We're moving over to CiviCRM. We don't currently use - or actually really plan to use - it for our donations, many of which are just sent as regular bank transfers. I'd like to be able to record these on CiviCRM without entering them manually, but can't see a way to do this - any thoughts?
If you are not processing the contributions directly through CiviCRM, then there is no way to create what Civi refers to as a recurring donation. There are, however other options:
- Import contributions received on a periodic (e.g. monthly) basis
- Have a programmer develop an interface with whatever system you are using to process the donations to feed the information into CiviCRM
If you tell me the name of the system you are using for payment processing, I can let you know if an extension exists for it.