When you are trying to raise money for a charity or a school program probably you want to accept all forms of payment as possible. In order to reach more people, you should offer an easy way people can donate money online to your organization/church by creating a donate button for your website. Many people use PayPal online to request donations for charities and other organizations. PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing easy payments and money transfers to organizations, businesses and individuals on the Internet. Millions of people use PayPal for online transactions because it is a reputable company and its services are free and easy to use.
Four Important Tips:
1. Publicize your website by placing the web address on the back of your business card or flyers that provide information about your organization. If many people know about your website, the more visitors you have and the more likely to receive donations.
2. Visit the PayPal website (link here) and sign up for a PayPal account. Check your PayPal account, providing information on their main bank account. The verification process is to avoid fraudulent transfers that occur within your PayPal account. You will receive instructions on how to link your bank account to your PayPal account.
3. Once your account has been verified, click the button “Merchant Services” on the website of PayPal. Click the “Create button” and then click on the section shows how to add a “Donate” button to your website. You will receive a special code to install on your website. You can do this easily by adding the code in a widget on your administration page.
4. Make sure the button “Donate” works by sending a donation to test your account. Money should appear in your PayPal account immediately. Once you have verified that you have properly configured the button, you can now start receiving donations online.
For a guide on getting started to creating a paypal doante button visit the page HERE and follow the instructions.