Modular, Resuable, Metadata-Driven

Our unique Form Block system makes it easy for you to determine what information you collect from donors.

Dragging in a new text field to collect Suffix Name

Updating a Form Block

Form Blocks

Our forms are metadata-driven. This means we don't require that you ask anything from your donors. You determine what you want to collect and on what forms.

When you do want to collect information from your donors, you create a reusable Form Block. For Example, a "Donor Name" Form Block that asks for First Name, Last Name.

After you create a Giving Form, you can drag in any Form Block you want to use on that form. Some forms may need the Donor Name Form Block. Others might not, like if you are tracking their donor with their donor ID in the URL (see next section).

Dragging a Form Block into a Giving Form

Adding a Form Block

Not only are Form Blocks flexible, it makes maintenance easy. If you have 10 different Giving Forms using your Donor Name Form Block and you decide to also collect Suffix Name, it's an easy update. Edit the Donor Name Form Block, drag in a new field, hit save, and everything is automatically updated. All 10 forms online are now collecting Suffix Name and it took under a minute to change.

Easy Customization, on the Fly

Use special links to control the form: Hyperlink someone directly to a $20/month gift.

We make it easy to load up custom forms, track donor data, and select directed giving areas using custom URLs.


Scenario: New Giving Form Online in a Few Minutes

You want to send a special appeal out to your big donors and your normal giving page isn't the perfect fit. You would like a special thank you message and suggested giving amounts that are much higher than your normal forms. You spend a few minutes and create this new form and you are ready to hit send on the email... but it is Saturday, and no one is around to put your new giving form in the website. What do you do?

You just use your regular giving page and tell our system to load up your new form!

Regular Giving Form:
https://demo.customdonations.com/

Same page, but with a URL parameter that forces your new form to be loaded:
https://demo.customdonations.com/?cdFormKey=c0421f25-1a35-4f2c-aef5-5e05bda77fd3

You can control many aspects of your giving forms using custom URLs. Great for generating custom-tailored giving links from your email system. With one dynamic email, you each recipient can have a custom giving link that tracks their donor ID, selects their favorite scholarship, and prepopulates a suggested giving amount.

Use Custom URL parameters to controls forms:

cdFormKey
Load up a specific giving form other than the one specified in the embed code. URL value is provided with embed code.
demo.customdonations.com/?cdFormKey=c0421f25-1a35-4f2c-aef5-5e05bda77fd3

cdGiftAmt
Pre-select a gift amount. URL value is a number.
demo.customdonations.com/home/stoplight/?cdGiftAmt=100

cdRecur
Default gift option to recurring giving. Using this URL value will select recurring giving.
demo.customdonations.com/?cdRecur=1

cdMemberId
Track their donor ID through the gift to simplify gift processing. This is your CRM donor ID.
demo.customdonations.com/?cdMemberId=52361

cdAllocationId
Preselect a specific giving area. This is your CRM allocation Id.
demo.customdonations.com/home/directed/?cdAllocationId=10

trackingId
Track link source (i.e, one value for social media links and another for email links) to track which leads to more gifts.
demo.customdonations.com/?trackingId=eNews-5-18

URL param Example Value Purpose & Example Link
cdFormKey 46767b12-f059-4fbc-b686-4fef8d1919d4 Load up a specific giving form other than the one specified in the embed code. URL value is provided with embed code.
demo.customdonations.com/?cdFormKey=c0421f25-1a35-4f2c-aef5-5e05bda77fd3
cdGiftAmt 100 Pre-select a gift amount. URL value is a number.
demo.customdonations.com/home/stoplight/?cdGiftAmt=100
cdRecur 1 Default gift option to recurring giving. Using this URL value will select recurring giving.
demo.customdonations.com/?cdRecur=1
cdMemberId 52361 Track their donor ID through the gift to simplify gift processing. This is your CRM donor ID.
demo.customdonations.com/?cdMemberId=52361
cdAllocationId BRONZEGIFT Preselect a specific giving area. This is your CRM allocation Id.
demo.customdonations.com/home/directed/?cdAllocationId=10
trackingId eNews-5-18 Track link source (i.e, one value for social media links and another for email links) to track which leads to more gifts.
demo.customdonations.com/?trackingId=eNews-5-18

Using these URL parameters, it is very easy to create customized giving links to simplify the donor experience.

Simplify Directed Giving

It should be easy to launch giving forms that are catered specifically to the campaign, appeal, or fundraising needs. With Custom Donations, it is.

Laptop Rendering

Upload your directed giving areas into our Allocations system via our API, Excel upload, or by manually creating them.

Allocations are unlimited and tiered. Meaning if the donor selects an allocation area, say "College of Liberal Arts", and there are sub-options beyond that, they will automatically load as the donor chooses an area.

Using URL parameters, direct-link to any allocation in the system.

Scenario: Direct Link to A Scholarship

You create a giving form for Memorial Scholarships. This takes just a few minutes. Once the embed code is placed in your Memorial Scholarship page, you are done, and you have your dedicated Memorial Scholarship page with all your scholarships listed.

In this case, not only do you have a form where donors can select any memorial scholarship, each scholarship has its own unique URL, with no extra work on your part. That means you can share links to give directly to a specific scholarship. Easy for you. Easy for your donors.

The Memorial Scholarship Page
demo.customdonations.com/home/directed/

Preselecting a specific scholarship:
demo.customdonations.com/home/directed/?cdAllocationId=AFSLEWISL

Need to add a new scholarship? Manually enter the new scholarship in the Allocation system and Save. It's online! Share a direct link to that scholarship with the family. That just took a few minutes!

Fixed Gift Amounts

Need to handle memberships or sponsorships? Any directed giving area can be assigned a fixed donation amount or even a range for their gift amount:
https://demo.customdonations.com/home/directed/?cdAllocationId=GALA&cdFormKey=d96d08df-481a-4480-bc9d-9ef7fbbff6a1

Swipe / Chip Reader for In-Person Payments

By the end of Q2 2018, our Bluetooth swipe reader app will be ready for Windows devices (US-based customers).

Our app takes your normal online giving forms and allows for payment via a swipe machine, allowing you to take in person payments without introducing another vendor, or another payment processing flow, or extra fees. There is just a one-time hardware purchase.

Contact sales@customdonations.com for more information.

Tablet With Swipe Reader
Miura M10 Swipe Reader

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you accept online donations

Client Support

Reach a representative by emailing sales@customdonations.com.