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Configuring Letter Merge Fields

Within certain Merge Fields, Greater Giving Online allows you to further configure the Field. This is most commonly done for list types, where there may be multiple items that meet the Merge Field specifications, and you wish to specify how they appear. These Configurations are all accessed while drafting a Letter or Email. Below we will list the Configurations available and some options for them.

{DonorItems} Configurations:

Donor Items have additional options being Sentences or Bullet List, Collated (if multiple donations of the same Item apply), and Include Only Un-Thanked Items. {DonorItems} specific Merge Fields are as follows:

Item Name = {DonorItemsName}
The name of the Item.

Item Value = {DonorItemsDonatedValue}
Item’s value.

Item Cost = {DonorItemsCost}
Item’s cost.

Item Date Received = {DonorItemsDateReceived}
Item’s date received.

Item Purchaser = {DonorItemsPurchasers}
The names of the person or people that purchased the package that this item was a part of.

Item Description = {DonorItemsDescription}
Item’s description, possibly with HTML formatting.

Item Description Stripped = {DonorItemsDescriptionStripped}
Item’s description, stripped of HTML formatting.

Item Restrictions = {DonorItemsRestriction}
Item’s restrictions, possibly with HTML formatting.

Item Restrictions Stripped = {DonorItemsRestrictionStripped}
Item’s restrictions, stripped of HTML formatting.

{AllPurchasedPackages} Configurations:

All Purchased Packages is similar to {DonorItems} in that there are additional options for Sentence or Bullet List, Collated (if multiple of the same package was purchased), and Include Only Un-Thanked Sales. {AllPurchasedPackages} specific Merge Fields are as follows:

Package Name = {PurchasedPackageName}
Package’s name.

Package Number = {PurchasedPackageNumber}
Package’s number.

Package Value = {PurchasedPackagePurchasedValue}
Package’s value.

Package Type = {PurchasedPackageTypeName}
Package's type.

Sale Price = {PurchasedPackagePrice}
Package's sale price.

Tax Charged = {PurchasedPackageTax}
Package's tax charged.

Convenience Fee = {PurchasedPackageConvFee}
Package's convenience fee (if any).

Sale Total = {PurchasedPackageTotal}
Package's sale total.

Quantity = {PurchasedPackageQuantity}
Package's total number purchased.

Paid = {PurchasedPackagePaid} 
The amount the Support paid.

Tax Deductible Amount = {PurchasedPackageTaxDeductibleAmount}
Package’s sale price minus the package’s value. If the package's value is greater than the package's sale price, the tax deductible amount appears as $0. If the package's value is not known, the tax deductible amount appears as "Tax deductible amount not yet determined."
Tax laws vary from state to state, so we recommend consulting a tax advisor for specific advice regarding tax deductions.

Description = {PurchasedPackageDescription}
Package’s description, possibly with HTML formatting.

Restrictions = {PurchasedPackageRestriction}
Package’s restrictions, possibly with HTML formatting.

Description Stripped = {PurchasedPackageDescriptionStripped}
Package’s description, stripped of HTML formatting.

Restrictions Stripped = {PurchasedPackageRestrictionStripped}
Package’s restrictions, stripped of HTML formatting.

{StaffItemsList} Configurations:

Staff Items List is a configurable field specifically directed towards informing your Staff of all the Items they successfully solicited. You have additional options for Sentences or Bullet List, Collating (if multiple of the same Item was solicited), and Include Only Un-Thanked Items. {StaffItemsList} specific Merge Fields are as follows:

Item Name = {StaffItemsName}
Item’s Name.

Item Value = {StaffItemsSolicitedValue}
Item’s Value.

Item Date Received = {StaffItemsDateReceived}
Item’s Date Received.

Item Description = {StaffItemsDescription}
Item’s description, possibly with HTML formatting.

Item Restriction = {StaffItemsRestriction}
Item’s restrictions, possibly with HTML formatting.

Item Description Stripped = {StaffItemsDescriptionStripped}
Item’s description, stripped of HTML formatting.

Item Restriction Stripped = {StaffItemsRestrictionStripped}
Item’s restrictions, stripped of HTML formatting.


{Payments} Configurations:

The Payments Configuration is very simple and straightforward. You have the options to list the Payments as a Sentence, or as a Bullet List. Within {Payments} there are only two specific Merge Fields:

Payment Amount = {PaymentAmount}
Payment’s amount.

Payment Date = {PaymentDate}
Payment’s date.

{InformalSalutation} Configurations:

Note that these Merge Fields do not contain any additional Merge Field choices, but instead determine how these Merge Fields appear when used. Your only options here are Sentences or Bulleted List.

 


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