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One of the benefits of Stewardship Technology’s platform, is that you can give donors the opportunity to cover the credit card processing fees. Our research shows, that when given the option, 70% of donors choose to cover this cost. By making a few adjustments to your settings, you can give donors this chance.
Create a Processing Fee Designation
Under the Designation tab click on Add to add your new Processing Fees designation.
Next, give this designation a name, summary, and description. Put a check in the Include on Tax Receipts box. Make sure to uncheck the Include in Catalog box. Then save your changes at the bottom of the page.
Adjust your Settings
Next hover your mouse over the gear icon at the top right-hand corner and click on Settings. Then put a check in the Donor Covers Transaction box. Use the drop-down box next to Designation to choose your newly created Processing Fees designation. Save all your changes at the bottom of the page.
Now when donors donate, they will be given the option to cover the cost of the processing fees.
That’s its – you’re done!
Please join us to learn more about our Donation Mangement Platform and our integrated products and services. All webinars will be held at 3pm EST.
June 21st: Training: Events and Custom Themes – Details To Come.
April 5th– Administrative Screens – new features focusing on designations and stat boxes.
Peer to Peer Fundraising and Crowdfunding – How to effectively use our platform for mission trips, race, run, walk events, capital campaigns and any fundraising event.
April 19th– Electronic Giving Solutions: Donation Management Platform features and functionality including our newly released Giving Forms, Administration tool upgrade, Event Registration functionality, Text to Give and Donor Management. The All In One Integrated Platform.
When: Apr 19, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
May 3rd– Electronic Giving Solutions: Donation Management Platform features and functionality including our newly released Giving Forms, Administration tool upgrade, Event Registration functionality, Text to Give and Donor Management. The All In One Integrated Platform.
When: May 3rd 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
May 17th– Electronic Giving Solutions: Donation Management Platform features and functionality including our newly released Giving Forms, Administration tool upgrade, Event Registration functionality, Text to Give and Donor Management. The All In One Integrated Platform.
When: May 17th: 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
June 7th: EGS Payroll with special guest speaker, Joanne Taylor
When: June 7th: 3:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
June 21st: Training: Events and Custom Themes – Details To Come.
By offering an online giving solution, your organization is opening up new ways to increase donations while saving time. We have seen a 40% increase in giving when an online solution is offered to donors.
Once your organization’s website is live, the next task to tackle is determining your fundraising strategy including online donations, text to give, donor management, peer to peer fundraising, event registration, and crowdfunding. Demographic data and information that once had to be manually captured and keyed into databases can now be automatically updated, be tracked, and used to reach out to donors at the time they like to give and track what they are truly passionate about.
To easily track who your donors are, make sure your website has a sign-up page that collects basic information; name, email, phone number, and address. By doing this, your organization will have a virtual phone book and the information can easily be looked up and accessed. Whenever you need to send out mass emails or generate a mailing list, it will always be up to date and ready.
Once online, there are many things you can automate that will help your organization. Items such as tax receipts, for example, can be sent immediately after a donation is made and customized emails that thank your donors for giving that can be shared on social media to generate additional interest in your cause. By virtually sending thank you’s, your organization will also save money on cards and postage stamps.
Be sure there is an option for donors to “share” when they have donated to your organization on their various social media accounts. In doing so, the advertisement is done, and the donor gets to brag about what they are involved in. To have this option, your organization will need to be active on different social media accounts, especially Facebook, but Twitter and Instagram are also important.
When initially setting up your organization’s website, make sure it is easy to access as well as easy to maneuver. If your website is frustrating to use because of the layout or simple site errors, you will likely lose donations because people will give up. Make sure the donation page actively protects the donor’s card, and they don’t have any hesitation about entering their credit card information on your page. Keeping all of your event calendars and stories up to date on your website will likely help build trust between your donors and your website.
When creating a site, it is easy to get caught up in perfection and hold back on releasing it to your volunteers and donors. Although you do want it to look great, it is important to remember to spend only 20% of your time creating the website and its content and 80% of the time promoting it. If the most beautiful site doesn’t have any foot traffic or views, there isn’t a point in it existing. Without donations and volunteers sharing your website, it will be hard for potential new members to learn more about your organization.
Another great way to reach a mass amount of people is to utilize your sign-up page. Make sure you send out monthly, or even bi-weekly newsletters to all of the emails entered on that page. By doing so, you are helping keep all members in the loop which limits confusion to any events that may be happening within the organization.
In a world with everything changing at the click of a button, it is essential to keep your organization relevant and active in donor’s minds. You can utilize your coveted volunteer efforts towards positions that will make a difference rather than keeping the books and sending thank you’s.
At Stewardship Technology our Electronic Giving Solutions platform easily integrates with your current website, allowing you to customize giving forms, offers text to give, peer to peer fundraising and crowdfunding options to your donors. You can manage your donors with our integrated donation management solutions at one low monthly fee and the lowest processing fees in the industry.
Contact us today for more information.