Collecting money for a good cause is not always an easy task. But you can make it a little easier for yourself by adding a prominent Donation button on your website. While a collection box placed near any street corner may not catch the attention of passers-by, an attractive Donate Now button on your website has a better chance of being noticed by visitors. Asking for contributions and managing donors can be streamlined on a website or blog with the help of many WordPress Donation Plugins. They add attractive buttons, facilitate payment gateways and do many more things that make collecting contributions a pain free affair.
A non profit organization depends on the goodwill of donors to achieve its noble objectives. Besides, there are many blogs that function totally or partially on well meaning contributions from their readers. Quality WordPress themes and HTML templates are also available that help you build your Not For Profit website. Such a website must set out all the relevant information about the objectives and activities, fund requirements and the way it will be utilized. Beyond that, donors must find it easy to send you the money. Prominent call to action buttons, easy to fill forms and multiple secure payment gateways go a long way in helping you collect contributions on your website.
Free WordPress Donation Plugins
As always, you’ll find a number of quality plugins in the WordPress repository that help you with many functions, including donations. These plugins help you to add one or more donation buttons, work well with one or more payment gateways and redirect users to any page after a donation. They help you keep track of donations, and by and large do not take any part of it as fees or commissions.
Give is a complete solution that optimizes online giving. The good part is, it does not charge any commission for any of the donations you receive. Donors will find it easy to fill the forms, and these forms can have an entire page to themselves. Or using the shortcode generator, you can embed the forms into your theme’s sidebar as well. There are multiple presentation options to embed forms in different parts of your website.
The plugin includes all the important features such as standard PayPal payment gateway, donation history, and more. What sets it apart is that you can use the forms for reporting purposes, and export forms in CSV or PDF format by date range. Besides, you can also customize the forms. Give integrates well with a number of third party services. Developers can extend functions easily.
Give earns it’s revenues by charging for additional functionality, such as adding another payment gateway. Add-ons are available for Recurring Donations, Fee Recovery to cover the fees, PDF Receipts to issue tax deductible receipts to your donors and Stripe Gateway.
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The name tells you the function of this plugin. PayPal Donations helps you collect donations using the popular PayPal payment gateway.
This article was written by Aigars Silkalns and originally published on Colorlib.