# How To Track "Paddle Raise" Donations
There are two ways of recording donations:
- a straight cash donation; or,
- donations to specific items.
# Cash Donations
To record a straight cash donation, click on Bidding/Sales and select the DONATION tab. See Record Donations for more information.
These will appear on the bidder's statement under the Donations section.
# Specific Donations
You can also create items with the Donation Items type and set specific values.
For example, if you are doing a Paddle Raise with four donation levels ($50, $100, $250, and $500) you would create four items with their type set to donation and their values as required. It can help to give these items a meaningful number as well, such as
On the DONATION tab of the Bidding/Sales page, when select the item# the amount is entered automatically.
If you are entering a whole list of donations for the same item, you can use the Pin item checkbox to prevent the item from being cleared on each recorded donation.