[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.
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.