GoDaddy offers a free website builder that allows users to create fully functional websites in under an hour. For Donorbox users to accept donations on a GoDaddy site, you can embed Donorbox‘s donation form.
Before adding this form, make sure your GoDaddy site is SSL secured in order to protect the information of your donors. If you prefer not to get an SSL certificate for your site or if you simply prefer a more subtle look, another option is to create a donate button that will take you to your SSL secured donation page.
Once you’ve added donation form or linked the donate button, donors will be able to donate via credit card, PayPal, or low fee ACH payments.
How to Embed the Donation Form
To begin, head to your GoDaddy website builder home page. Select “Pages” from the menu on the right side of the screen. Then, select the page to which you wish to add the donation form.
Now, scroll down and find the “HTML” section and select that. The box that appears is where you will copy the Donorbox donation form embed code.
Head over to your Donorbox dashboard. Find the fundraising campaign you will be collecting online donations for, and to the right of the campaign, click on “Embed Form.”
Here you can customize your donation form. Once you’ve done this, copy the embed code.
Now head back to your GoDaddy site and paste this code in the box that says “Custom Code.”
Your Donorbox donation form will appear on your site and allow for donations to be collected easily and securely. Remember to hit “Publish” and you’ll be ready to start collecting donations.
How to Add Donate Button
If you prefer a more subtle way to collect donations via your website, you can add a donate button. Here are the few simple steps to add the Donate Button.
Start on your GoDaddy website builder home page, and make sure you have selected the “Non-profit” website template. First, click on “Header.”
Click on “Action Button.” You will then be able to label your button. For this example, I chose “Donate.”
Now, link your secure donation page to the button. Head to your Donorbox dashboard and copy the link after the “secure donation page.”
Copy the link and head back to your GoDaddy site. Paste this link where it says “Link” in the “Action Button” tab. Your donate button is now linked, and you are ready to start fundraising as soon as you hit “Publish.”