Not all the donations your organization relies upon come in the form of cash, check or credit card. In-kind donations can be essential, whether they come in the form of donated office equipment or auction items to raise money at an event. Donors will often declare the value of their item, but you may want to track and report on these donations differently than cash.
To facilitate reporting, we recommend creating a distinct record type for In-Kind Donations on the Opportunity object. Include a custom field called “Estimated Value” so that you can reserve the “Amount” field for monetary donations.