Charitable Blog

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Charitable 1.5: Ready for Testing

October 13, 2017

After months of development, Charitable 1.5 is nearly ready for release. This is the first major release of 2017, and includes tons of new features and a myriad of improvements and bug fixes. But we need your help! We need as many people as possible to test it now, before release. Click here to download the beta.…

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How Dollar Giving are Making a Big Impact in Hartford, Connecticut

September 20, 2017

An interview with Kevin Prechtl, Associate Director of Dollar Giving Dollar Giving is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity focused on small donations that give back in a big way to the local community. The Dollar Giving network features fundraising campaigns with attainable goals and a focus on quickly and easily raising money through the power…

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Add Donors to Your Campaign Monitor Lists

July 11, 2017

We just released version 1.1.0 of Charitable Newsletter Connect, with a few new features, some bug fixes and support for Campaign Monitor. Integrate with Campaign Monitor The major new feature in this release is the addition of support for Campaign Monitor. Campaign Monitor has been around for a long time and has built up a…

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Customize Your WordPress Donation Form — Without Code

March 17, 2017

When I started chatting to nonprofits about their online fundraising system, many mentioned the same problem: the fundraising platform they used did not give them enough control. Too often, they were set up as a one-size-fits-all solution. As we began developing Charitable, we knew that we wanted to give users a way to tailor it to…

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How We Improved Our Easy Digital Downloads Integration

March 15, 2017

Version 1.1.0 of Easy Digital Downloads Connect comes out today, with a few key bug fixes and some new features. If you use it, read on to find out what’s new.

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The 5 Key Ways Monthly Giving Benefits Your Non-Profit

March 9, 2017

Start accepting monthly donations with WordPress today.

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Grow Your Non-Profit’s Email Newsletter List

March 2, 2017

Newsletter Connect is a fuss-free way for you to add people to your mailing list when they donate. Email marketing is a powerful way for you to remain in touch with your donors. Research shows that non-profits raise $44 per 1000 fundraising emails delivered, which is an incredible return when you consider just how cheap newsletter…

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Pricing Update: PWYW Packages Change Next Week

February 27, 2017

tldr; The minimum & suggested prices for our PWYW packages will be bumped up on Monday, March 6. It’s been nearly a year since we first launched Pay What You Want pricing for our Pro and Plus packages. That year has seen a lot of growth for Charitable, and we have enjoyed supporting organizations of all shapes…

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Sell Tickets to Your Fundraising Event with WordPress

February 22, 2017

A lot of fundraising may have moved online, but real world fundraising events like gala dinners still represent a key component of many organizations’ annual fundraising. Today, I want to show how you can use your WordPress website to sell tickets to your gala dinner — and automatically link it into an online fundraising campaign.

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A More Secure Authorize.Net

February 16, 2017

In the latest release of Charitable Authorize.Net, we added support for Accept.js. Here’s why that matters for your website’s donation process.

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Supercharge Your Online Fundraising in 2017 with Recurring Donations

February 6, 2017

Finally — our Recurring Donations plugin is here! Start accepting monthly donations on your website today.

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UK Charities: Start Accepting Gift Aid on Your WordPress Donations

October 26, 2016

If you’re a UK charity, this one’s for you: We’ve just released an extension that allows you to quickly and easily start accepting Gift Aid donations.

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How PayPal’s SSL Certificate Upgrade Will Affect You — And How You Can Prepare for It

September 11, 2016

PayPal is in the process of making a series of security-related upgrades to its platform.

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How We Improved Logins and Registrations in Charitable

August 30, 2016

One of the key focuses of Charitable development lately has been the front-end user login and registration process. Version 1.4.0 introduced a password reset process. Today we’re releasing version 1.4.2, which includes several enhancements to the login and registration forms. Note: If you are already using the Charitable shortcodes for login and registration, there are some…

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One year in review

Charitable: Year One in Review

August 21, 2016

One year ago today, we released version 1.0 of Charitable on WordPress. As we turn a new page, I wanted to take some time to reflect on and share our experiences over this past year.

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