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Donately: App of the day

By Hannah Herman · August 26, 2020
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Nonprofit organizations do incredibly important work. But they're also notoriously lean teams with a lot on their plate—especially when it comes to raising money. And that can leave them without a lot of time for the work that actually matters: Helping people.

Enter Donately, a payment system designed specifically for nonprofits. It makes it dead simple to raise funds for charity projects without worrying about building your own site or handling credit card transactions yourself. Donately also provides a space for nonprofits to manage their donors and track online giving activity over time.

Getting started is incredibly simple. After you sign up for Donately, just connect your Stripe account—this is how Donately will process payments. If you run a nonprofit, you can also add your NPO status info. Doing this gets you access to Donately's lower fees and enables you to send your donors tax-deductible receipts.

On your account's Campaigns page, you can use the Manage tab to create a new fundraising campaign. There's also an option to allow Fundraisers, which lets donors start their own mini-fundraisers to share with their friends and followers. All the funds they raise get funneled back into your original campaign. Simply share your Campaign page and start raising funds immediately.

Or you can create a quick donation form to embed on your website. Alternatively, you can use Donately's API to build its fundraising into your app or site natively.

Donately takes a lot of the grunt work out of fundraising. Whenever someone donates to your campaign, Donately emails them the donation details and a tax-deductible receipt for their records. And if you raise cash donations—or need to manually enter credit card donations over the phone—you can add those yourself through Donately's site and still send the same receipts. Plus, it's all easy to track with Donately's dashboard, where you can view individual campaign performance, average gift size, and more.

Raising money with Donately is incredibly simple—and we'll raise the roof about that.

You can automate your fundraising with Zapier's Donately integrations. Here are a few popular workflows to get you started:

New to Zapier? It's a tool that helps anyone connect apps and automate workflows—without any complicated code. Sign up for free to use Donately with Zapier.

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Hannah Herman

Hannah Herman is a tech writer and native New Yorker. She’s written extensively on automation, digital innovation, and the ethics of AI. When she’s not writing, she’s probably reading; her favorite book is Anna Karenina.

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