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 Everyday Giving service.
If you have not yet registered for your DonateNow Lite account, instructions for that process may be found here.
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:
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.
Set Up Direct Deposit
To set up direct deposit, use the instructions here.
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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advantages of Everyday Giving over DonateNow Lite
DonateNow Lite is a no-subscription service that we make available to any 501(c)3 public charity. It has a 5% transaction fee that applies to each individual donation. For those that want more control over the appearance of their donation page(s), Everyday Giving is a low-cost, easy-to-use alternative that a nonprofit can scale as they grow, later adding more fundraising tools and abilities to grow their base of support. See our main website for details.