June 12, 2014

Simple Donation – Making Giving Easy

While embedded widgets, eye catching graphics, and social media icons may look right at home on a technology website, they aren’t the appropriate features for inspiring donors to give to churches and other nonprofit organizations. In most cases, overly complicated donation forms are more likely to turn potential donors away from an organization than to promote generous giving. Simple Donation recognizes this, which is why the company has created a straightforward donation platform with a focus on simplicity.

To start accepting donations for your church or nonprofit online, create a Simple Donation account and embed the provided form on your website. Simple Donation is deceptively simple. Donors don’t have to create an account to give, and they only have to click one button—which says “Give Now”—to submit their donation forms. Instead of clicking from page to page, donors just need to enter their contact information, select an amount, and choose a payment method. Simple Donation accepts funds from credit card or eCheck, and donors have the option to give once or on a recurring basis.

When organizations use Simple Donation to collect funds, they don’t have to worry about tracking individual donations or deposits. Complete donor reports are available through the dashboard. For churches and nonprofit groups that are looking for a bare bones, straightforward way to collect funds online, Simple Donation is an excellent solution.

Practical Uses:

  • Collect donations from your parishioners
  • Ask group members to donate money through your website
  • Allow donors to give money on a recurring basis

Insider Tips:

  • Embed a donor form on your website via an iFrame
  • Organizations can accept payments through credit cards or eCheck
  • Allow donors to give instantly via text message
  • Simple Donation integrates with Fellowship One, The City, MailChimp, and Church Community Builder

What we liked:

  • Donors don’t have to click from page to page when trying to give money
  • Simple Donation’s forms are completely straightforward and easy to understand
  • Donors can give money without creating an account
  • Organizations can generate complete rundowns of the money they’ve collected

What we didn’t like:

  • Groups with the Basic plan can only run a maximum of three funds or campaigns


Company Info:


  • Basic plan is $26 per month, paid annually
  • Standard plan is $44 per month, paid annually
  • Pro plan is $89 per month, paid annually
  • Premium plan is $224 per month, paid annually

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