Customizing

Using Custom URL Parameters

Custom Donations is the easiest way to create custom forms and track donor data and select directed giving areas using custom URLs.

Consider the following scenario. You want to send a special appeal to your big donors and your regular 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?

With Custom Donations, since this is a modular and flexible platform, you simply use your regular giving page and tell our system to load the new form.

For example, here is a regular giving page: https://demo.customdonations.com/

And here is the same page, but with a special parameter added to the URL that allows your new form to be loaded: https://demo.customdonations.com/?cdFormKey=c0421f25-1a35-4f2c-aef5-5e05bda77fd3

With custom URL parameters, you can control many aspects of the giving forms you create. This allows you to generate custom-tailored giving links from your email system. With one dynamic email, each recipient can have a custom giving link that tracks their donor ID, selects their favorite scholarship, and pre-populates a suggested giving amount.

URL Parameter
Example Value
Description and Example Link
cdAllocationId
BRONZEGIFT
Preselect a specific giving area. This is your CRM allocation Id.

demo.customdonations.com/home/directed/?cdAllocationId=10

cdEmail
no@reply.com
If the email address of the donor is known, you can repopulate it so they don't need to fill it in at check out.

demo.customdonations.com/?cdEmail=sales@customdonations.com
cdFormKey
46767b12-f059-4fbc-b686-4fef8d1919d4
Load a unique giving form that is different from the default form on the giving page. The URL parameter is provided with the 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
cdMemberId
52361
Track a donor ID through the gift to simplify gift processing. This is your CRM donor ID.

demo.customdonations.com/?cdMemberId=52361
cdRecur
once
monthly
quarterly
yearly
Default gift option to either one-time or recurring gift.

demo.customdonations.com/?cdRecur=monthly
cdRecurDate
20181221
The lets you set a future date for a recurring gift.

demo.customdonations.com/?cdRecur=monthly&cdRecurDate=20181221
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