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Include Donation within event registration

Include Donation within event registration

I have created an event with paid attendees, however I would like to include the option for the attendees to also make a donation at the same time as purchasing tickets. Currently the only 'donate' option is when people decline to attend.
31 Comments
Member
Hi, it is very limiting for our business (and possibly for others as well) to not allow to have donation button/donation capability on registration page. It is so important for our fundraising to allow a registrant to accomplish two tasks: buy tickets for attendance to an event AND to make a donation in one quick step. I hope you will consider my feedback and improve this in the future. Thank you
Advisor
Status changed to: New
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. You bring up a valid option that would be valuable on the registration form. We are currently looking into the possibility of adding this option to the registration form. Please continue to vote on this and any other topics you would like to see implemented.
Frequent Visitor
it would be helpful to be able to solicit donations above cost of event (right now just people declining can donate...) Also, on multiple choice questions it would be helpful to be able to have a comment box for the question
Moderator
Status changed to: New
 
Moderator

Thanks for this feedback, great idea!

 

An easy workaround would be to include your multiple choice question and then include an open ended question. I've used both below you show you how this would work.

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Occasional Participant

Not only is it really important to non-profit organizations to be able to include a donation on the registration form - but it is really important to be able to include it as an open-ended amount.  I have had several conversations with people at Constant Contact about this since 2012 and this still hasn't been able to happen.  It can't be that hard!   Whatever amount is filled in can simply get added to the grand total at the end, and can be paid via the same means. 

 

How can you ask people to click on a separate PayPal button to donate (and thus navigate away from their registration form) when they're in the middle of registering for an event with a fee that will be paid via PayPal!   And yet that's the only kind of "solution" that PayPal offers for this.

 

The one work-around that I have found (clumsy and awkward as it is) is to include contributions in the "Additional Items" category, set a unit "price" for contributions, and then instruct people via text on the registration form to select the desired MULTIPLE from the drop down to reach the amount they want to give.  For example, set "Contribution" as an item at $10.00 "each", then they can select multiples of $10 from the drop down (i.e., 1, 2, 3, etc).  Although that line still reads "$10" and has no subtotal, the correct total contribution amounts ($10, $20, $30, etc.) WILL display down at the bottom of the form on a line labeled Contribution. 

 

There is another place where an open-ended field is needed  -- actually -- even in the FEE area - when you want to offer admission on a "Pay what you wish" basis to an event.  Currently this is not possible.

 

Please make this a priority in the New Year (2014) and SOLVE IT!  Thanks! 

Occasional Contributor
You provide a donation option for when they decline the event. You need to provide a donation option so if they want to add onto their purchase a donation they can do so.
CTCT Employee
Status changed to: New
This is a popular request. Please continue voting for this so a donation option can be added on the form. Thank you!
Frequent Visitor
Event seettings should allow for a selection where we can allow someone to enter any amount they choose as a payment option. Sometimes we have events where we are collecting donations and not a set amount but the fee structure doesn't allow this. There is a donation option but we can only use it if we send out an email invitation and they decline. We would also like this available at any time, not just after email and declining registration. Thank you.
CTCT Employee
Status changed to: New
Thank you for this suggestion Lisa. We are reviewing adding donation options on the Event landing page and registration form. I will move your post together with other requests for this so you can track updates. Please continue voting for this and other features you want to see.
I am creating an event spot for a charity fundraiser we are hosting. I know that I will not have most of my contact list attending my event. My focus with this email is to encourage donations. The link to the I can't attend sends you to the page where you would decline and than hopefully donate. Donations are my primary focus I an not concerns why a contact can't attend and that really isn't my business. I know that is not everyone's event concern that uses your product. However, instead of the button at the bottom saying DECLINE could you change that to read SUMBIT. That way if I get someone to make a donation they wouldn't be confused by the decline button. SUMBIT would help both uses... submit your decline and submit your donation. If you could fix this in time for my event that would be awesome. But I know this stuff takes time. :smileyface: Thanks for listening.
Moderator

Thanks for posting this feedback!

Moderator
Status changed to: Vote for this idea if you agree
 
Moderator

Thanks for posting this feedback! Have you considered  including a Paypal button within your event emails to request donations?

 

Thanks again!

Occasional Contributor
You have the ability to donate if you decline an invitation, but how about keeping the option for when people register. It seems they wouldn't even know about it and might like to - especially if its an important and great opportunity to help kids or . . . why restrict it to people who probably won't even be clicking to decline! You're limiting the amount of people who will see it, or have the opportunity to make a donation if they want to. While I understand the registration process is long to begin with, perhaps your geniuses can come up with a button at the end of the registration process or on the invitation itself . . .
Member
As a nonprofit, we depend on contributions as a result of our emails. The CC donate button is only for PayPal and many of our supporters do not use or do not want to use PayPal. Is there a way to press a Donate button that will give the person an option to use any credit card including but not exclusively PayPal? Please advise. thanks.
All Star
It would be very helpful if you would include in the Updated Subscriber Notice Emails what time frame it covers, otherwise it's not near as helpful. Thanks!
Member

Hi, I'm from a non-profit agency who is using Event Spot. Everything is great and easy to use. I would like to make a small suggestion. It would be great to have access to the decline (I can't make it) page in order to customize. If a user makes a donation, the only choice is to click the Decline button to proceed. We would like to have a second button that says "Make a Gift" or "Donate". Thanks! Denise

Moderator
Status changed to: New
 
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open
 
Frequent Visitor
I would like to have the donate option for an event available even if the person does not decline. currently its only available if you decline.
Moderator
Status changed to: Closed - No Action
 
All Star

Would love to have 'donation' option for guests on event Registration form...had to punt and put donation levels in as 'items', not the ideal solution. Link back out to the email invitation, where a donation button/interface can be placed, would be awkward for visitors it seems.

Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open
 
Senior Member

 People have been requesting this change for 3 years!

New Member
Once a person selects decline and a donation options appears, after you select an amount to donate the 'button' to take you to paypal says "DECLINE." It would be less confusing if it said CONTINUE.
Regular Visitor

Is there any chance this is being worked on?  I can see that several have asked for it and there is obviously a lot of interest in this feature.  We neeed it NOW!

All Star

Yes, this is absolutely needed. Inability to donate at time of event registration may be a deal-breaker for my org. 

Visitor

I can't believe this still is being discussed! I run events for a non-profit and not having a donation button in our registration form is an active detriment to the event and all the charities we work with. This sort of limit in the functionality of Constant Contact is a serious mark against continued use.

Senior Member

This is so frustrating that this is not an option. I need to be able to set up a "Pay-What-You-Wish" option on our event page. This idea has been in limbo for 5.5 YEARS. 

Occasional Visitor

We host free events, but would like to solicit donations at event registration. Having an option to register & donate would be wonderful. People don't generally decline our events, they just don't register. So having a donation option tied to the decline does not work for us. This could be a significant fund raising opportunity for our non-profit. Thank you.