You could send Invoices for sponsorships
Currently, sponsorships only show in Invoices after they have been paid. Since sponsorships are more like ticket sales, it would be better to be able to invoice for sponsorships just as you would with ticket purchases.
Being able to invoice a business that has pledged to be a sponsor is essential for us as almost all of our sponsors pay the night of, or after the actual event. We sell corporate-level sponsorships and they are almost always paid for at a later date, although when they pledge prior to the event, we reserve their spot, paid ahead of time or not.
Accounting wise... It would be good to be able to print receivables all in one area is important/critical for accuracy. To be able to send or email a sponsor as a reminder all in one area. Although it's hard to miss a 10K,15K, 25K... sponsorship or donation... In accounting you don't want your receivables in a particular event all over the place.
Hoping that RSA or DP would be able to find a solution on this matter.
This would be very helpful. Especially when certain sponsorships are manually added and not sold as an option online.
David Droll commented
I agree with all the previous respondents. Being able to invoice a business who has committed to be a sponsor and requests an invoice be sent in order for corporate payroll to issue a check.
Emma Gardner commented
Agree with others. This is a critical missing piece and creates some chaos for our organization as we end up having to create sponsorship invoice through QuickBooks, and ultimately end up managing payments in two different places to ensure they don't end up in Donor Perfect duplicated after all is said and done.
As the other commenters said, our sponsors are organizations that need an invoice before they can pay. I can create my own invoice but then it is not part of the RSA system (and ultimately DP after our event closes).
Most companies need to pay from an invoice. I vote for this too.
The majority of sponsorship purchasers are companies that require an invoice in order to process a check. This is a vital item to keep everything in once system & streamlined.