How to Create a Donation Page on Classy

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016 04:20PM PDT

‚ÄčIn the last article, we mentioned some common donation page uses, like a main donate button on your site or an email fundraising campaign. Classy’s peer-to-peer, event, or crowdfunding campaign builders include donation page customization within the campaign creation workflow. Regardless of campaign type, Classy donation pages follow the same best practices, so let’s start with a stand-alone donation page. Then, you’ll know how to customize a donation page for both unique instances and full campaigns!

1. Navigate to your fundraising tab
2. Select "Donation Page" from the Create New dropdown
3. Edit your donation page headline and supporting appeal

Pro tip. Customize the headline and appeal to match your homepage or specific campaign messaging. Remind donors, one last time, how important their support is.

4. Set the Appeal Details

Appeal details allow you to set donation amounts, prefill a donation amount, and select what kind of donation is preferred. Since we’re walking through a basic page for now, simply select “one-time.”

5. Set the Dedication Settings

You can enable/disable certain donation dedication aspects for your campaign. For example, allow donors to dedicate a gift to a loved one and send them an eCard (Pro Feature Only)

6. Set FAQs

Each donation checkout page has a FAQs section. Set language about tax deductibility or add custom FAQs so you’re proactive about supporter engagement and trust. You can add as many FAQs as you want (hooray!)

7. Set Any Additional Settings

The last section has various settings that you may want to enable or disable. Some examples: allow someone to leave a comment, donate anonymously, op-in to your email list, ask donors if they want to cover transaction fees (referred to as “fee on top of donation”).

8. Make Sure to Hit Save

The last section has various settings that you may want to enable or disable. Some examples: allow someone to leave a comment, donate anonymously, op-in to your email list, ask donors if they want to cover transaction fees (referred to as “fee on top of donation”).

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