Online Giving Forms

Wow! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. We’ve had numerous customers asking us to provide an online giving form for them. And we’ve been happy to oblige. Working on these web forms in recent weeks made me wonder how many of our customers are aware that we can do this, so I thought I’d share what “this” is.

At Metafile, we can build, host, and provide integration for online giving forms.

In most cases, customers choose our “standard” form. With the standard form, you can choose which funds to allow donors to choose from (if any) and how you want the funds displayed (for example, “Unrestricted”). You can allow donors to make recurring monthly donations. You can choose from a number of fields to display (name and address information, for example). And, you can support gifts in tribute. With the standard form, part of the initial setup involves our “skinning” the form to match the branding on your website, providing your donors with a consistent website experience.

We also have a few cases where customers have highly customized needs. In those cases, we build a completely custom form.

Once the forms are built (from the standard or the custom options), we host the forms so that customers can provide their donors with a safe, secure giving experience. And we provide you, our customer, with a tool that allows you to securely transfer the donor data into your ResultsPlus database.

However, you don’t need to have us build and host your forms! As always, you can have anyone you wish “do” your online giving for you and still bring the information into ResultsPlus via our online gift retrieval as an option when creating batches in ResultsPlus. If you don’t know what this is, take a peek in the Help system to learn more!

If you are interested in learning more about any of the options, let us know with a call or email. Or, if you’ve built your own and have experience you’d like to share, please do so in the comments section!