Give donors a donation receipt automatically.
When a person enters an item they should get a receipt they can print out that verifies that the donation was entered. This would serve two purposes. 1) The donor knows the process was successful and 2) They have a receipt to include with the item they donate that serves as a label for the auction staff to know who the item came from and can easily match it up with the online entry. Maybe this is something that would happen after the item is approved? An email could be sent to the donor with the information.
Colleen Wade commented
Auto generation of a "donation" acknowledgement email to donor. Like the thank you note but before donation may be physically received. Just to say thanks, we got your promise of a donation, you will get your thank you donation receipt later. If we use the thank you tab for this, it makes the filtering for issuing donation receipts difficult since thanked = Yes.
Agree, extremely important!