Donorbox – Free Recurring Donation Form

Description

A powerful and secure donation management plugin, from initial setup to end-year reporting. Donorbox offers a fast feature-filled solution so anyone can raise funds.

WHY USE DONORBOX

The Donorbox plugin for WordPress will provide you everything you need to embed a Donorbox donation form into your website. We will generate all the embedding code for you. Here’s why you should be using Donorbox.

Fully Customizable Donation Forms

  • Donorbox forms can be ready to deploy in 15 minutes and are even faster to fill in.
  • Brand your donation page with your own color scheme, styling and logo.
  • Create custom input fields to make your forms quick to complete. You can collect only necessary info from donors, whether for legal compliance, campaign updates or volunteer contacts.
  • Insert set amounts for donors to select by clicking or allow them to specify their own amount.

Easy Fundraising

  • Donorbox accepts multiple currencies via Stripe, PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay. ACH payments are also accepted. It’s a quick and easy checkout process.
  • Double your donations with our seamless employer donation matching feature.
  • Our forms are localized in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. You can set this manually or let it auto-detect.

Share the Cause

  • Embed our donation forms into your website. Or set a Donate button in your web pages and emails to deploy them as pop ups. Our donation plugin generates All necessary code. You only have to copy and paste.
  • Donorbox forms are optimized for desktops, mobile phones, and tablets.

Automated Actions

  • Monthly repeat donations are easily set up with 1 click.
  • Every donation triggers an automatic personalised receipt email that you only need to set up once.
  • Our payment gateway, Stripe, will transfer your donations to your account on your selected schedule. No need to transfer Stripe funds to your account manually.
  • Recurring donors get Donor login details to manage their own details.

Donation Management

  • Manage all donations right from the dashboard. Resend receipts, update donations even after they’ve been made and refund donations, if needed.
  • Export donation details as a CSV file, for any time period you want. Think tax season or financial year-end reporting.
  • Add manual donations, like cash or checks, to your campaign so your records are accurate. There are no processing fees for manual donations. It’s purely for your records.

Optional Integrations

Donorbox also offers these optional integrations to add even more awesome features to your campaign:

  • MailChimp: One of the world’s leading email marketing services.
  • Employer Gift Matching: Raise double the donations
  • Salesforce NPSP 3 Integration: Easily analyze your donor data to maintain positive relationships.

Security

  • Donorbox is fully PCI compliant and our data is protected by SSL/TLS technology.
  • All credit card information is encrypted, tokenized, and stored securely by Stripe. Payments are processed through Stripe and PayPal. We chose these 2 payment processors because they operate on the most stringent security protocols and are highly regarding for their data protection standards.
  • We do not share client or donation information with any third party.

How To Embed Donorbox Donation Forms in your WordPress website

  • To begin, go to your WordPress dashboard, find the “Plugins” tab on the left-hand sidebar and click “Add New”.
  • In the WordPress plugin search bar, type “Donorbox” and press enter.
  • Once you have found the Donorbox WordPress donation plugin, click “Install Now”.
  • Once the plugin has been installed, click to activate it.
  • Now, go to Donorbox.org. Click on https://donorbox.org/orgs/new and follow the easy instructions to register an Organisation account.
  • Create a campaign form with our easy-to-use form builder.
  • In your Donorbox dashboard, find the campaign you wish to embed on your site using the WordPress donate plugin, and copy the link of the secure donation page.
  • Head back to your WordPress dashboard and, in the left-hand sidebar, click on “Settings” and then “Donorbox”.
  • Paste your campaign URL into the appropriate textbox and click “Save Changes”.
  • Go back to your WordPress page text editor (not the visual editor) of the donation page that you want edit. Type in one of the following shortcodes to embed the donation form using the WordPress donate plugin:

    [donate]
    [donate url=”nonprofitcampaign”]
    [donate url=”https://donorbox.org/nonprofitcampaign”]
    [donate-with-info]
    [donate-with-info url=”nonprofitcampaign”]
    [donate-with-info url=”https://donorbox.org/nonprofitcampaign”]

  • Publish your post and wait for your WordPress donations to come in!

If you still need help getting your form embedded, please see this guide: how to embed donation form using Donorbox wordpress plugin or you can contact us on support@donorbox.org. We would love to help get you going.

QUICK INSTALLATION GUIDE – How to Install Donorbox WordPress Donation Plugin

WHO USES DONORBOX

Donorbox helps over 7,000 nonprofit organizations from 25 countries raise funds for various causes. Universities, animal rescues, political campaigns, research, the possibilities are endless.

Our forms are are not restricted to any industry or genre. That means anyone can create a Donorbox form. Whether you’re a individual hoping to make a difference or a multinational organization looking to raise funds, Donorbox is the solution for you.

HERE’S WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

“Let’s Encrypt uses DonorBox because it is a convenient way for our supporters to contribute to our mission via credit card and it is affordable for us as a nonprofit. Donorbox has helped us increase the contributions we receive.”
Sarah Gran
Director of Communications at Let’s Encrypt

“Before using Donorbox we were constantly having problems with our online donation processing. Donors contacted us monthly having problems setting up their gifts. Since transitioning to Donorbox we have not had a single donor contact us saying they were having trouble setting up a gift. In fact, we’ve had several donors tell us how easy the new process is. The Donorbox team has been extremely responsive when we need help and have already implemented suggestions for future features. I have no hesitations recommending Donorbox to you.”
Brandon Jernigan
Grad Resources

“We needed a straightforward solution to handle donations on our website and have them sync across to Salesforce. Enter Donorbox – a simple, easy to use and customisable donation solution with Salesforce integration. Set up was as simple as creating an account (and donation campaign), adding a plugin to our WordPress site and configuring the connection to Salesforce. Donorbox handles the rest. Support is always prompt to respond and provide helpful answers to our questions and queries. If you’re after a donation system for your website then we’d recommend you give Donorbox a go.”
Peter Sillar
Logosdor

DONORBOX FEES AND COMMISSION

Donorbox fees are the lowest of other funding platforms around. DonorBox is free if you get less than $1000 in donations. When you reach $1000, we charge a small platform fee of 1% on your donations

Additionally, Stripe and PayPal merchant accounts charge 2.9% + $0.30 for credit card processing. These rates can be reduced for registered nonprofits by simply letting them know. To get the nonprofit discount, please email sales+nonprofit@stripe.com and apply at PayPal’s Nonprofit Center.

  • The optional product integrations are priced as follows:
  • MailChimp Integration: $8 / month
  • Employer Gift Matching: $40 / month
  • Salesforce NPSP 3 Integration: $25 / month

CONNECT WITH DONORBOX

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Screenshots

  • Donation form
  • Amount selection
  • Donor info
  • Payment info
  • Mobile view
  • Donor info

Installation

  1. Unzip the zipped file and upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Manage individual options from Dashboard > Settings > Donorbox
  4. After signing up on Donorbox.org, create a donation campaign from the dashboard.
  5. Paste in the Campaign url: [input box]
  6. Use the shortcode [donate] to embed the donation form. You can also use the shortcode [donate-with-info] which will include the campaign description and legal disclaimer that was on Donorbox.
  7. You can also set the URL from shortcode using [donate url=”https://donorbox.org/campaign-id”] or [donate-with-info url=”https://donorbox.org/campaign-id”]. This allows to set multiple forms for different campaigns.
  8. Please check our “Getting Started” guide for more details: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/wordpress-donation-plugin/

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Unzip the zipped file and upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Manage individual options from Dashboard > Settings > Donorbox
  4. After signing up on Donorbox.org, create a donation campaign from the dashboard.
  5. Paste in the Campaign url: [input box]
  6. Use the shortcode [donate] to embed the donation form. You can also use the shortcode [donate-with-info] which will include the campaign description and legal disclaimer that was on Donorbox.
  7. You can also set the URL from shortcode using [donate url=”https://donorbox.org/campaign-id”] or [donate-with-info url=”https://donorbox.org/campaign-id”]. This allows to set multiple forms for different campaigns.
  8. Please check our “Getting Started” guide for more details: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/wordpress-donation-plugin/
How do I start making a donation form?

The Donorbox form builder has been designed to make creating forms a very simple process. You don’t need to have any programming experience to create a Donorbox form. Find a complete guide here to create and customize your very own donation form: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/get-started-with-donorbox/

Where can I get support for using Donorbox?

Donorbox has a handy selection of step-by-step guides in our blog: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to email us at support@donorbox.org. We’d love to help you get set up and ready to go.

How do I embed a donation form or use a donate button on a WordPress site?

The following is a guide to embed a recurring donation form on WordPress: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/wordpress-embedding/
If you want to use a donate button or simply link to your donation page, follow these steps: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/donate-now-button-for-nonprofits/

How do I centre the donation widget on a WordPress site?

Placing the following CSS in one of your CSS files or within the page should make the donation widget display horizontally in the centre.
#dbox-form-embed {
max-width: 425px !important;
margin: auto;
display: block;
}

How do I pre-fill fields in a WordPress Donorbox form?

Donorbox allows users to pre-fill some fields in the donation form, including amount. You can append field values as query parameters to the donation URL used with the shortcode. Pre-filling of the following fields are supported:

  • amount
  • first_name
  • last_name
  • email
  • phone
  • address
  • zip_code

Additionally, you can set recurring=true to the have Monthly recurring option selected by default.

For example:
[donate https://donorbox.org/rebel-idealist?first_name=Fname&last_name=Lname&email=user@example.com&phone=1234567890&amount=30&address=Newstreet&zip_code=54321&recurring=true]
or
[donate-with-info https://donorbox.org/rebel-idealist?first_name=Fname&last_name=Lname&email=user@example.com&phone=1234567890&amount=30&address=Newstreet&zip_code=54321&recurring=true]

You can find more answers in our Knowledge Base. Or drop us an email at support@donorbox.org. We would love to help.

What is the shortcode I need to use?

Use the following shortcode in your posts / pages or the template file: [donate] or [donate-with-info]
The plugin will replace the shortcode with embed frame using the settings provided in admin.

Where is the settings page?

Dashboard > Settings > Donorbox

Reviews

Good Fundraising Plugin on the net

Donorbox is a very good Fundraising Plugin on wordpress. It does not only offer all that you need and very good add-ons but also has one of the most remarkable support we have ever seen. .

Good donation plugins for novices

I am not a WordPress expert by any stretch of the means. This plugin was great right from the start. It was easy to set up with good tutorials. I was able to add fields to the donation form by tweaking some of the donation form’s code.

Best donation platform I’ve used to date.

Easy to set up, and I love that I can customize my donation forms too. Plus, as a smaller nonprofit, affordability is my main concern and Donorbox is more cost-efficient than other donation platforms that I’ve used in the past. Highly recommend using Donorbox no matter how big or small your nonprofit is.

Best Donation Form I’ve Used

Very fast to set up and a much cheaper option than other donation platforms I’ve tried.
Forms were easy to customize. Customer support is really helpful. I would definitely recommend Donorbox to anyone who wants to collect donations online.

Great Donation Plugin

The Donorbox plugin was VERY simple to set up – everything was done in just over an hour! You can start receiving donations almost instantaneously.

The best part about it is that the first $1k is free – which is very well priced, especially compared to some other plugins we looked at.

Really recommend it!

Easy to setup

I am not an expert WP user. I wanted a simple donation plugin for my personal site and donorbox serves it.

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Contributors & Developers

“Donorbox – Free Recurring Donation Form” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

7.0

  • Google Pay for Donorbox

6.2

  • Fix width issues on mobile devices when the description is enabled [donate-with-info].

6.1

  • Support PHP strict standards.

6.0

  • Multiple forms support for different campaigns.
  • Pass campaign URL from shortcode.

5.0

  • Widget height is dynamically calculated, therefore height input field has been removed.

4.0

  • Embed code updated.
  • Description updated.

3.0

  • Updated the embed code to have min and max widths.

2.0

  • Widget height customization option added.

1.2

  • Tags updated.
  • Short description updated.

1.1

  • Instructions layout update.
  • Settings page screenshot udpate.

1.0

  • Initial Commit.