Currently we do not offer an option for automatically recurring donations to the Endowment. At least one donor -- CID 28491331 -- has been able to do this, however. Could we review and correct how this loophole was possible?
Please pardon me. I should have been more precise. We don't want to lose
this donor by cancelling his contributions. Rather, we simply want to
review and close this loophole to avoid other possibilities of
@MBeat33, as this is looked into, is there an inconspicuous way to *uncancel* his
recurring gifts -- or at least his recurring gift to the Annual Fund, which
isn't problematic at all?
*Enloe Wilson (he/him) *
Principal Endowment Development Manager
Wikimedia Foundation https://wikimediafoundation.org/
@DStrine Here is most of what you'd want to know about these recurring endow donors:
select * from analytics.all_donations_cube where contribution_recur_id is not null and financial_type = 'Endowment Gift';
I've added the raw output to the Recurring Donations Yesterday dash & you can query it directly in the SQL Lab editor in Superset if that's easier than terminal. It looks like a number of people started a donation via an Endowment source and the recurring donation was converted to cash (ie to the AF), but some some donations continue as Endowment recurrings. Most originate via 'Wasytogive'.
I just noticed a new recurring endowment donation come in from today's appeal. CID 6625822. He used to have a recurring AF donation that he ended in June 2019. Not sure how he set up this one for Endowment. It is fine to just leave this be (no need to cancel the gift), but I'm alerting you just as an FYI since we have a thread on this.
Thanks @AParker! The only way I can think of this happening is that the user has edited the URL on their own. As we saw in the standup today, people do this as jokes or to get a certain user experience. This would be very hard to block. We may not have time to investigate this more in December but this is on my radar.