Charitable Blog

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Charitable 1.4 Features Responsive Styling and More

August 11, 2016

TL;DR: We just released a huge update for Charitable. Highlights include better support for small screens, a new shortcode and complete user-facing login and registration workflow. Charitable 1.4 is coming out today, nearly six months since we released version 1.3. That’s a long time between major releases – too long for my liking – but the result is…

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Accept Donations in South African Rand with PayFast

July 6, 2016

Our goal is for Charitable to be a donation plugin for organizations every everywhere — not just in currencies that are supported by PayPal. That’s why we created our PayUMoney extension last year; it’s why we built out our Easy Digital Downloads integration; and it’s why we just made it possible for you to accept donations in South…

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Charity Hackathons in Cape Town & Oregon in July

June 10, 2016

Two awesome events are taking place halfway across the world from each other this July 16. Cape Town and Bend, Oregon will both be playing host to do_action events: charity hackathons where small teams create a free website for a local non-profit organization in a single day. If you’re in Cape Town or Bend, you…

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Create Your Dream Fundraising Platform with WordPress

June 1, 2016

Ben is a 32-year old with a solid job and a lingering desire to create something entrepreneurial. His parents ran a small business when he grew up, and it was a tough road for them at times. He always admired their work ethic and commitment. In the community where he lives, Ben sees in some of his…

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Why We Moved to a Pay What You Want Model

March 2, 2016

We had a mini relaunch here on WPCharitable last week. The homepage got a refresh, we rolled out our theme Reach, and we launched a new Charitable Plus package to complement Charitable Pro. But the bit that I want to talk about today is why we decided to move to a Pay What You Want pricing…

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Charitable in 2015 and the year ahead

December 31, 2015

As the year draws to an end, we thought we’d take a minute to share the journey so far and a little taste of what’s to come — in the most geeky way possible. View the code on Gist.

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Accept Donations with Authorize.Net

December 29, 2015

2015 is nearly over, but we thought we’d push out one last extension for the year: Charitable Authorize.Net allows you to accept donations through Authorize.Net. The plugin is designed to be easy to use: Just install it, add your transaction key & API login ID (both available via Authorize.Net’s merchant area) and you are ready…

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Donations with Easy Digital Downloads and Charitable

November 24, 2015

We teased it a few weeks ago, but Charitable Easy Digital Downloads Connect is finally available. For e-commerce stores who want to contribute to more than their bottom line, Charitable Easy Digital Downloads Connect offers a seamless way to raise money for causes you care about. We see examples of in e-commerce all the time: Californian wine…

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Interview with Yael Reinhardt-Matsliah

November 20, 2015

Yael Reinhardt-Matsliah is a former activist turned web designer and the owner of Pixel Happy Studio, a design studio based in Israel. Yael works with clients all over the world who share her commitment to make the world a better place. We came across Yael earlier this year while she worked on a brand new website…

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PayUMoney: A Payment Gateway for Indian NGOs

November 12, 2015

Our latest extension is a payment gateway add-on, created especially for Indian organisations. Our PayUMoney plugin lets your supporters donate through PayUMoney, where they can pay with their credit or debit card, internet banking or rewards program.

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Charitable 1.2 is Ready to Download

October 30, 2015

Featuring Customizer Support, Dashboard Stats and Easier Donation Receipts Charitable 1.2 comes out today, bringing with it a huge list of improvements. Here are a few highlights:

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A Sneak Peek at Our Easy Digital Downloads Extension

October 26, 2015

We have been working hard on our next extension: Charitable Easy Digital Downloads Connect. We’re not quite done yet, but I thought I would share a little of what the plugin looks like and how you might use it.

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Matchme: A Crowdfunding Platform for Donation Matching

October 13, 2015

An interview with Jeremy Peskin, Co-founder and President of Matchme A few weeks ago, Matchme.org launched as a free donation matching platform, connecting non-profits with businesses that want to make a social impact. The website launched at an interesting time. Google’s matching donation campaign for Syrian refugees raised an impressive €10 million, showing just how big an impact businesses…

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising & Crowdfunding with Charitable

October 6, 2015

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a powerful fundraising channel for your non-profit. It gives your supporters a way of doing much more than just making a donation. As they create fundraising campaigns, your supporters spread awareness of your organisation through their network of family and friends. With Charitable Ambassadors, you can give your supporters a platform to put together…

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Accept Credit Card Donations with Stripe & Charitable

September 23, 2015

Today, we are releasing our latest premium extension: Charitable Stripe. With Charitable Stripe installed, you can start accepting credit card donations directly on your website. Your donors can enter their credit card details and confirm their donation without ever leaving your website. Stripe will securely and seamlessly process the transaction for you.

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