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Set up a donation form with one-time and monthly donation options

Learn how to set up a donation form for one-time or monthly donations on Zeffy!

Create your donation form:

  • Log into your Zeffy dashboard on a computer.
  • Click on "My forms" in the menu bar on the left. Click on "+ New form" and select the Donation option

    1) Add your general information

    • Add a form title, select your language, and add a description for your donors about your non-profit or what the donation will be used for
    • Click on "Next" at the top right-hand corner of the page. 

    ❗Checkbox "add campaign target."

    If you would like a regular donation form (without a thermometer and without a public list of contributors),  make sure to leave this option unchecked. This cannot be changed later.

    2) Customize your donation form

    • You are now in the "Create your form" section of the page.
    • You can customize the pre-suggested donation amounts and add a description next to each amount.
    • You can also turn on or off either one-Time or Monthly donations.
    • To activate yearly donations, click on "Give the option to make an annual donation" below the one-time and monthly options.

    💡 Please note: All our forms also have an open field where donors can enter the amount of their choice!

    • Turn on automatic tax receipt generation if you want a tax receipt to automatically be generated when a donor makes a donation. ➡️ Don't see this option? Your account might not be set up correctly (learn more here)

    • Add your logo, an image or a video link to customize the look of your form!

    • Add custom questions to your donors! 

    If you have multiple funds within your organization, you can add a multiple choice question here allowing donors to choose where their funds will be allocated towards!

    • Customize the thank you email to your donors that they receive when they make a donation.

    Click on "Create" in the top right of this page once you're done with this section. This will finalize the creation of your form and will save it in your dashboard so that you can go back and edit it. If you don't click on create, your edits and creation will be lost. 

    3) Advanced Settings

    • In your advanced settings, you can:
      • Activate an "in honour or in memory of" donation option
      • Enable paying by cheque for payments above 500$.
      • Add your email in the notification field so that you can be notified each time somebody makes a donation on your form.

    4) Share your form

    Once your form configuration has been finalized and you're ready for it to be publicized, you'll be able to share it with your community. To learn how to share your form, consult the instructions here: Sharing your Zeffy form.