There are lots of different donation and fundraising plugins out there. But what should you look for in a fundraising plugin? Let’s take a look at what some of the top choices have to offer.
First, we want to set the things we’re looking for in a fundraising plugin. Our choice will be processing payments through a form, so we have several items to cover.
- Security – we want to make sure that those who give us money know that they are doing so in a safe and secure environment from end to end.
- Flexibility – we want the fundraising plugin we choose to offer the ability to do multiple campaigns, partner with different payment processors and work with different plugins to give us lots of functionality.
- Display – We want each campaign and our donation form to be beautiful. While this isn’t absolutely necessary, a form that is well designed and has a great user interface is more likely to bring in more donations.
These are the criteria that I have when looking for a fundraising plugin. You may have a lot more criteria depending on your situation. But at the base level, I believe these will get you to a good place. Initially, I wanted to recommend several plugins and grade them based on this list. However, after several hours of research, I didn’t find enough plugins that passed my inspection to write-up. That is a sad thing considering WordPress has thousands and thousands of plugins in the official repo and thousands more elsewhere.