Collect donations online by creating your own custom forms that integrate with your database.
Make It Easy for Your Donors to Give
Creating an online donation form makes it easier for your donors to give to your organization. People are now comfortable with online transactions and often prefer the simplicity as opposed to the older manual methods of writing and mailing a check. DonorSnap has created a new online form tool that is integrated with Accelerated Pay to allow your organization to solicit and receive payments over the internet. Best of all it integrates directly into your DonorSnap account. You can create as many forms as you’d like and change them as often as you see fit. There is no extra charge for the online form tool and no limit to the number of forms you can maintain. That’s often a hidden fee with our competitors. (There are fees associated with using Accelerated Pay to accept credit cards and this is negotiated directly between your organization and them).
Create a New Form
Creating a new form is as easy as clicking “Add” on the Create/Edit Online Form page of DonorSnap. You can create a form from scratch or choose one of our existing templates to get you started.
Add the Text to Your Form
You control what the form says and how it looks. It may look complicated but with a little experience you can design a form from scratch in less than 5 minutes.
What Information Do You Want to Collect?
Simply drag and drop the DonorSnap fields you’d like to appear on your form. You can change the order, default values, make fields hidden, or mark as read only.
Add the Form to Your Website
Once you’ve created your form you will need to embed the link on your website. For most organizations this will require assistance from your website designer. It shouldn’t take them more than a couple minutes to add the link onto the site. Don’t worry if you want to make future changes to the web form. This link never changes, so you can edit the form as many times as you’d like in DonorSnap without having to make changes to your organization’s web page. (Note – if you simply want to do an email campaign, you can create the form and email out the link. It doesn’t need to appear on your web site.)
What Happens When Someone Clicks on the Link?
When someone is at your site and clicks on the link, your custom DonorSnap web form will be opened up. It doesn’t appear to the user that they have left your site but any of the data they enter will be recorded into your DonorSnap database.
Is it Secure?
When the user chooses “Next Step: Enter Payment Information” the control is transferred over to Accelerated Pay. They collect and verify the transaction information on their secure server and only pass back the last 4 digits of the credit card number to DonorSnap. The process is secure and PCI compliant.
Data is Automatically Stored in DonorSnap
When the user completes a transaction the information is automatically uploaded into DonorSnap. We store the information in a processing area to allow the user to decide if they want to load the information as it is or to link the transaction to an existing contact in the database. We hate having duplicate contact records in the system and this step helps you review and ensure that you’re not adding a new contact to your system that already exists.