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What Do I Need to Use Online Giving?

What Do I Need to Use DonorWorks Online Giving?

• The DonorWorks Giving Toolkit

The Online Giving Toolkit is available from DonorWorks at a cost of $34.95/month (discounted to $21.95/month for Data Hosted users). Additional discounts apply if you subscribe to multiple Web Toolkits. Other available toolkits are:

  • the Basic Toolkit—5 basic tools for one inclusive fee
  • the Single Event Registration Toolkit

• An Existing Website

You will need an existing website on which to place your Online Giving tools. Whether you build your website with a web-development program like Microsoft Frontpage or DreamWeaver, hand-code your website, hire a developer to build your site or use a template-based website builder, if you or your website developer can add a simple snippet of HTML code, DonorWorks Web Tools works with your website. Please note that we do not currently offer website creation or management.

• DonorWorks Gifts

The Online Giving Toolkit automatically enters online donations into DonorWorks Gifts. The Giver Portal, one of the tools in the Giving Toolkit, can be set up to allow givers to view their giving history, a feature available in DonorWorks Gifts.

• Enrollment in DonorWorks Data Hosting Service

The DonorWorks Data Hosting service takes the worry out of maintaining your own database server. Your DonorWorks data is safely stored on one of Suran Systems servers located throughout the U.S. or in London, UK. Your irreplacable data is backed up nightly during off-peak hours and 2 weeks worth of backups are stored at any one time. Learn more about our Data Hosting service.

The monthly cost of Data Hosting is dependent on the number of DonorWorks programs and user licenses your organization owns. A ministry with 3 programs and two simultaneous user licenses would pay $26.95/month for data hosting. There is also a one-time data hosting setup fee of $75.

• A Merchant Account obtained through Suran Systems

For credit/debit card and ACH withdrawal processing that is seamlessly integrated with DonorWorks, Suran Systems partners exclusively with Stewardship Technology, a processing company that serves only churches and non-profit organizations. Stewardship Technology charges a one-time setup fee of $99 and $20/month to use their services. There is also a per-transaction fee, which differs according to the type of card your donor uses. In general, Stewardship Technology's fees are very reasonable compared with those of other merchant account providers.