Accept Recurring Donations on Wix using a Donate Button

Wix, one of the most popular website builder out there, unfortunately does not support SSL. As such, in order to ensure the security of their donors and their information, Donorbox users should not be embedding their recurring donation forms directly onto their Wix websites. However, Wix users can still use the Donorbox donate button in order to accept recurring donations on Wix, as it will lead donors to a secure hosted donation page. Here’s how:

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Seamless Company Donation Matching

We are very excited to bring you a highly effective integration to help you get matching donations!

Donorbox has partnered with Double the Donation, the leading corporate giving data company, to give your donors the best employer matching experience. By encouraging and simplifying the corporate matching process for donors, this integration will help you grow your revenue.

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New Feature: ACH Bank Transfer Donations

The Donorbox team is thrilled to introduce an exciting new feature for all U.S. based organizations. Our donation forms now accept ACH bank transfer (also known as eCheck) payments! In other words, your supporters can now make donations through bank transfers instead of using their credit cards or PayPal accounts.

This is particularly helpful for large donations, as credit card fees are almost three times more expensive than ACH fees. In fact, Stripe charges a 2.2% + $0.30 credit card fee for registered 501c3 nonprofits, while its ACH fee is of 0.80% capped at $5 (i.e. if you donate above $625, the fee remains at $5). In both scenarios, Donorbox charges a 0.89% transaction fee. Taking, for a example, a donation of $1,000: you would pay $13.90 in fees instead of $31.20. Whether you or your donors pay these fees – the lower they are, the better.


This new feature is especially practical in that donors don’t have to type in their bank account and routing numbers in order to perform a bank transfer. Instead, they simply log in using their online banking credentials (username & password), making the checkout process much faster and more secure.

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New Feature: More Donation Notification Recipients

Time for another quick feature update!

While you could previously only add one additional donation notification email address for your organization, you can now add up to four. This makes it easy for you to keep your organization’s finance or accounting team up to date on your donations, as they will be directly notified by Donorbox when you receive a donation. You no longer have to play the middle man!

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Additional Questions Form Builder

Donorbox provides non-profit organizations with a fast, optimized donation payment system. It has a powerful form builder, allowing you to collect information from your donors such as their address, phone number, employment information, and anything else that you might need through custom questions. In fact, in the “Advanced Setup” section of your donation form editor, you are given the option of adding additional questions to your donation forms. To do so, simply check the “Ask additional questions” at the bottom of the advanced setup page.

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PNG Image Donate Buttons

We have a small feature update for you. Until recently, our Donorbox donate buttons had been CSS based. However, we decided to add PNG image buttons, so you can add a donate button into email campaigns (such as those on MailChimp), as well as on GitHub pages. Here’s how to use them:

1. Go to your Donorbox dashboard and click “Donate button” by the appropriate campaign.


2. Scroll past the CSS Code to find the “PNG Image Buttons”. You can choose the size and color of your button, as well as set the option for recurring donations as default. Once you’ve customized your donate button, download the PNG by clicking on it.


3. Now, to add your donation button to a MailChimp email campaign, create your campaign and click the “Image” button in your text editor. Other email campaign software such as Campaign Monitor will work in a similar fashion.


4. Upload your donation button PNG and link it to your Donorbox campaign link.


5. That’s it! You are now ready to send your email campaign, complete with a donation button.


Feature Update: Monthly-Only Recurring Donation Forms

We have another feature update coming your way! You can now create a form made only for monthly recurring donations – essentially removing the “one-time donation” option. This is useful for organizations who want to sell memberships through their Donorbox forms, or for organizations who want to have a special form for their premium recurring donors.

Here’s how to create your monthly-only donation form:

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Custom Colors for your Donation Form!

To all of our amazing users – we have a fun and exciting new feature to share with you. You can now customize the color of your Donorbox donation forms! That’s right, your donation form can finally match your brand or any color that you fancy. Here’s how:


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Dropdown Fields & Required Checkboxes Added to Form Builder

Dropdown Fields

We recently added two new features to our “additional questions” form builder. Firstly, you can now add dropdown answers to your custom questions, in addition to the checkboxes and textbooks you could previously add. To do this, go into the “Advanced Setup” tab of your donation form editor and select “Ask additional questions.”

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New Feature: Popup Donation Form

Our donation forms just got even more exciting! Instead of redirecting your donors to a separate donation page, you can now make it so that your form pops up on the same screen when someone presses your donate button. Try it out here:


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