What makes a donor active or inactive?
Donor information is stored per organization and not per auction. Once donor details are added, they do not need to be reentered on subsequent auctions.
By default, each auction will only show donors that are Active for that event. A donor is Active if they have item or donation for that auction. If the donor isn't Active currently, then they are considered Inactive.
The system automatically denotes a donor as Active or Inactive.
On the Donor List page, you can change the status from viewing "Active donors in this auction" to "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 donor information, not just active donor information.