Thank you for your response.  The mechanics was what I was trying to wrap
my head around.  Because, yes, for tax purposes I want to show that I'm
paying a charity expense.  But I also didn't want to have to do two things
every time I wrote a check but I couldn't see any way around it.  I guess
you're just confirming that thought.

As for the scheduled transaction methods, for "adjust date/amount"
would that include deleting it entirely?  I guess, at some level I could
just let it go and then delete the entry once it's fired if I really did
miss that week.

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:13:29 -0600
> From: Adrien Monteleone <>
> To: Gnucash Users <>
> Subject: Re: [GNC] How to set up a pledge payment
> Message-ID: <>
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> You can create it as a liability account but just know that it isn?t a
> legal one. You?ll also want to make sure in any official reports you
> create, that you do not include it since it is just a pledge.
> This will require extra splits in your transaction to reduce the amount
> promised. (as the real-world transaction will be between an asset and a
> gift expense) Since the simplest starting transaction would be between the
> liability and equity:opening balances, I?d just keep using those two each
> time reversed for the amount actually donated.
> As for the mechanics, you can do the transactions manually which will more
> than likely be autofilled or you can use the Duplicate Transaction feature
> as needed.
> You could also create a scheduled transaction, but set it to not create
> automatically, and check the box to review the transaction when you see it
> fires (or just use it as a reminder) You can then edit the result before it
> is committed to adjust date, amount, etc.
> Regards,
> Adrien
> > On Jan 13, 2020 w3d13, at 1:49 PM, David Klassen <>
> wrote:
> >
> > I was wondering if there were a way in gnucash to set up a pledge
> payment.
> > That is, let's say I have pledged to pay a charity, let's say $1300 this
> > year, nominally $25/wk.  But it is *not* an automatic recurring payment
> > (sometimes I miss a week, sometimes I prepay an extra week, etc.).  So
> what
> > I need is a way to do the manual entry on the payments but to have some
> > kind of accounting telling me how much I have left to pay against my
> annual
> > pledge.
> >
> > My first thought was to create a liability account of the total amount
> and
> > pay that down, but it's not really the same as a loan... or is it in
> terms
> > of gnucash?
> >
> > Thank you for any suggestions you can give me.
> >
> > --
> > David R. Klassen

David R. Klassen
Media, PA  19063
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