Whether you work with a non-profit or are simply trying to fundraise for a local cause close to your heart, a lot of fundraising platforms have hidden subscription charges, or take hefty percentages of your profits. They also take time to set up and get rolling, and if you need to start collecting money quickly, Payable’s Google Form integration can have you accepting cash in minutes, without having to set up a fancy new website or pay any kind of subscription fees.
Giving Tuesday is predicted to surpass 3 billion dollars in donations this year, according to data and tech trend reader Whole Whale. According to them:
We predict that $3.2 Billion will be raised on Giving Tuesday 2022. This will be a 18% or $500 million increase over 2021’s record-breaking $2.7B.
If your nonprofit wants to make the best use of Giving Tuesday, you’ll need three things: A great reason for people to donate to you, an easy way for them to donate, and a way to accept payments without losing a huge percentage to the donation platform. The reason for donations is up to you, but Payable can help make payments easy to accept with low fees—and you can be set up in minutes using a simple Google Form!
Using Google Forms and the Payable Add-On, you can create a Google Form to collect any information from donors that you need, like an address to send a thank you card or tshirt size. Then, using the Payable Add-On, you can accept payment for your campers. In under 10 minutes, you can be set up and accepting responses, without having to set up a fancy new website or pay any kind of subscription fees. Payable only collects money if you do: Free transactions smaller than $2.50, $0.25 transaction fee between $2.51 and $75.00 and 0.5% transaction fee for sales greater than $75.01.
As people sign up and pay, their information is collected in the connected Google Sheet and money goes directly to your Paypal, Stripe or Square account.
How to get started creating your fundraising form
Simply set up a Google Form, activate the Payable Add-On, and in minutes, you can collect money as friends/friends/etc. fill out your Form and are moved through the checkout process.
We know creating Forms can be time-consuming, so we have a whole template library available to help get you started fast. For a fundraiser, we recommend this simple event template: Just copy it and make it your own! (Don’t forget to follow the instructions in the template to activate the Payable Add-On and set it to start collecting payments.)
You can also check out this article for tips on different money collection options, from one-time donations to subscriptions to suggested donation amounts to decide what makes the most sense for your fundraiser. And you can easily combine payment options in your Form as well!
If you need more help, we have a step-by-step tutorial here, or this quick video can walk you through: