Collecting donations through a website is a good idea because it increases your reach and thus increases your overall collection. It also lets people donate online from anywhere in the world without having to go to a fundraiser’s office or the local community center so it’s a lot more convenient. Of course when you have people donating for your cause from all over the world you need some tools to manage that amount of money.
WordPress donation plugins are a great way for fundraisers to collect and manage their donations. If you are running a website to collect money for a charity, a relief fund or a social cause, then these handy tools will enable you to effectively track your collections and analyze trends so that you can develop the right strategy for your donations.
Here is a list of what I believe are the most suitable WordPress donation plugins. Check em out!
Give is the most downloaded and highest rated WordPress donation plugin. The plugin allows you to receive gifts from customizable donation forms, manage your donors and analyze donation reports.
You can use payment, form and date methods to sort your reports. This donation plugin for WordPress measures the performance of your donation campaign over various campaigns. You can create custom donation or create registration forms on your WordPress site, use various themes and add numerous options for customizing goals.
Give also ensures that your donations are secure and that the donors’ information is safe as well. However, it is also important to have a secure website which is not possible without WordPress malware and security plugins.
Donorbox is a free WordPress donation plugin with a unique recurring donation system. The plugin’s form builder helps you collect questions from donors, send donations at the donor’s request and dedicate donations on other’s behalf.
The Donorbox WordPress plugin offers a host of useful features such as PayPal donation, customizable receipt text, and integration with MailChimp and Salesforce. The plugin is free for the first $1000 donation every month.
WP Charitable is a free WordPress donation plugin that has no setup costs, or monthly charges. You can create fully customizable fundraiser campaigns in less than five minutes!
This WordPress fundraising plugin lets you accept donations through several payment gateways such as Stripe, Authorize.Net, PayFast and PayUMoney. The Charitable Gift Aid extension uses Gift Aid to boost donations by 25%. Similarly, Charitable Newsletter Connect helps grow your list of subscribers.
Charitable built a free WordPress theme called Reach. The theme is great for creating peer-to-peer fundraising events or a crowdfunding platform.
The PayPal Donation plugin allows you to add PayPal donation button in your WordPress website. Donors can send you donations through their credit card or their PayPal account. You could easily connect donations from all over the world because supports 18 languages and 25 currencies.
The plugin can be easily integrated with all WordPress themes. In case of issues or problems, create a support request and the plugin experts will quickly offer a solution.
Seamless Donations is a free WordPress donation plugin with the great option of repeat donations that could be easily turned off in a single click.
The plugin offers Thank You Enhanced extension for sending personalized ‘Thank You” messages to your donors. The Giving Level Manager extension lets you create custom donation levels. The Delete Monster extension enables you to delete donations. Seamless Donations works with GoodBye Google Captcha to block spambots.
SKT Donation plugin has been created to facilitate donations for NGO, nonprofit, charity, charitable organizations, WordPress crowdfunding, fundraisers via payment gateways PayPal and 2Checkout across the world. It is not an easy task for collecting money for a good cause. A collection box placed on the street corner may not grab the attention of the people, but an attractive donation button has a better chance to grab your websites visitor’s attention. Managing donors and funders can be very easy on your website or blog with the help of SKT Donation plugin.
Custom Post Donations is different from all the plugins mentioned in the list. It enables you to make three types of WordPress donation widgets, Standard donation, Fixed + Additional donation, and Per item + Additional donation. If you upgrade to the pro version, you get two more widgets.
You can choose a donation type by going to the settings page of the plugin and you will able to create a WordPress plugin that suits your needs.
The donation plugin creates a thermometer on your site to measure your donations. Neat right? All you have to do is use a shortcode and it will display a standard thermometer on your web page.
The plugin is not stuffed with a lot of features making it a very simple plugin. However, if you are a basic WordPress user, this plugin is perfect for you.
Donation Content Locker hides specific content on your website to be displayed only to those who have donated to your cause. It may look like you’re asking for a premium fee instead of a donation. It will be better if you turn your site into a membership area.
Donation Manager Pro Donation Content Locker is a paid plugin that handles all your donation on your site for you. Visitors can easily donate through your website and include their names in the list of donators. The plugin is also easy to use and has regular updates.
Using the above plugins, you could easily set up a fundraiser campaign that could reach the global audience within minutes. These plugins can help you accept donations quickly and engage with your donors. If there are other plugins you would like to suggest, let me know in the comments below.
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