Ways to keep online donors on task

The most painful number in online fundraising is the gap between the number of people who arrive on a giving page and the number who actually complete the process of giving. Those people presumably intended to give, but something went awry.

You should do everything possible to make sure that whatever went wrong wasn’t your fault. Here are some ideas from npEngage on ways to keep donors on your donation page until they’ve donated (You have been abandoned):


  1. Include as few fields as possible
  2. Avoid a “review & confirm” step in the donation process
  3. Include a prominent security badge
  4. Remove captchas
  5. Include a short but compelling message on the form
  6. Use single-page forms
  7. Make sure your forms display well on mobile devices


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2 responses to “Ways to keep online donors on task”

  1. Removing captchas was a very good tips and this things are really need to consider.In Finland many people use to create different kind of ideas for their fundraising which now a days a very successful and many people help because of those idea.

  2. Removing captchas was a very good tips and this things are really need to consider.In Finland many people use to create different kind of ideas for their fundraising which now a days a very successful and many people help because of those idea.

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The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It’s already here. More.

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