Customized Higher Education Giving
Done Right.

Custom Donations is setting the standard in flexible, customizable, and easy-to-launch online giving forms that enable you to create the online forms needed to execute your overall fundraising strategy.

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If you need to


raise an annual fund
accept directed funds for scholarships
build a separate campaign for a giving day
focus your efforts on perpetual recurring giving
centralize fundraising efforts across multiple organizations or clubs
receive gifts for memorial/tribute programs
run a current student philanthropy campaign
increase pledge fulfillment or young alumni giving rates
centralize your site, call-center, and mobile app

Our online giving forms can support your goals!

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Main Giving Form

Minimize the number of clicks, reduce friction and increase your conversion rates by keeping your main giving form simple and in-brand.

This form will be embedded on your site so you don’t have to send your donors to a third party site that could potentially confuse them or cause them to abandon the process of making a gift.

Make fields collapsible if they’re not required so they only appear when necessary while the rest of your form stays clean and sharp!

Customize Forms for specific Use-Cases / Appeals

Are you securing donors for multiple causes such as study abroad scholarships, endowments and memorial giving, or a parent or faculty giving fund? Design your custom form and embed it directly within the page that addresses why donors should give to that cause.

Keep movement fluid rather than redirecting your donors to one main giving form and keep the process easy for them instead of making them do extra work searching around your website for how to appropriately designate their funds.

Single-Click Memberships

Use Case: Memberships

Simplify Membership giving by allow users to join or renew in as little as one-click!

Leverage custom membership forms for your specific needs. You have unlimited, tiered, flexible membership levels.

New Donors: In some cases, you may need a form that asks personal information or shows all membership levels.

Renewing Donors: In other cases, like when you are emailing a known constituent, you can easily bypass all personal information (and even select their membership level) to allow for an extremely streamlined membership process.

Auto-renew: Allow donors to join and have their membership auto-renew each year.

Enterprise Model
Affliates & Clubs

Custom Donations enables you to easily integrate with your affiliates. Enterprise accounts pay a yearly fee that offers two benefits: it removes our platform fee and allows you to onboard your affiliate organizations, chapters, or clubs. This means they have their own account with no additional charges. Donations made through their forms go directly into their Stripe account. Facilitate the transaction without the accounting complexities!

Other options include

  1. You can take a transaction fee when donations are made to your affiliates
  2. Donors can optionally make a one-time gift to your organization when making a gift to an affiliate

As an added benefit, you can track all donations both to you and to your affiliates. This automated data flow means you know immediately when a donor makes a gift to an affiliate organization.

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Use Case: Current Student Giving

If you are trying to boost giving from current students and recent graduates, we can help!

Let's face it: your main giving form is not easy to use -- it asks too many questions and that doesn't work well on mobile.

We have a different approach: create a giving form that is a perfect fit for this specific scenario. One client, the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M, built a form to allow students to give by just entering in their student ID number. Gifts are easily reconciled on the back-end using this unique identifier, and students get a streamlined giving form that works great on mobile.

The process is easy for the donors, easy for the fundraisers to create and update, and easy for your data team to reconcile.

Features

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No Setup Costs

Be up and running in minutes with no setup costs whatsoever, and no contracts for Basic accounts.

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Low Fees

Industry-leading rates with the option to have your donors cover 100% of your fees on each transaction.

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Complete Control

Pre-selected amounts or freeform? Need a full address or just an email? You decide exactly how your form will look.

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Recurring Donations

Eliminate the typical pain points of recurring donations through our automation features.

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Multiple Currencies

Choose to accept donations in localized currency for 25 supported countries.

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Fraud Protection

With Stripe as a payment processor, you have access to fully-integrated, advanced fraud protection tools.


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Accept the following payment methods

Accept Credit Cards
Accept Apple Pay
Accept Google Pay
Accept ACH / Bank Transfers

Pro

$4,500+ Annual Fee

Best for nonprofits that bring in more than $300,000 in annual online donations.

Yearly fee replaces our transaction fee
(standard credit card rates apply)

Create unlimited forms

Unlimited transactions

Unlimited directed giving allocations

 

Basic

1.5% Transaction Fee*

Best for any nonprofit looking to accept online donations with ease and control.

No contract or annual fee

Create unlimited forms

Unlimited transactions

Unlimited directed giving allocations

*standard credit card rates apply

 

Enterprise

$12,500 Annual Fee

Best for larger nonprofits that have affiliate organizations (chapters, clubs, etc.).

Yearly fee replaces our transaction fee
(standard credit card rates apply)

Create unlimited forms

Unlimited transactions

Unlimited directed giving allocations

2 included affiliate organizations

Who is Using Custom Donations?

Here are a few of our favorite clients