Sometimes people don't just want to donate but to give on behalf of their beloved ones! Therefore we now offer gift sponsorships, where the sponsorship runs on a different name than the donation. With this feature grandparents, for example, can donate in the name of their grandchildren or parents can make a sponsorship for their newborn. In this article, you will find out, how gift sponsorships look like on a form and what you need to set them up.
Choosing a gift sponsorship
When a gift sponsorship is unlocked and implemented it will appear next to the other sponsorships. After the gift sponsorship is selected, a drop-down menu will appear. At this drop-down, you can decide how many recipients you want to make available. We can define up to five recipients for you.
The validation of the minimum contribution is also adapted for each chosen recipient. Is the minimum contribution amount, for example, 5€/month per gift recipient and you choose four recipients, the minimum amount of 20€/month will be validated in the contribution field.
If you choose the new alternative amount selection (Amount selection), the minimum contribution amount can be prefilled automatically. Furthermore, the selected payment interval and the number of gift recipients are considered. This feature saves fundraisers cumbersome calculations and prevents potential errors, as the correct amount is calculated immediately.
The gift sponsorship form
For every chosen recipient a step will be added to the form. In these additional steps, the personal information of the recipients can be added. We implemented some facilitators for the data input. For example, is the address the same as the donors, it can be copied with a simple click on the button "Copy address". That also applies to the contact data (email address and mobile phone number). This saves fundraisers a lot of time but gives them also the possibility to add a different address, if the gift recipient lives at a different location. This allows you to send e.g. thank you letters or sponsorship gifts to the gift recipient, while the donors get e.g. the donation confirmation or similar information.
Setup of gift donations
If you want to use this feature, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.