Salsa Highlight: Now capturing more recurring donations dataSubmitted by Jason Thu Aug 18 2011 12:37:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)
It's the "Salsa Weekly Highlight," your quick hit on what's new in Salsa to help get the most out of your online program. As always, you can find plenty more news, updates, and conversation throughout the week on SalsaCommons.org.
We've recently tweaked the database to capture more information when your donors submit recurring donations -- those all-important automated, ongoing donations.
Recurring Donation entries now capture three important data fields that they didn't get before:
- donate_page_KEY, the origin page of the recurring donation
- cc_type such as "visa" or "mastercard"
- Credit_Card_Expiration, the MM/YY expiration date of the card the gift was charged to
That last one -- the card's expiration date -- can be especially handy as a first checkpoint when recurring gifts start to fail. Or even better, as a reporting field to give yourself advance warning a couple months before gifts fail so the donor can be asked to authorize a new one!
As always, we're interested in your thoughts. Shoot us an email at feedback at salsalabs dot com, or just post your comments to SalsaCommons.org.