Here’s what you get with CanadaHelps Donate Now:
Unlimited Donations at a Lower Fee
Charities that use our Donate Now buttons and online donation forms to accept donations from their websites receive a lower transaction fee. CanadaHelps online fundraising tools are free to set up and maintain, and you only pay a 3.5% transaction fee per donation. The discounted fee takes effect immediately after we receive and validate your banking information. Learn more about our fees.
Donate Now Buttons
We make it easy to collect donations from your organization’s website; just add a CanadaHelps Donate Now button! Your donors will then be directed to a secure donation form with your branding where they can complete their donation before being redirected back to your website. Without any technical expertise, you can set up online fundraising in minutes!
Customize the donation pages donors see so they are branded like your website. When your Donate Now button directs donors to our secure site to complete their donations, we know you want to reassure them that they’re still connected to your organization. In a few simple steps, you can customize your donation forms to include your organization’s graphics and colours, gift arrays, and donation options. Learn more about Custom Donate Now donation forms.
Multiple Donation Options
Make sure your donors are able to give with different payment and donation options, standard with CanadaHelps Donate Now. Donors can make one-time donations or set up a scheduled monthly gift. Donors can designate their donations in honour or in memory of someone special and send a free e-card to notify the honouree. Further, donors can choose the payment option that works best for them: credit card, Interac, Paypal, Charity Gift Card, or a donation of securities.
Empower your donors to become fundraisers for your cause with CanadaHelps Fundraising Pages. Simple, easy, and free to set up, Fundraising Pages let your supporters create media-rich pages to compel their friends and family to give in support of your work.
Fundraise Now Buttons
Add a Fundraise Now button to your website and get your supporters fundraising on your behalf! Clicking Fundraise Now will prompt them to create a CanadaHelps Fundraising campaign, pre-selected with your organization and the specific fund that you have associated with your Fundraise Now button. In minutes, they’ll be ready to invite their family and friends to support your organization.
We know that having donor information is important to your organization for timely and effective donor stewardship. Through CanadaHelps, you instantly receive full donor records for every donation made to your organization. Donor records can be downloaded for easy integration with your existing donor database.
Customized Thank You Emails
Customize the thank you note that gets sent to donors following their donation to your organization. A timely and custom message is an important part of your donor stewardship program, and CanadaHelps makes it simple and easy to thank your donors promptly.
A growing number of donors are exploring causes and making donations using their phones and other mobile devices. With CanadaHelps, your donation pages are optimized for a mobile browsing experience, ensuring that donors are able to click and give no matter where they are!
Features of Donate Now with CanadaHelps:
- Automatic e-receipting
- Fully PCI-compliant donation processing
- Google Analytics integration
- Bilingual customer service
- Weekly donation deposits by EFT