Donation Details


 Donation Information


Within the Donation Information setup, you can add the following options, depending on the types of donations being accepted:


1. Goal Amount


While this is an optional setting (click Hide Donation Goals so it does not appear), entering a Goal Amount and selecting the 'Show Goal Progress Gauge' allows you to show your contributors how close you are to your goal.  With this option enabled, a goal progress meter will appear during the checkout process.


2. Tax Deductible


When enabled, the text "Tax Deductible" will appear on the selection page.


3. Customizable Text


The text entered in this field (see example below) allows you to request specific feedback and/or information from your donors.




Donation Specifics / Recurring Donations

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The Donation Specifics section offers settings for how your customers make their donations.  This includes creating preset payment amounts and recurring donations.


1. User-Defined Amount


This option allows the donor to enter the amount they wish to donate.


2. Preset Amounts


Within "Preset Amounts", you can enter descriptions and amounts, which will be options available for selection by the donor (see example above).


3. Donation Is Recurring*


This allows the donation made to act as a subscription.  Enabling this option will make the additional options of Predefined Frequency and Custom Frequency available for editing.  


4. Predefined Frequency (*Donation Is Recurring option must be enabled to use this feature)


The Predefined Frequency option allows you to provide recurring payment options to your donor.  When enabled, the system will automatically provide the following payment options (see image below):


  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Semi-Annually
  • Annually


For example, if your donor selects an option of $50 and a Predefined Frequency of 'Monthly', the system will automatically charge the donor's credit card $50 per month until cancelled.


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5. Custom Frequency (*Donation Is Recurring option must be enabled to use this feature)


Selecting Custom Frequency allows you to set specific parameters for the recurring donation option offered.  This includes the following parameter options:


  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Semi-Annually
  • Annually


The number of payments for each of the above options can be set with the field provided (see below):




Active Donations

To further help in managing your recurring donations, the Active Donations menu option, located in the left side menu, provides a view of the Customer Name, Email Address, Donation Frequency, Amount of the recurring donations, and the option to cancel the donation at any time.  


BREAKDOWNS - Creating Specific Donation Types

 Below are step by step instructions related to creating a "One-Time Donation", "Recurring Donation", or option to provide both.  If you have any questions related to these processes, please feel free to contact the Vendevor Support Team directly at support@vendevor.com


Creating a One-Time Donation:

1. Click Products --> Add New Product


2. Product Details:


a. Enter your Title, Category (if applicable) and a Description of the donation you're creating.

b. Under "Type of Product", select the "Donation" option.


3. Upload Photos:


a. Add a primary image.  Images draw attention to your products, even simple donations.  Up to four secondary images can be added as well!


4. Donation Information:


a. Check the box next to “Hide Donation Goals”.

b. If your organization has 501(c)(3) status, check the box next to “Tax Deductible”.


5. Donation Specifics:


a. Here you can choose whether you want to accept donations of any amount, preset amounts, or the option of both.  Since this is a One-Time Donation, DO NOT select the “Donation is Recurring” checkbox.


6. Visibility:


a. Make sure the Status is set to “Published” 


7. Click “Save” - This will redirect you to the main “Products” page.


8. Locate your “One-Time Donation” product and click “Edit”.  Copy & paste the embed code into the back-end of your website’s donation page.


Creating a Recurring Donation:


1. Click Products --> Add New Product

 

2. Product Details:

 

a. Enter your Title, Category (if applicable) and a Description of the donation you're creating.

b. Under "Type of Product", select the "Donation" option.


3. Upload Photos:

 

a. Add a primary image.  Images draw attention to your products, even simple donations.  Up to four secondary images can be added as well!


4. Donation Information:


a. Check the box next to “Hide Donation Goals”.

b. If your organization has 501(c)(3) status, check the box next to “Tax Deductible”.


5. Donation Specifics:


a. Choose whether you want to accept donations of any amount, preset amounts, or the option of both.

b. Click the “Donation is Recurring?” checkbox.

c. Select  “Predefined Frequency” to give donors the full list of frequency options or select “Custom Frequency” for preferred frequency option(s).


6. Visibility:


a. Status should be set as “Published”. 

b. Click “Save”.

c. Locate your “Recurring Contribution” product and click “Edit”.  Copy & paste the embed code into the back-end of your website’s donation page.


Giving Donors Both Options:


1. Create a product for One-Time Contribution


a. Under the "Category" option, click Add New to create and title a category, e.g. “General Donations”.


2. Create another product for Recurring Contribution


a. Add to the same category as referenced above, e.g. "General Donations".

 

3. Go to the 'Categories' section by clicking Products --> Categories


a. Click the eyeball icon on the right side of the screen for your category, e.g. "General Donations".

b. Copy & paste the embed code into the back-end of your website’s donation page.