A Guide to our ‘Donations by Pledge’ App on Zoom💜

May 26, 2023

Are you planning to organize a fundraising event soon, either in a hybrid or virtual format? Look no further! Our Donations By Pledge’ app for Zoom provides everything you need to raise awareness for your meaningful cause and exceed your fundraising goals 🎉 Whether your donors prefer attending the event in person or virtually, our app simplifies the process for them to contribute to your cause in a way that suits their preferences.

We know how heavily hybrid events depend on technology, which is why our app has all the capabilities you need! Whether it's donating within the app or via text, your donors can give from where they are. Don't let distance or logistical challenges hinder your fundraising aspirations. Take a step towards fundraising success by downloading our guide today. Here’s what you can find:

1. One App, the Complete Fundraising Experience!

The first-ever charitable donation on Zoom allows seamless donations in seconds without ever leaving the Zoom environment. Here are a couple of things you can do for free with our app, and with no fees! Thanks to our commitment to #FreeTheFee and covering the credit card charges, nonprofits receive 100% of every donation made!

  • Thank donors with a virtual background
  • Display a real-time donation feed
  • Create a fundraiser goal for maximum momentum
  • Enable mobile giving with a custom text-to-donate keyword

With these powerful features, your fundraising efforts will reach new heights of success.

2. Ready to kickstart your fundraising journey? Follow these four simple steps:

Step 1. Launch the ‘Donations by Pledge’ Zoom App: Open your Zoom app and navigate to the Apps icon or visit their website. Search for "Pledge" and click on "Open" to launch the app.

Step 2: Create your Fundraiser: It's time to set up your fundraiser! Choose a nonprofit organization, set a fundraising goal, customize your text-to-donate keyword, and select your preferred background to personalize the experience.

Step 3: Feature your Fundraiser and Invite Guests: Click on “Feature Fundraiser” to showcase your fundraising campaign and invite guests. A pop-up will appear on their screens, capturing their attention and encouraging participation. In addition, this step also allows you to add offline donations to your fundraising total for all to see and enable the donations overlay for a seamless giving experience.

Step 4. Get Fundraising: Once your guests receive their invitations and click "view," it's time to embark on your fundraising journey. Engage your guests, share your cause passionately, and make it easy for them to contribute to your fundraiser.

3. Create & customize your experience

With endless possibilities for fundraising events, our app is here to support your creative ideas and make your fundraising efforts seamless and impactful. Whether it's an annual gala, a book club gathering, a star-studded holiday table read, or even a nurses' "Zoom-athon," our goal is to equip you with the tools to maximize the success of your fundraising initiatives. To explore exciting ideas for your next event, such as a movie party or a birthday celebration, head here and let your imagination run wild 💡

4. Some helpful tips before you go!

🪄Choose an additional host: Consider selecting an additional host before starting your fundraiser. This allows for joint management of event settings, ensuring that all aspects of your event are well-coordinated and organized.

🪄Donations Overlay: To ensure that the Donations Overlay appears correctly during your event, simply single-click it and wait for it to load before your event starts. This proactive step will help prevent any issues with the overlay not appearing as intended.

🪄Offer flexible giving options: A recent study found that 64% of donors welcome flexible giving options. Enable text-to-donate capabilities and share your fundraiser's URL, providing donors with multiple avenues to contribute based on their preferences.

🪄Consolidate your accounts: For easy access to your fundraiser's data after the event, consider using the same email account for both your Zoom and Pledge accounts. This allows you to conveniently access and analyze your fundraising data in the Pledge Impact Hub, streamlining your post-event analysis and reporting.

Find this information useful? Download our free ‘Donations By Pledge’ Zoom App Guide here. By implementing these tips, you can ensure an impactful fundraising event that offers donors diverse giving options. We hope our suggestions have inspired you to explore the countless possibilities our app offers to raise funds for your worthy cause. Download the app today and let's embark on this journey together.