# Active and Inactive Donors
Donors are stored per organization, not per auction. Meaning, all donors are available to every auction you host, there is no need to copy donor fields from one auction to another
When you create a new auction and visit the Donor List, it will appear empty.
By default, the website only shows Active donors participating in the auction. The system automatically denotes a donor as Active or Inactive.
An Active donor has an item or Donor Donation entered in the current auction. If the donor isn't Active currently, then they are considered Inactive.
On the donor list page you can use the status drop-down menu to view the donor's status; Active donors in this auction, Inactive donors in this auction, or All donors.
When adding an item, if you begin to type the donor's name an auto-complete drop-down menu will populate all Donors information, not just active Donors information.