‘Tis the season for giving! The end of the year is such a wonderful time to think about those less fortunate and help out where you can. WordPress makes it incredibly easy to give and run fundraisers right from your site.
WordPress is one of the most influential and customizable website builders. Whether you’re working for a nonprofit attempting to modernize or a solopreneur passionate about social good, you can integrate WordPress plugins to accept donations.
With countless resources and programs out there to collect gifts, why not explore these options from WordPress for seamless integration to minimize the labor for your campaign?
GiveWP is one of the biggest donation plugins in WordPress and has a number of customizable options, such as tributes and goal incentives. Plus, they are adding new features such as Donation Form Blocks for Stripe, creating more variety in the types of donations it accepts.
There’s also an option to manage donations offline and online, allowing every donation channel to come together efficiently.
The interface is a little more complex – this balances out with how many forms of payment it can accept. It takes standard payment methods and some that are lesser known, including Mollie, Paytm, Paymill, and more. On top of payment options, it provides opportunities for different donation types.
If you’re looking for a plugin akin to Kickstarter or Indiegogo, WP Crowdfunding is the plugin for you. It is highly customizable. You can set it to include multiple charities, or just focus on one you really love.
Accepting most payment platforms, it also offers a wallet to help manage incoming donations to disperse accordingly based on your goals. You could also aggregate gifts with a crowdfunding site for additional commission fees.
Collect PayPal and credit card donations all within your WordPress dashboard with Seamless Donations. If you’re running multiple donations, you can customize it so donors can choose which campaign they want to fund, whether they want to be one-time givers or recurring givers, and more.
Seamless does not have as many purchasable additions, despite using add-ons to generate its profit instead of transaction fees. However, the Thank You Enhanced add-on could add the personal touch you need to express your gratitude adequately. Customize thank-you pages so givers understand every donation is equally appreciated. It supports plenty of currencies and languages, making it accessible globally.
WPForms has a beginner-friendly interface that is great for less-technical site owners. It has an easy-to-use drag and drop interface. Though it isn’t as customizable as other offerings, but it provides necessary functionality if you want to collect simple one-time or recurring donations.
You could even use WPForms to gauge volunteer interest. It allows you to create forms and collect donor information for newsletters or other analytics to help understand the causes you support.
For accepted payment platforms, it permits PayPal, Stripe, and Square.
For a free option, the Charitable plugin is incredibly easy to use and comes with no transaction fees. Utilizing PayPal, it offers an easy, low-maintenance financial experience where you can easily manage donations and issue receipts. Saving you bookkeeping time.
Its premium features allow anonymous donations and crowdfunding options. You also have the option to embed videos. Most of Charitable’s unique features involve integration with Google Maps. Geotargeting a campaign will allow the donation prompt to appear to those in a localized area.
Donorbox is a versatile donation plugin that also has compatibility with non-WordPress platforms. It accepts more payment methods than most, taking Apple Pay, ACH bank payments, and foreign currencies, on top of widely accepted platforms. It allows a range of donation options, from annual to weekly, and it can also support company matching.
One of the most enticing features of Donorbox is its Goal Meter, allowing you to visualize your progress toward positive change. With its other features, such as popup forms and tax receipts, it is more expensive than other options. This makes it more accessible to businesses than nonprofits with a smaller budget.
However, with its suite – including Salesforce integration – it may be considered a worthwhile investment to provide a more personalized and accessible experience for donors, despite its 1.5% platform fee after capping out on free donations.
All of these plugins will help you reach your goal and make a difference. Start giving back today!
For more about GiveWP, check out the podcast we did with co-founder Matt Cromwell.
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