How do I know who the contributor is when I receive a check with two names on it?

Unless one of the individuals states that the contribution is only from him or her, you will split the contribution between the individuals. ORCA allows you to create "couples," so you only need to enter the contribution once and the software will split it on the C-3 for you. Each individual is entered in the system with address, occupation, employer, etc. and is also linked to the "couple name."

To enter a contribution from a couple, first click the Contribution function, such as Monetary Contribution. Click on contributor name and select the couple contact, or if you don’t have a contact for them, scroll to the bottom of the contact list and click Create New Contact.

Choose couple as the contact type and click OK. Enter the contact name as: George and Kay Jones or George & Kay Jones (The "Couple" name must be different than either of the Individual names). You may enter two individuals with different last names, for example, George Jones & Kay Smith. Contact one and contact two must be the two people in the couple.

Use Create New Contact to create a contact for a person in the couple, if one or both of the two people are not already in your contact list.

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