use nonprofit wordpress forms to help your cause

4 Unique Ways to Use Nonprofit WordPress Forms to Help Your Cause

Are wondering how to use nonprofit WordPress forms to help your cause? Besides simply asking people for money, there are other ways to take advantage of WPForms’ nonprofit form templates.

In this article, we’ll outline the different ways you can use nonprofit WordPress forms to help your organization thrive.

1. Online Donations

Though creating an online donation form is the most obvious use for a nonprofit donation form, it would be wrong to not include it in our roundup. After all, if you’re trying to raise money for your nonprofit organization, like Mozilla , creating a simple online donation form in your Nonprofit WordPress theme is the quickest and easiest way.

mozilla donation page

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Plus, WPForms has some neat features that help boost your donation form conversions and generate you more money.

Collecting money from donors is what’s going to keep your nonprofit alive. Luckily, WPForms makes collecting donations from people, using PayPal or Stripe, very simple.

Even more exciting, our Stripe addon now has recurring payment capability so people that want to donate to your cause on a regular basis can just by filling out your donation form with their payment information.

enable recurring payments

For help with setting up Stripe recurring, check out our documentation on how to install and use the Stripe addon.

Here you’ll learn how to connect Stripe to your online donation form, add Stripe to your forms, enable recurring payments, and even set up smart conditional logic to make your donation forms more dynamic.

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2. Volunteer Sign-Ups

When you stop and think about it, volunteers are what help your nonprofit organization carry out its mission.

For instance, your organization may put on events like:

  • Charity Auctions
  • Sports Tournaments
  • Walk/Run Race Events
  • School-Wide Yard Sales
  • Alumni Networking Dinners
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping Services
  • Community Bake Sales
  • And so much more

The thing is, in order for these types of events to run smoothly and generate the most money possible, either through event registration or donor sponsors, you’ll need a reliable crew of volunteers to help.

Volunteers are vital for the before, during, and after of any nonprofit event. That’s why creating a volunteer application form on your website to get people to say they’ll help is so useful.

For an example, take a look at the Sundance Festival’s volunteer application form:

volunteer form example

Your website reaches far and wide. Events that you’re hosting will spread throughout the community and those that want to get involved will be able to sign up easily on your site using your volunteer form.

And don’t forget, WPForms integrates easily with Google Calendar using our Zapier addon so anytime someone agrees to volunteer for an event you’re hosting, the form entry will be sent directly to your team’s calendar. This way you never forget to staff an event properly.

For those that can’t volunteer, but want to support your cause, just add a payment option to your volunteer form so they can donate.

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3. Program Registrations

If your nonprofit offers help to those in need, like Love Your Brain does, consider adding a registration form to your website so people can sign up for the services you have available.

nonprofit registration example

With a nonprofit registration form, you can gather important applicant information, vet applicants and choose those you want to accept, and easily manage all form entries in your WordPress dashboard to keep your programs and services running without a hitch.

In addition, using any of the WPForms registration form templates, you can:

Registration forms are not just for those who having paying customers that want to sign up for a program. Nonprofit organizations can offer their programs, free of charge, to those in need using the same type of form on their website.

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4. Sponsorship Forms

Many nonprofits, such as the American Heart Association, rely on their big donors to sponsor events so they can continue to host them for the local community and those supporting their cause.

sponsorship form example

WPForms has a Sponsorship Request Form template that makes it easy for corporations to get in touch and let you know they want to help fund your cause. Be sure to check out how to create a sponsorship request form in WordPress.

So, give people a way to promote their business, get involved with a good cause, and boost your annual fundraising total.

In addition, you can let companies upload an image file of their business logo, pay their sponsorship fee right away, and sign with an electronic signature to ensure the validity of the donation using the WPForms Signature addon.

electronic signature example

Final Thoughts

And there you have it! You now know how to use nonprofit WordPress forms to help your cause.

If you need some additional ideas, check out this roundup of online fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations. And don’t forget to read up on how to improve your email marketing efforts so you can continue to build a bigger email list and reach a broader audience that wants to see your nonprofit succeed.

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  2. Hi, Can I collect simple information (e.g. name & email address) without using a form? I’m on the £7 a month plan and it doesn’t permit plugins so I don’t think I can use these forms. I need a way for people to sign up for information updates.
    Thanks (I hope!)

    1. Hi Helen,

      You’ll need some type of contact form to collect this information unless you have users email you this information directly by providing a link with your email address on your site. I apologize for the inconvenience!

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