If you’re a nonprofit looking to collect donations online, you will need a great donation platform to help you create donation forms and campaigns. There are plenty of high-quality platforms to choose from.
All these solutions have essential features such as; donations forms and appeals, recurring donations, peer-to-peer campaigns and analysis and tracking.
Donation platform fees
There’s no way around it, builting a quality donation platform costs money.
That’s why most donation platforms charge upfront or subscription fees, take a percentage of each donation, or a combination of the two.
Processing credit card transactions require third party payment processors such as Stripe or Paypal which will also take a small percentage of each transaction. These payment processors take care of the safety of credit card details so you don’t have to.
The good news is, all the donation platforms listed here have free and premium features, meaning you can start fundraising with no upfront costs. When you start to bring in donations, you can upgrade to premium features with more functionality.
If, like millions of other nonprofits, you have a WordPress website, GiveWP could be the donation form builder for you. This WordPress plugin allows you to create donation forms and manage donors right from your WordPress content management system.
The free plan allows you to create unlimited donation forms and collect donations through Stripe and Paypal.
Premium features allow you to do everything from collecting recurring donations to creating peer-to-peer campaigns.
GiveWP works with Gutenberg blocks as well as page builders Elementor and Divi.
It has integrations with plenty of popular tools, including the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack.
All tiers offer great value. You can take it for a test run with the demo site or test the plugin for free on your own site.
Donorbox is a donation platform for creating standalone sites and embeddable forms.
The free tier allows nonprofits to create donate forms, campaigns, crowdfunding campaigns and peer-to-peer campaigns.
Donorbox boasts cool extra features like text-to-give and Donorbox Live™ Kiosk, which lets you collect contactless donations with an iPad.
Integrations with a long list of CMS, including WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, Webflow and Joomla. It’s free to sign up and get started.
Raisely’s pricing model on its free tier asks donors for an optional tip; if they don’t opt-in, you don’t pay it.
Free features include donation forms, campaigns and peer-to-peer campaigns.
An impressive range of customisable templates makes launching an on-brand campaign quick and easy. For those who have a developer on board, you can bring your own templates and add functionality.
Premium features let you send unlimited email blasts, create automated journies and manage donors.
Raisely is a Bcorp and carbon neutral. It’s quick and easy to sign up and build your first form or campaign.
Donately’s simple interface makes creating donation forms, campaigns and peer-to-peer campaigns quick and easy, no matter your tech skills.
With one-click integrations with a range of leading tools, you will have your campaign up and running in no time.
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