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Designated Online Giving

Designated Online Giving

Client: Global Ministries

Firefly Partners created a custom online donation form using Convio APIs that allows the constituents of the General Board of Global Ministries to donate to specific projects around the world.

Problem

The General Board of Global Ministries wanted to implement designated giving on their website, allowing donors the ability to direct their money to one of GBGM’s more than 1,500 projects. But a dropdown menu of projects on a single donation form was not practical with so many designations.

Solution

Firefly Partners developed a custom solution that lets donors search for projects on the GBGM website, hosted on the Elcom CMS. Each project page has a donate button that links to a donation form built with the Convio APIs, going far beyond the standard donation forms in Convio Luminate Online.

Rather than selecting a designated project through a dropdown menu on a giving form, the project ID in the donation form’s URL address determines the designation. Some donation forms associated with specific projects also include a sub-designation dropdown or open-field option. Also among the donation form features are honor and memorial tribute options that allow the donor to send a mail card or eCard and a church look-up tool pulls in over 23,000 churches.

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Designated Online Giving