How to add donations on your website using the Giving Widget

Everybody can get the ammado Giving Widget, our portable donations tool. With the ammado Giving Widget you can accept donations directly from your own website. It is free to use, and offers secure global donations in more than 80 currencies, and most major global and local payment methods. The widget will open up in the language of the user based on the users IP address (and if it is one of our supported languages).

To add the Giving Widget to your website or blog, go to any nonprofit or fundraiser profile page on ammado.com and click the "Promote Cause" button. On this page, click the "Get Giving Widget" link and paste the code to your website.


If you have an ammado account, you can access your account Giving Widget directly. Log in and go to "giving widget".

 

Here we provide configuration options to control the look and feel of the Giving Widget on your website. You do not need to keep updating the embedded code every time you modify one of these customisation settings as the settings are stored with your ammado profile rather than in the embed code itself. Simply embed the widget code once on your site and you can change the beneficiary and the look and feel afterwards.

 

 

Types of Giving Widgets 

You can choose between 3 different types of Giving Widget:

1. The Open Widget

The open widget is our default widget that supports any of our 1.6 million nonprofits (jncluding all US 501(c)(3) organizations) or fundraisers, giving donors great choice.

It is especially recommended for companies wishing to empower their employees to support their favorite nonprofits.

If you want to embed the widget on your own site, such as your company intranet, you can find the code here:www.ammado.com/getgivingwidget. Log in for further customization options such as size and color. It takes merely minutes to embed the code on your site.

This is what the open widget typically looks like:

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2. Widget With One Beneficiary  

You can pre-populate the widget to support one beneficiary - either a nonprofit or a fundraiser. Today this represents the most common use of the ammado widget:

  • Nonprofits can choose to support their own organization
  • Companies can choose to collect donations for a company-specific fundraising campaign
  • Bloggers can set up and promote a fundraiser for a personal challenge such as a marathon

Every nonprofit or fundraiser is featured in their specific Giving Widget on their own profile pages. You can view the Giving Widget when clicking the ‘Donate’ button on any nonprofit or fundraiser.

You can get the code or set a company widget to one particular beneficiary by clicking the ‘Promote’ button, which you can find on any nonprofit/fundraiser profile page and then choose ‘Get Giving Widget’.

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3. Widget Featuring A Whitelist

In its most powerful form, the widget can feature either multiple campaigns or multiple nonprofits at once. Through a whitelist, a company can set up a widget to display multiple fundraisers or support multiple nonprofits. Or a nonprofit can decide to promote different campaigns of which the nonprofit is the beneficiary. A good example is the whitelisted widget of the Federation of the Red Cross, which is placed on its website atwww.ifrc.org. This widget promotes the IFRC's most current and relevant fundraising appeals - and can be amended without having to re-embed the Giving Widget. 

Below is an image of how the IFRC Giving Widget opens up and overlays the text once the ‘donate’ button is clicked on www.ifrc.org:

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Note that if you are logged in as a nonprofit, your widget will be automatically configured to collect donations directly for your nonprofit. You can change your widget to present either 1 nonprofit or fundraiser for donors to donate to; alternatively, you can select up to 30 nonprofits and fundraisers for donors to select from. 

 

  • For more sopisticated requirements - such as restricting the nonprofits to certain countries or categories, please contact support@ammado.com and we can set this up - there are no number limitations in this scenario
  • We offer colour skins for the widget to help match with your website theme

  • We offer 3 sizes for the Giving Widget - expanded full widget (by default) or smaller landscape and portrait buttons which will expand into a full size widget when clicked

Some users will want more control of the donation widget on their website and we suggest you check out our donation API. If you have a problem embedding the widget code please contact us at support@ammado.com.

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