Simple Donation Forms to Help You Jumpstart Fundraising

In this article, we’ll show you how to create online donation forms for your non-profit organisations through simple and easy steps.

Step 1: Installing WPForms Plugin & Creating Form

The first thing to do is to install and activate the WPForms plugin.

Once this is done, go to WPForms on your WordPress dashboard and click on Add New to create a new form.

On this screen, you can name your form and choose the donation form template.

Let’s call it ‘Nonprofit Donation Form’ for now.

The default donation form will appear as you can see on the image below:

Step 2: WPForm Customization

The default fields like name, email, donation amount, and message will be pre-loaded to the form. Additional fields can be chosen from the list on the left-hand side and can be dragged to the form to place it there if you need.

Once you are done editing the form, click on the Save button on the top right to save the changes made.

Your form is ready!

The next steps to configure your form to make it functional.

Step 3: Configuring General Settings of the Form

Let’s begin with General settings. Go to the Settings and then General.

You can customize many things here like your form’s name, form description and even the submit button text.

Simple, it’s it?

Awesome! We’re going to configure the notification settings of your brand new donation form so that you can get alerts whenever someone completes your payment form.


Step 4: Configure the Form’s Notifications and Confirmations

You can choose from the three donation confirmations which will let the visitor know about the next steps – Message, Show Page, and Go to URL.

Configuring the payment gateway settings is important to receive donations through WPForms.

Step 5: Setting up the Payment Method

WPForms can be integrated with both PayPal or Stripe to receive payments.

Install and activate the addon for the payment platform that your wish to integrate with the WPForms.

Once this is done, choose the payment tab in the form editor.

In this example, we’re choosing PayPal as our payment platform.

Additional settings will appear.

Once you’ve made the edits and added the details, click Save.

Step 6: Adding the non-profit form to the Website

Choose the page from WordPress on which you’d like to insert the donation form and click on Add Form.

That’s it!

Your non-profit donation forms will appear on the website immediately, and you can start collecting donations for your non-profit.

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