GiftWorks uses dates to accurately manage recording donation information.
For a Gift, the Gift Date is the actual date that the Gift is received. In some cases, this may be the actual date that the Gift is processed (which may be later than the date it was actually received). This date can be set when the Gift is entered into GiftWorks
For a Pledge, the Pledge Date is the actual date that the Pledge is received (the date of the promise)
For a Payment, the Actual Date is the date that the payment is actually received and the Expected Date is the date that the payment is scheduled to be received
You can also record a Check Date when you receive a check for a donation or pledge payment