[Donor Management System] Understanding Individuals, Organizations & Households

Types of Contacts in the DMS





There are three different Types of Contacts in the DMS:

  • (1) Individuals,
  • (2) Households, and
  • (3) Organizations.

Different Contact Types are important to properly categorise your Contact list and to enable Relationships between them.

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Differences between Contact Types

Individuals: A single person or donor.

  • Example: Michael Scott.

Households: A group of individuals of the same family or household.

  • Example: Michael Scott and Holly Scott are partners and are part of the Scott Family Household.

Organizations: Any public / private organization or company that contains Individuals associated with them.

  • Example: Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Inc.

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