Today, I’m extremely excited to share that WP Charitable is joining Awesome Motive, and they’re now part of the WPBeginner family of products.
WP Charitable is a top-rated WordPress donation and fundraising plugin. Over 10,000+ non-profit organizations and website owners across the world use Charitable to create fundraising campaigns and raise more money online.
Introduction to WP Charitable – Quick Overview
WP Charitable makes it easy for non-profits and fundraisers to collect more donations worldwide.
Unlike other non-profit donation platforms, Charitable does not charge any transaction fees, so more money can go towards supporting your great cause.
Charitable is a top-rated WordPress donation and fundraising plugin because it’s both easy and powerful. It comes with all the features you need including fully customizable donation forms, ability to accept one-time or recurring donations, easy donation management dashboard, GDPR compliance, annual donor receipts, gift giving in honor of someone else, fee relief which allows donors to cover payment process fees, and more.
You can also use Charitable for peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, and it even lets you create your own crowdfunding platform like GoFundMe or Indiegogo.
Charitable supports multiple currency and payment gateways, so you can accept donations from anywhere in the world.
The plugin has built-in payment integrations for Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.net, Braintree, Mollie, GoCardless, Paystack, Payfast, Payrexx, Windcave, and more.
You can also stay connected with your donors through the email marketing feature which integrates seamlessly with Mailchimp, MailerLite, Active Campaign, Campaign Monitor, Mailster, Mailpoet, and 5000+ other marketing automation platforms using either Zapier or Webhooks.
And if you’re a developer, WP Charitable comes with custom hooks, filters, donation fields API, and extensive developer documentation, so you can customize the plugin based on your project needs.
To celebrate this big occasion, we’re offering up to $100 off on WP Charitable.
You can also use the free version of Charitable to get started.
Background Story – Why WP Charitable?
As you know, every year I do a WPBeginner reader survey where I ask for your suggestions on what new tutorials we should write, plugins we should build, new features we should add to our existing plugins, and so on.
For the last three years, the number of requests from our non-profit users to build a beginner-friendly WordPress donation plugin has been increasing.
Our first response to the survey request was to create a discounted WPForms plan for non-profits that makes it easy for non-profit organizations to create online donation forms while also getting access to all the powerful features of WPForms form builder which is used by 5 million websites.
This was much appreciated by a lot of users, but some organizations still didn’t have a budget for a discounted plan.
So last year, we acquired WP Simple Pay, which as the name suggests is a simple online payment plugin that lets you accept payments using Stripe credit card, ACH, Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.
It even has a free version which solved the problem for a lot of smaller non-profit organizations that were on a tight budget.
The downside for a group of organizations was that it’s restricted to Stripe payment gateway only, and it lacked all the other powerful features that one would expect from a full donation & fundraising platform.
So after reviewing the 2022 WPBeginner reader survey results along with the WPForms user feedback, we decided that it was finally time for us to build a WordPress donations plugin that’s both easy and powerful.
We had two options, build from scratch or see if there was an existing solution in the market that we could simply acquire and add the features you all have been asking for.
Luckily, the timing aligned with the founders of Charitable, and we were able to make the deal happen where WP Charitable would join the Awesome Motive family of products.
The two co-founders will not be joining the team as they are focusing on other ventures instead.
I was able to convince one of the most highly respected and well-known WordPress developers, David Bisset, to join our team and lead the WP Charitable project.
David and I have known each other for nearly a decade. We both live in Florida, and we were co-organizers of the WordCamp Miami event.
I am excited to work alongside David as we work to build the best online fundraising platform for WordPress and the web.
As you know, at Awesome Motive, our mission is to help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys. Our software today powers over 20 million websites and helps shape the web for billions worldwide.
Along with our core mission, we believe that companies should be forces for good.
The WP Charitable plugin allows us to use our knowledge, experience, and resources to empower those who’re changing the world for good.
What’s Coming Next?
Our work is just starting.
We have an extensive list of ideas and feature roadmap from the feedback that you, the WPBeginner audience, have shared with us in the survey.
I’m looking forward to making those ideas come to life.
This is truly going to be a game changer!
If you have suggestions on features you’d like to see in the WP Charitable plugin, then please let us know by sending us a message via WPBeginner contact form.
Lastly, I just want to say how humbling it is to have this opportunity to serve so many great organizations and make a positive impact in our world.
The impact WP Charitable will have on the world is part of YOUR legacy too.
WPBeginner and Awesome Motive would not be here without YOU, and I just want to say how much I appreciate all of you.
Thank you so much for your continued support of WPBeginner and me over the last 13 years.
And I look forward to continue serving you and the larger WordPress / web ecosystem for years to come.
Founder of WPBeginner
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