down menu when adding contributions.  In Trail Blazer events = the source of a donation, whether it’s a fundraising drive, capital campaign, physical fundraiser, or a direct mail campaign.  The allocation fund = where the money is going too.


Navigate to the Events list.  Requires appropriate security clearance.

Check the box for Event tracks contributions and click [Search].  This will pull up all events that are currently in the drop-down menu, in my example there were 20.

Click on any of the blue hyperlinks to open the event record that you want to remove from the drop-down menu when entering donationsIn my example I opened the 2012 – Capital Campaign event with ID 1.

Uncheck the box in the upper-left that says ‘Enable assignment of contributions and expenses’ and then click [Save and Close].

The next time you enter a donation the event should no longer display in the drop-down list.  My example is below where the 2012 Capital Campaign event is no longer an option.

The related resources below link to a variety of other articles and videos similar to this topic.

Related Resources

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