Online giving options with Donorfy

Donorfy offers various ways for you to collect donations online with the benefit of them being added directly into your Donorfy database - donation forms & widgets (cards and direct debits) and campaign pages (cards only).

Accepting Direct Debits & Credit/Debit card donations (one-off and recurring) from a Donorfy Form

This option is available in both the Donorfy Essentials and Professional plans - more information is here

What is it? A form which is hosted by Donorfy which can be standalone or embedded in an iframe on the charity's website 

Pros

  • Data goes straight into Donorfy
  • Control over branding
  • Little or no need to change your website
  • Very easy to get started
  • Lots of flexibility over form layout
  • Integration with Google Analytics 
  • Form analytics make it easy to track how well your form is performing
  • Support for ApplePay 

Accepting credit/debit card donations (one-off and recurring) from a Donorfy Stripe widget embedded in charity's website

This option is available in the Donorfy Professional plan but not the Essentials plan

What is it? HTML code provided by Donorfy to embed in the charity website to provide an online giving form.

Pros

  • data goes straight into Donorfy
  • can be styled to charity's own brand
  • a bespoke donor journey & experience can be created

Cons

  • may need web designer involvement, but very relatively easy to do
  • cards expire so not the best payment method for recurring

For more information on implementing widgets on your website please see this article.

Accepting recurring donations via a GoCardless Direct Debit widget embedded in charity's website

This option is available in the Donorfy Professional plan but not the Essentials plan

What is it? HTML code provided by Donorfy to embed in the charity website  to provide an online giving form.

Pros

  • data goes straight into Donorfy
  • low cost
  • can be styled to charity's own brand
  • a bespoke donor journey & experience can be created

Cons

  • may need web designer involvement, but very relatively easy to do

Accepting credit/debit card donations (one-off and recurring) from a free-standing Campaign Donation page

Campaign Donation pages have been superseded by Donorfy Forms, this option is available in both the Donorfy Essentials and Professional plans 

What is it? A fixed format, hosted-by-Donorfy donation web page. Separate to the charity's website (unless in an iframe) meaning users are taken to the page and then returned to the charity website after the donation has been made. One page per Campaign.

Pros

  • data goes straight into Donorfy
  • low cost
  • little or no need to change website
  • incredibly easy to get started

Cons

  • limited styling (upload logo, add text and HTML if required)
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