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Registered: ‎10-27-2010

How do I set up DonateNow Lite?

Note: To use the DonateNow Lite service, your organization must be listed on GuideStar (www. guidestar.org). In order for an organization to be listed on GuideStar, it must have received 501(c)3 status from the IRS as a sole nonprofit entity. Unfortunately, we are unable to list programs, groups, or departments that are not recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 exempt organizations in their own right. If you would like to receive donations via a Fiscal Sponsor, please use our DonateNow service.

 

STEP ONE: Create Your Link 

 

To create your organization's DonateNow Lite URL, simply add your organization's EIN (Employer Identification Number) to the end of the following URL. Remember to test the link before you add it to your website.

 

-Add Your EIN:

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=your_ein_goes_here  

 

-Example Link:

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=77-0084637

 

Please note that the DonateNow URL should be linked to directly and not inserted into a frameset. Now you can add this link with a button to your website. 

 

STEP TWO: Choose an Image

 

To use one of the images below, you will need to right-click on the image to save it to your computer and place it on your website (you may need help from your webmaster) where you would like the DonateNow button to appear.

 

Donate Now

Donate Now

Donate Now

Donate Now

 

 

Sample:

 

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Apply for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

You can also have your donations deposited directly to your organization’s bank account by applying for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).   If you are not registered for EFT, check payments for your donations will be mailed to the address listed on your GuideStar Nonprofit Report.

Payments are sent to your organization on the 15th of each month and will include all donations processed in the previous month.


Find out more about EFT here: http://www.thenetworkforgood.org/t5/DonateNow-My-Account/Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Electroni... 

 

Register to Access Your Donation Tracking Report

Be sure to check out your reports so that you can view further details about your donors and see a breakdown of what's included in your check or EFT. To access your reports, register your EIN here: https://www.networkforgood.org/npo/MyAccount/Login.aspx

Update Your GuideStar Nonprofit Report

To make the most of Network for Good’s service, you should make sure that your GuideStar Nonprofit Report is updated so that donors coming to our website and partner sites get the most up-to-date information about your charity.  You can update your GuideStar information by visiting http://www.guidestar.org and log in. After logging in (or registering if you haven't already), please follow the online instructions for updating your GuideStar listing. If you need additional help, you may contact GuideStar Support.

 

Learn About the Advantages of DonateNow over DonateNow Lite: http://www.thenetworkforgood.org/t5/DonateNow-My-Account/What-s-the-difference-between-DonateNow-and...