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Nonprofit Donations - how to separate donations for different campaigns?

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Nonprofit Donations - how to separate donations for different campaigns?

Hi - I'm working with a non-profit on using Paypal to accept donations. They currently have a 'Donate' button on their site, but they would like to be able to accept donations for specific uses. How can I set it up so that each donation is flagged for a given 'cause' within this organization's various beneficiaries?

 

Thanks!

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Moderator

Re: Nonprofit Donations - how to separate donations for different campaigns?

So you can have seperate PayPal accounts per cause/charity which means money moves into seperate accounts. The other alternative is to set the differenciator in the "item_name" variable, or the "custom" variable.

Advisor

Re: Nonprofit Donations - how to separate donations for different campaigns?

Here's one example your can consider:

 

<!-- Start of Form -->
<form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<!-- If using a Business or Company Logo Graphic, include the "cpp_header_image" variable in your View Cart code. -->
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_donations">
<!-- Replace "business" value with your PayPal Email Address or Account ID -->
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="youremailaddress.com">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name">
<input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="WF-1001">
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="2">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<!-- Replace value with the web page you want the customer to return to after a successful transaction -->
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://www.yourwebsite.com/ThankYou.html">
<!-- Replace value with the web page you want the customer to return to after item cancellation -->
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://www.yourwebsite.com/Cancel.html">
<input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-DonationsBF:btn_donateCC_LG.gif:NonHosted">
<input type="hidden" name="button_subtype" value="products">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="cn" value="Add special instructions to the seller:">
<!-- -->Please enter your donation amount: (Example - 10.00)<br><br>
<input type="text" name="amount" size="5">
<br><br>Choose Your Organization:&nbsp;&nbsp;
<select name="item_name">
<option value="Widget Fund Donation - Good Will" selected>Good Will</option>
<option value="Widget Fund Donation - United Way">United Way</option>
<option value="Widget Fund Donation - Boys and Girls Club">Boys and Girls Club</option>
<option value="Widget Fund Donation - West Side Shelter">West Side Shelter</option>
<option value="Widget Fund Donation - Pets and Vets">Pets and Vets</option>
</select>
<br><br>
<input type="hidden" name="on0" value="In Memory Of">In Memory of - Enter Name:&nbsp;&nbsp;
<input type="text" name="os0">
<br><br>
<input type="hidden" name="on1" value="Tax Deductable Email Receipt Requested">Would you like a Tax Deductable Email Receipt?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<INPUT NAME="os1" type="radio" value="Yes" checked>Yes
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<INPUT NAME="os1" type="radio" value="No Thanks">No Thanks<br><br>
<!-- -->
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">
</form>
<!-- End of Form -->