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The Pledge Gift Comparison report prints a comparison of gifts and/or pledges over two different years (or the same year).

 To customize and print the Pledge Gift Comparison
  1. Under Searches and Reports, click the Reports tab.
  2. Select Contributions Reports from the drop-down list and click Go .
  3. Under Contributions in the upper sidebar, expand Statistics.
  4. Select Pledge Gift Comparison and click Customize.
  5. On the Report Options tab, select each option you want to include
  6. Under Set Columns, select the date ranges and type of data to display on the report, then click Preview.
  7. When the report displays, click Print.

The body of the report contains the following column headings:

Heading

Description

Envelope #

The contributor's envelope number.

Name

The name of the individual (or couple if it is a combined record).

Amount 1

The totals for the first amount selected when setting up the report. This can be either gift or pledge totals for a selected year. Gift totals do not include prepayments.

Amount 2

The totals for the second amount selected when setting up the report. This can be either gift or pledge totals for a selected year. Gift totals do not include prepayments.

Difference

The difference between amounts 1 and 2. (Amount 2 - Amount 1).

Percent Change

The percent increase or decrease between Amount 1 and Amount 2.

Status

A description of the change (if any). The status can be Increase, Decrease, New, Stopped, or Both Zero.



Additionally, a summary page is included at the end of the report. This page summarizes the following elements:

Element

Description

Both Years Zero

Number of contributors with $0.00 for both Amount 1 and Amount 2.

New

Number of contributors for whom Amount 1 is $0.00 and Amount 2 is greater than $0.00.

Decrease

Number of contributors for whom Amount 2 is less than Amount 1.

Increase

Number of contributors for whom Amount 2 is greater than Amount 1, and Amount 1 is not $0.00.

No Change

Number of contributors with the same amount for both Amount 1 and Amount 2 (other than $0.00).

Stopped

Number of contributors for whom Amount 1 is greater than $0.00 and Amount 2 is $0.00.

Lowest Amount

The lowest single dollar amount (other than $0.00) listed under Amount 1 and Amount 2.

Highest Amount

The greatest single dollar amount listed under Amount 1 and Amount 2.

Total Number with Amounts

The total number of contributors with amounts greater than $0.00 listed under Amount 1 and Amount 2.

Average Amount

The average amount per contributor listed under Amount 1 and Amount 2. This is total amount divided by the total number of nonzero contributors.

Weekly Average

The average amount given to the church per week for Amount 1 and Amount 2. This is the total amount divided by the number of weeks in the year (52 or 53).