WORDPRESS DONATION APPLICATION/PLUGIN
Note: The terms application and plugin are used synonymously.
Plugin: A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites.
In this report, add-on and extension are used synonymously. Add-on and extension extend functionality to the core application/plugin.
There are several quality donation applications/plugins for WordPress. After research, I do not recommend WooCommerce and WooCommerce Donation applications..
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that provides a product store, built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress. It is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.
If RGV LEAD were running an online store, or would like to make an online store part of their non-profit site, it’s worth researching the WooCommerce Donation Plugin to accept donations through the eCommerce store. However, at this time, eCommerce is not the priority; a seamless online donation platform is.
In researching a donation application, I looked at:
Best value / fee structure
Support for PayPal
Forms & reports
Focus on recurring payments
I selected two as possible solutions.
- Give – Donation Plugin and Fundraising Platform
- Charitable – Donation Plugin
The Give donation plugin is widely used for its terms of pricing, looks, functionality, forms, and paid add-ons.
Give online demos
The Give plugin is free and there are no transaction fees. However, paid add-ons are paid monthly. For example, the recurring donation feature is a paid monthly add-on. Paid add-ons is how the company makes money.
Add-on Monthly Plans
Charitable donation plugin is a very robust application with all the bells and whistles. One unique feature is the ability to solicit donations based on location. Charitable does not charge transaction fees.
The online support includes a ticketing system, FAQ, documentation, and a blog.
Charitable Price Plans