Friday
Sep202013

CanadaHelps Custom Donate Now pages

CanadaHelps recently released Custom Donate Now pages for charities. These new donation pages give your organization more control over the look and function of your form, and offer donors an improved donation experience. Here are just some of the incredible things you can do with Custom Donate Now:
  • Customize the look of your donation page to reflect your brand
  • Create multiple pages for different campaigns or funds
  • Select which fields to include on the donation page
  • Set donation amounts and describe how donations impact your organization
  • Direct donors back to your website following a donation
  • Customize the thank you message donors receive with their tax receipt
Have you customized your page yet? Check out Science World British Columbia, Africa's Children Africa's Future, and Manitoba Eco-Network for some inspiration!
Friday
Sep132013

We want to hear about your learning and education needs!

As you may know, CanadaHelps launched the MyCharityConnects educational initiative in 2009, with the goal of helping charities learn about social media, online fundraising, and new technology. We offered webinars and in-person workshops to help charities learn more about these and other timely topics. At this time, we are interested in gaining a better understanding of what kind of learning opportunities charities and nonprofits are looking for, as well as desired delivery methods. Our goal is to grow and develop MyCharityConnects to better serve your evolving needs.
The survey will take less than 7 minutes to complete and will help shape our future training offerings. Your input is valued and greatly appreciated.

Click here to start the survey.

Friday
Sep062013

CanadaHelps has big plans for your charity! 

 

CanadaHelps is more committed than ever to be your one-stop-shop for online fundraising tools and services at the most affordable rates. These are exciting and busy times for CanadaHelps! Over the next few months, we will be introducing a redesign of the CanadaHelps website, as well as a number of new fundraising tools we know you'll love. Our latest enhancements came from your requests and feedback, so we're excited to tell you what's coming up! Here's a snapshot of the fantastic goodies and features that will be available soon for charities:
Now available: Custom Donate Now
Customize your donation form with new Custom Donate Now pages on CanadaHelps. These pages give your organization more control over the look and function of your form, giving donors an improved donation experience. Set up your Custom Donate Now pages in your account today.
Now available in your account: FUNDRAISE NOW buttons
Turn your supporters into online fundraisers! You now have access to FUNDRAISE NOW buttons that your organization can place on your website to encourage your supporters to fundraise for your organization by creating a CanadaHelps GivingPage.
New DONATE NOW buttons
Your organization will soon have access to a wide variety of new DONATE NOW buttons. With more colours, sizes and styles available, you are sure to find one that matches the look and feel of your website.
Donation Widget
In addition to your Donate Now button, this widget will allow you to accept donations directly from your own site with no redirects. The widget will make it easier and faster for your organization to collect donations, and can be easily embedded on your website.
Enhancements to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising with GivingPages
We are working on some exciting new features to our current GivingPages. Soon your charity will have the ability to manage multiple GivingPages that are associated with the same fundraising event, be able to customize the look and feel of your pages, add photos and videos, and much more!
Event Fundraising
CanadaHelps will soon be offering your organization the ability to set up and manage events directly from your CanadaHelps account. Sell tickets, send receipts for the charitable portion and view attendees in one easy location.