What does it mean when a donation is pending?

A writer asks support: "What does it mean when a donation is pending?"

It depends.
If it's a credit card donation, it means that it didn't clear the credit card processor for some reason or that the credit card process did clear, but it did not get back to PowerBase.

If it's check donation that came through an online source, it means that it has not been manually updated to say that they check has been received.

If it's a manual entry of a cash or check, it means that the person who entered it did not mark it as completed.