How to Create Multi-Currency Donation Forms on Donorbox

How to Create Multi-Currency Donation Forms on Donorbox

multi currency donation forms

Getting international recognition of your nonprofit is awesome! As your organization grows, you’re bound to attract donors from around the world. Therefore, your donation form should be able to handle donations in different currencies.

Donorbox is here to help – our donation forms allow donors to choose their preferred currency to donate in!

In this guide, you’ll learn which currencies you can select on Donorbox., how it works, and the steps to enable this feature –

  1. Which Currencies are Available on Donorbox?
  2. How Does it Work?
  3. How to Enable Multi-Currency Donation Forms on Donorbox?

Which Currencies are Available on Donorbox?

Donors can decide from a choice of up to 45 of the most common currencies across the world, including –

  1. Argentine Peso (ARS)
  2. Australian Dollar (AUD)
  3. Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
  4. Brazilian Real (BRL)
  5. British Pound Sterling (GBP)
  6. Canadian Dollars (CAD)
  7. Czech Koruna (CZK)
  8. Central African Cfa Franc (XAF)
  9. Chilean Peso (CLP)
  10. Chinese Renminbi Yuan (CNY)
  11. Colombian Peso (COP)
  12. Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  13. Danish Kroner (DKK)
  14. Dominican Peso (DOP)
  15. Egyptian Pound (EGP)
  16. Euros (EUR)
  17. Honduran Lempira (HNL)
  18. Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  19. Indian Rupee (INR)
  20. Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  21. Israeli New Sheqel (ILS)
  22. Japanese Yen (JPY)
  23. Kenyan Shilling (KES)
  24. South Korean Won (KRW)
  25. Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
  26. Mexican Peso (MXN)
  27. New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
  28. New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  29. Nigerian Naira (NGN)
  30. Norwegian Krone (NOK)
  31. Panamanian Balboa (PAB)
  32. Pakistani Rupee (PKR)
  33. Peruvian Sol (PEN)
  34. Philippine Peso (PHP)
  35. Polish Zloty (PLN)
  36. Romanian Leu (RON)
  37. Russian Ruble (RUB)
  38. Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  39. South African Rand (ZAR)
  40. Swedish Krona (SEK)
  41. Swiss Franc (CHF)
  42. Turkish Lira (TRY)
  43. United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)
  44. US Dollars (USD)
  45. West African Cfa Franc (XOF)

Out of the 45 mentioned above, you can select the ones you want to place on your donation form for donors to choose. Here’s how Make A Wish International does it with their Donorbox donation form.

multi currency donation forms

Get Started With Donorbox

We’ll talk about how you can enable this feature. First, let’s see how using multi-currency donation forms works on Donorbox.


How Does it Work?

It’s easy to get started on Donorbox and create a donation form. Check out this guide and this short video to learn the steps. Enabling the multiple currencies is also very simple – just checking a few checkboxes and clicking a couple of buttons. That’s it. We’ve explained those steps in the next section.

Now, once you’ve shared you donation form with people, they will see the option to choose which currency they want to donate in, based on the options you select.

A single unit of one country’s currency may not be worth the same in another country. 1 HKD and 1 USD are not equivalent in value. So, when switching between different currencies, your form will immediately auto-calculate the new amounts at the prevailing exchange rates from Open Exchange Rates. Check out this example below.

multi currency donation forms

This ensures that your donors know exactly how much they’re donating. If the donor chooses a lesser-value currency to donate in, you’ll still receive the equivalent value in your own currency. Your nonprofit will always get the amount it intended to get.

When a donation is made in a different currency, you will see both the original and converted amounts on your dashboard. The donor’s currency amount will be displayed, along with the converted amount in your base currency (as shown below). Your CSV file will also have columns for both currencies so you can see exactly how the donation was converted.

multi currency donation forms on Donorbox

Sign Up For Free


How to Enable Multi-Currency Donation Forms on Donorbox – 5 Quick Steps


Step 1 – Select a campaign on Donorbox dashboard

If you’re new to Donorbox, sign up for free and get started in just 4 simple steps.

If not, log into your Donorbox dashboard.

Select the campaign for which you want to enable the multi-currency feature and click the “Edit” icon next to it.

multi currency donation forms on Donorbox


Step 2 – Click on “Amounts” tab

Go to the “Amounts” tab and click on it.

how to create multi currency donation forms


Step 3 – Choose your default donation currency

Choose your base currency from the list. This will be the default currency that your form will display.

how to create multi currency donation forms


Step 4 – Select multiple currencies from the dropdown list

Turn on “Multiple Currencies” by toggling the switch.

Next, choose the additional currency options you want your donors to see. You can choose as many or as few as you like. Only the options that you tick will reflect on your donation form.

how to create multi currency donation forms


Step 5 – Click “Update” and you’re done

Hit that “Update” button at the bottom of the page and you’ll be all set – go check your donation form reflecting all the currencies you’ve selected. Don’t forget to share with the world!


Over to You

Donorbox’s multi-currency feature is certainly going to make donations an easier process for both you and your donors. If you need further help with enabling this feature, please feel free to contact us. Our Support Team will gladly help you set up those international donations.

Check out Donorbox’s other features – as simple as this one and affordable as always! Just sign up for free and get fundraising in just about 15 minutes from now. No documentation, no monthly contracts, no start-up costs.

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Rebekah is the Head of the Customer Success & Intelligence team at Donorbox, ensuring nonprofits and individuals receive the best support at all times. Under her guidance, Donorbox is able to create friendly and meaningful relationships with their customers.

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