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Donations are a great way to reward someone for their work and also, there is a number of a non-profit organisation who depends on their website created on WordPress to raise funds through donations.

So, if you are one that offers products for free and wants to raise some funds to support your hard work or if you run any kind of not profit organisation and want to raise some funds for a project, you’ll need to use a donation plugin that can be placed at prominent place of the site so that it is visible to all the visitors.

In this WordPress Wednesday post, I am going to share some of the best donation plugins all for free that will minimise your worries and collect your funds in an effective manner.

1. Give – Free

Give is a donation plugin for WordPress. The plugin was built from the ground up for all your fundraising needs, Give provides you with a powerful donation platform optimized for online giving.

Give, transforms the way you accept online donations. Where you can accept charitable gifts through customizable donation forms, view donation statistics and reports, manage donors, and integrate with a wide variety of third-party gateways and services.

2. Donorbox – Free

Donorbox is a unique WordPress Donation plugin, helps your organisation quickly embed an optimised recurring donation form in your website. The form builder allows you to collect custom questions from your donor, ask your donor where to designate her donation, and dedicate her donation in honour of someone.

There are many other features of our WordPress Donation Plugin that your organisation may find useful including customizable receipt text, PayPal donation, Salesforce & MailChimp integration, and much more. Donorbox is available in Español, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Português and last but not least English. ACH donations and Corporate matching integration are in the works.

Donorbox is free for your first $1,000 donation every month. Stripe merchant account charges 2.9% + $0.30 for credit card processing. Fees can be discounted for registered nonprofits.

3. Charitable – Free

Charitable is the donation plugin that gives you everything you need to start accepting donations today, for free. Designed to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, Charitable allows non-profits and developers to create powerful fundraising platforms on their own website.

4. Philantro – Free

Philantro is a donation and donor management platform for nonprofits and political organisations . Securely accept donations, track valuable metrics, donors and campaign performance. Our official plugin integrates the Philantro platform into your website and requires organizations to be registered with Philantro. You’re free to demo a test account first.

5. PayPal Donations – Free

This WordPress plugin adds a PayPal donation shortcode and sidebar Widget to WordPress. The options menu lets you setup you PayPal ID and a few other optional settings. You can choose which donation button you want to use or if you want to use your own button. You can also set an optional default purpose and reference which can be overridden on each inserted instance with the shortcode options or in the Widget settings. There is also options available for currency, localization of the button, custom payment page style and the return page.


WordPress Wednesday – 5 Free WordPress Donations Plugins