The act of honoring another person is a powerful celebration of their significance to us. This could be the memory of a precious loved one. Or the monumental contributions of an inspiring figure. These people touch our lives and make the world a better place. They should be acknowledged. What better way than with a donation?
Honorary donations extend the positive impact made by extraordinary people in our lives. Donors are more willing to contribute to your cause, knowing that they can honor someone important to them and make a difference too. Donorbox has the perfect way to give donors this opportunity: Our In Honor/In Memory Of Feature.
Donorbox’s In Honor/In Memory Of/tribute donation feature lets donors pay tribute to a special person by making a donation in their honor. The donation is flagged accordingly. The person being honored (or their representative) will be notified via email or post by the Organization. And, a personal message can also be included.
Giving an honorary donation is quite a fulfilling experience for your donor. They already believe in your organization enough to donate. And, it would mean the world to them if they could do so as a personal gesture to someone/something they hold dear.
How to enable the Donorbox In Honor/In Memory Of feature
Log into your Org Dashboard. Then, click the “Edit” link next to the campaign form that you want to enable the In Honor/In Memory Of feature on. This will open the Form-Builder.
Click the “Custom Fields” tab. You will see a toggle switched, labeled “Donation in honor of & in memory of“. Once enabled, you may customize its settings, as required.
The “Notify a Recipient” option lets donors select the preferred way to notify the recipient. They can choose email or post. Email is best for a simple notification. Postal Mail is a great option to respond with a personal handwritten letter. Or perhaps a small gift, sent on the donor’s behalf. You can enable both methods and let the donor decide. The donation form is able to collect email and postal addresses.
The “Allow donors to type a custom notification message” option lets donors include a personal message. It will give you a better understanding of what inspired them to donate. The importance of your relationships with donors cannot be overstated. And this is one of the ways you can learn more about them.
Donorbox’s In Honor/In Memory Of feature is a wonderful way for donors to be more invested in a cause. Their donations have a deeper significance to them because of their personal ties. And, ultimately, this will mean more donations for your cause. If you need any assistance enabling the In Honor/In Memory Of feature, feel free to contact us. We’d love to help you out!