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How to Collect Donations on Your Website
May 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Accepting donation payments on your WordPress website is an extremely important task.
There are various reasons for getting donations: it can be a great source of raising funds for the different non-profit organizations, charities, bloggers, and developers as well.
If you are a developer and offering free products, you can raise your funds using a donation button on your website to get inspiration to do more stuff or if you are a blogger and you are running a number of websites that are providing free stuff, you also can do so in this regard.
Suppose you create a website for a charity or non-profit organization, you need to help them raise funds for executing different projects.
Many times, donors prefer to donate online instead of sending checks in the mail or in cash. Making donations online is kind of hassle-free, straight forward, and quick, that’s why they prefer to pay online. Moreover, an online donation can reduce fundraising cost that attracts more supporters. In these days, a fast, secure and convenient donation is desired by everyone.
There are dozens of WordPress donation plugins available in the market. Check out these articles for the popular ones:
12 Best WordPress Donation and Fundraising Plugins (2020) [WP Beginner]: https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-wordpress-donation-plugins/
5 Best Plugins to Accept Donations with WordPress[WP Explorer]: https://www.wpexplorer.com/donation-wordpress-plugins/
The problem is that not all of them are easy to setup and use, and a lot of them are not supported in Uganda.
You need a donation plugin that is reliable, works on mobile as well as desktop computers, supports your preferred payment gateway, sends receipts to donors, allow donors to make recurring donations, and is customizable enough to look good on your website. On top of all that, you want a WordPress donation plugin that charges the least amount of fees.
Receiving payments online has been made simplified by Flutterwave Inc. and it should not be quantum physics. Flutterwave’s Rave Payment Forms Plugin is easy to setup as described in this tutorial: https://flutterwave.com/us/blog/developer-stories/creating-a-donation-page-with-wordpress-and-rave
Rave accepts several Payment Methods, including Mobile Money, Credit card, Debit card and Bank account payments directly on your WordPress site via the popular Rave payment gateway available in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
This Thursday at 4pm, Flutterwave Inc. Uganda Country Lead, Mr. Nielsimms Sangho, will be joining us via Zoom, in a meetup about receiving donations online and the surrounding issues. We shall also have a step by step demo on how to setup the donations on WordPress. Participants will also share other options and experiences.
This event will be held on Zoom. To attend, please click on the ‘Attend’ button to register & confirm your attendance in order to reveal the Zoom meeting join link which will also be sent to your email after registration. If you’re joining on mobile, kindly install the ‘Zoom Cloud Meeting App’ from the Google Play/IOS store prior to the meeting on Thursday at 4pm.
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