How do I allow supporters to donate online? How can I get it done quickly? Are online donations secure?
by Lynn Eriksen
For easy online payments Paypal Donations is a simple, affordable choice that allows supporters to make payments at their convenience with little set up cost or on going overhead for you.
Getting setup with Paypal is easy. All you need is an e-mail address and your bank account routing address and you’re ready to go. When you sign up you'll want to register your account as a 'Premier Account' which allows you to use the donation services.
When your ready to set up your donation page, Paypal has a set of tools to set up and customize your donations.
How does it work?
When a supporter clicks on a Paypal-created ‘Make a Donation’ button they will be directed to a special page on the Paypal site. On this page they can specify their donation amount and choose payment options that including using credit card or a Paypal account. Payments are made in a secure manner on the Paypal web site, using the same type of security that online retailers such as Amazon.com and online banking services use. Supporters can be optionally sent back to your web site after the transaction is completed.
Can I get it custom?
Your ‘Make a Donation’ button can completely suited to your web site, and the Paypal donations service has some additional advanced features. The appearance of the Paypal donations page can be customized, but the changes you can make are more limited than you can make on your own web site.
Can I see Good Examples?
You can see a good examples of Paypal Donations on EmbracingGrace.com.