New Feature: Pre-Fill Default Amount in your Donation Forms

Are your donors having trouble deciding how much to donate? We recently added a new feature that allows you to pre-fill your donation forms with the default amount of your choice. This will further expedite the checkout process and encourage your donors to donate more than the minimum. To find out how it works, begin by clicking on the “Embed Form” button to the right of your campaign name.

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Install Recurring Donation Forms on Site123 with Donorbox

Site123 is a user-friendly website builder that allows anyone, even those with no website-building experience or coding skills, to build responsive websites. You don’t even need to drag and drop widgets, just use the ready-made designs and layouts, add your content, and you’re all set! You can choose to create a Site123 website for free, or to upgrade to their premium plan for $9.80 a month and benefit from a domain connection, higher bandwidth, and more storage. It also only takes a few minutes to embed your Donorbox donation form onto a Site123 website – keep reading to find out how it’s done.

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Installing Modal Popup Donation Forms on Squarespace

In order to make our checkout process even faster, we recently came out with our modal popup donation form. This feature makes it so that your form pops up on the same screen when someone presses your donate button, instead of redirecting your donors to a separate donation page. This guide will walk you through how to install a popup donation form on your Squarespace website:

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Accept Recurring Donations with Moonfruit and Donorbox

Moonfruit is a subscription-based web hosting service, which currently offers versions in both English and French. It has a simple, user-friendly point-and-click interface as well as drag-and-drop templates, to make it easier than ever for you to build your own custom website. For those of you with Moonfruit websites, we have put together a guide on how to embed your Donorbox donation forms on a webpage.

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Feature Update: Custom Questions for Offline Donations

For those of you who do a lot of in-person fundraising and want to add your offline donations to your Donorbox account, we have some great news! You may have noticed that Donorbox forms have the facility for donation designation and custom questions. Now these questions are available for donations that you receive outside of Donorbox. Here is how it works:

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New Feature: Copy a Campaign

To all the ambitious nonprofits out there who create an impressive amount of campaigns on Donorbox, we have a new tool to make your lives easier! You can now duplicate your campaigns with the click of a button, so as to keep the same base for all your campaign forms. This means you no longer have to waste time editing every aspect of your different donation forms to make sure they match up to one another.

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How to Embed your Recurring Donation Form on Jimdo

Jimdo is a robust, mobile responsive website builder that now hosts over 15 million websites! It offers a free basic service – which provides you with enough tools to build a functional website – as well as two-premium services. For those of you who have created your website on Jimdo or are planning to, here is a quick guide on how to embed your recurring Donorbox donation forms onto a Jimdo website.

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Feature Update: Send Test Emails

Attention nonprofits, we just launched a new feature! You can now send yourself test receipt emails to see first-hand how your donation receipt template looks when it is sent out to your donors.

Initial & One-Time Donations

There are two types of email receipts you can test, the first being for initial and one-time donations.

Start by heading over to your Donorbox dashboard and clicking the “Edit” button by the campaign whose receipt email you wish to test.

Go to the “Email” tab of your campaign editor and, once you have drafted you email template, click the gray “Send Test Email” button.

This will send a test email to the email address you used to create your Donorbox account. You should get a popup notification letting you know that the email has been sent.

Subsequent Monthly Donations

The second type of email receipt you can test is the one for subsequent monthly donations. To do so, go to your Donorbox Account page and click the “Receipt Email Settings” link on the left-hand side.

Here again, once you have drafted your email template, click the gray “Send Test Email” button.

That’s it! Your test email will be waiting for you in your inbox, complete with a randomized name and donation amount.

How to add SSL Security to your Weebly Site for Free with Cloudflare

In order to reduce risks, Donorbox requires that a web page be SSL secured in order to embed a recurring donation form onto it. For those of you using a custom domain for a Weebly website, this guide will teach you how to use Cloudflare to add SSL to your website.

The setup might be technical, so you may want one of the more tech-savvy members of your team to take this on. Please make sure to read through the guide carefully before beginning the process as mistakes may cause some downtime for your website. Regardless, we will walk you through every step and the reward is well worth it! You get a free SSL protection for your donation page which normally costs around $40.

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Accept Recurring Donations on Wix using a Donate Button

Wix, one of the most popular website builders 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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