So you've crafted your story and chosen your most compelling images...your donation page is looking good! Now what?
Set Up your Donate Button
It's important that you add a Donate button to your website (if it's not already there!) When you select a button, remember that it should ideally be:
- A contrasting color.
- Prominently placed.
In short - don't make your supporters search for your donate button. Make it simple for them to give from any page on your website. If you don't yet have a button, there are many free services that can help you design your button image. Try it out!
Linking your Donation Page
Be aware: Network for Good donation pages should always be hyperlinked from a button or text, rather than embedded in the page. The reason for this is twofold:
- Embedding the NFG donation page in your website can cause security problems for the transactions (we wouldn't want that!)
- You can improve completion rates by removing distractions (like the menu bar of your main site.) We don't want your donors to get sidetracked once they feel the impulse to give.
If you have a person who manages your website for you, simply provide them with the URL to your donation page. To find the URL, log in to your Fundraising Pages, then locate the campaign page you'd like to put on your website. Click View Campaign Page, then just copy the URL from the browser.
We recommend assigning your main donation page (the one that's always up on your website) to your Giving Site Homepage. This is a simple, customized URL that you selected when you signed in, and it will never change. It's great to use this link across platforms, so if your campaign changes your donors won't follow a broken link.
You can find your homepage link on the My Campaigns page. Click Change to view the link or change which donation page is associated with it.
Need Help Setting Up a Hyperlink?
If you don't find your service on this list, try Googling "Hyperlinking an Image in [Name of Your Website Building Service]"
Once you've finished fancying up your webpage, how about going for extra credit? Try adding a donate button to Facebook too!