How do I accept donations?

The easiest way to accept donations is by creating Donation Tiers. This can done in the same way you would create an event ticket.

  1. Once you’ve created your event, click on Tickets from the left menu and then click the Add Ticket button to Add a Donation Tier as a Ticket.
  2. Enter the Title of your Donation Tier. In the video above we include the Donation Amount in the title.
  3. Enter the Donation Price and Quantity of donations you want to make available.
  4. Click the More Options button if you would like to add a brief description to this Donation Tier (as shown in the video above).
  5. Click Save to save your Ticket
  6. Click View to see how your Donation Tiers look on your event page.

Keep in mind your donation tiers or tickets will only show publicly once you’ve connected your Ticketstripe account to a merchant account, such as Stripe or Paypal.

Tips For Creating Donation Tiers

Studies show that creating 4-6 donation tiers or giving levels drives donations. This allows your donors to easily select the right tier for them.

When creating Donation Tiers it’s important to keep the descriptions short and select tiers that appeal to your audience.

Every Nonprofit is unique, so you will know best how to structure, name and describe your tiers. However, here are a few examples of what other Nonprofit customers have used:

Person-to-Person Tiers
$100 Covers 12 months of training for one child
$200 Trains two community violence prevention activists for a full year

Item-Based
$25 Covers one co-pay for a doctor’s visit or a prescription
$50 Provides nutritious groceries for one senior (age 65+) in need

Time-Based
$75 One 60 minute personalized yoga grief session
$150 Cover a month of grief support groups

Titles
$25 Slam Dunk
$50 Grand Slam
$75 Touchdown

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