Setting up Donations With or Without Stripe

Created by Brittany Crow, Modified on Wed, 29 Nov 2023 at 02:41 PM by Brittany Crow

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If your organization wants to collect donations through your site, you can with a Stripe account! However, you can share other ways for volunteers to donate on your site without it. In this article, we cover:

So you know: Stripe charges a flat rate of 2.9% plus 30¢ for each successful card charge. Galaxy Digital doesn't receive a percentage of the donations made through your site.


How to setup donations with Stripe

If you'd like for volunteers to donate directly through your site, you'll need to have a Stripe account.

✏️ Quick tip: Be sure to copy down your API keys from your Stripe account before you get started—including your Publishable Key and your Secret Key. These are found on the API keys page of your Stripe account dashboard. 

  • When you set up donations with Stripe on your site, volunteers see a Donate button on the utility bar: 

To set up donations on your site with Stipe

1. Go to Settings > Integrations.

2. Paste your Publishable Key and Secret Key into their fields. 

3. You can customize the Introduction and Thank-you messages however you'd like: 4. Remember to click Submit Changes


How to setup donations without Stripe

It's okay if you don't have a Stripe account! There are other ways for you to collect donations on your site. You can: 

  • Add a link in your Image Rotator. 
  • Create a Custom Page that includes additional information about how you collect donations, links to the donation software of your choice, and where the proceeds go. 
    • Custom pages can also be linked in spotlights and the image rotator. 

So you know: The Donate button won't appear in your top utility bar when you setup donations without Stripe.