Coming in 2013 to your Online Donation Forms – Recurring Payments!
For most Nonprofits, online donations are a very important piece of your website and have a large effect on furthering your mission. Coming soon to Tendenci – you will have more advanced options for the way you take donations online, including the ability for your donors to set up Recurring Payments so donors can send you a donation automatically each month, quarter, year, or whatever custom interval you like!
Check out the New Features in our Sample Screenshots
In the forms edit screen, just check a box to enable Recurring Payment and choose which Payment Methods you will allow.
Add preset Pricing Amounts, or leave blank to allow visitors to set their own Donation amount.
When the visitor fills out the form, they can choose from one of your pre-set amounts, or fil in their own amount.
Ideas for How to Use Recurring Payments for Your NonProfit Website:
- Allow donors to contribute a large donation in 12 smaller, monthly payments. This particularly appeals to Generation Y donors, who often prefer smaller donation amounts. (Read more about how Generation Y donates to nonprofits from the Tendenci blog)
- Grow support for ongoing programs by allowing donors to support their favorite ongoing program with a donation each time it happens, such as weekly food delivery or monthly pet adoption events.
- Set up yearly recurring sponsorship packages for your member organizations that automatically renew from year to year.
- Set up an email newsletter group of your recurring donors. This allows you to send these donors special, share-able content and encourage them to share with friends and family online. NTEN’s 2012 Nonprofit Donor Engagement report found that donors typically spend time encouraging their friends and family to get involved in their favorite charity as well – so they are more likely to be your advocates!
Merry Christmas from Tendenci!
We’re celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with daily previews of lots of new Tendenci Features coming to your association website in 2013! Join us each day to check out new “gifts” from Tendenci that we hope you’ll love!
Visit our Twelve Days of Christmas Main Page to find new gifts for each day from now until January 5th!
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