Hiding Gifting information

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Is there a way to hide the fact that my friends have given gifts so that they cannot see who has given and who has not?
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Janis Knopp Reidlinger

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Harbor School Method

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I need this info as well. I didn't realize it would do that!
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Gretchen Knowlton

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Good question!
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Hi guys,

Thanks for your question Janis. We've just had a chat about this in the office - to be honest it's not a function we envisaged people would want - we assumed contributors would want to be included on the Gift Page so that the recipient knew who their gift was from. Also that seeing which of your friends had contributed would encourage you to contribute, making the process better for everyone...

But perhaps we're mistaken? I wondered if you could help us understand why you'd be keen to have this feature? Maybe for more traditional fund-raising rather than a group gift?

We'd love to have your further input if you have a moment.

Many thanks,
Tessa
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Claire Tong

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Hi Tessa,

I'm considering setting up a page but wondered if contributors could hide their donation amount... is this possible?

I think it'd be nice to see who has contributed but it might make people feel awkward if they know who has paid what and that I could see how much they've spent. In fundraising it works well because its less personal, people know the deal and a little pressure can be a good thing. But gift giving shouldn't be uncomfortable... if people grab a bargain for a regular gift, they don't leave the price label on so you know how much or little they've spent.

This website is a great idea, but needs to offer something more than you'd get by asking for and receiving cash or cheque in a card.... I think the option to hide the amount would do it, as money giving is always a bit awkward. Sorry if this is already a feature.... I just couldn't find it out in the FAQs.

Ooh, and what about a feature where contributors could go on the website at any time but the transaction is held until a specific date (ie birthday or wedding). That way, the receiver doesn't get the money in dribs and drabs and it'd be then impossible to work out how much people had paid (if its done immediately, the receiver could work it out by the running total if they were sly enough). Eventually, you could offer a paid option to the contributors to post a range of cards that say "I paid into your shareagift fund" or something like that. Okay, imagination is getting the best of me....

I hope that a fraction of all my wittering on is helpful!

Claire
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Yes, please disable this. In my situation, my parents are divorced and it's created some really awkward tension that one has given more than the other.

I really really want it to stop emailing people. It's embarrassing and now I feel like I can't take it down because people have donated. how awful.