Event Director

Collect Donations in Registration

So you want to collect donations during the registration process, eh? Not a problem. It is quite simple to do.

While you could create a fundraising campaign, it may be easier for you to simply set up donations as a merchandise item during the registration process. Here's how to collect donations from participants during the registration process:


  • Click Merchandise Manager on the left side of your dashboard

  • Click the Add New Item button

  • Select Donation as the Item Category and Charitable Donation as the Type

  • Fill out the form (see instructions below)

  • Click Save

  • You’ll see a section appear called Events Selling Item. Indicate which registration(s) to which you want to connect the donation.

  • Click Save at the bottom of the page and - voila! - you’ve done it!

The “Collect Donation In Registration” Set-Up Form
  • Headline:  Make this your first call to action (e.g. Donate To This Cause!)

  • Non-Profit Name:  Enter the beneficiary (e.g. Wounded Warrior Foundation)

  • Description:  Let people know a little more about the cause they are donating too and why they will be a better person for making a donation. (Hint: you can include basic HTML in this section, like bold, italics, hyperlinks, etc.)

  • Availability:  Do you want to stop collecting donations at some point or keep it open all the time?  

  • Featured Item:  If you’re selling other merchandise or collecting other donations, the featured items will always appear on the top in a bigger box.

  • Events Selling Item: Click Add Event and select which event should include the donation options.  Make sure the “Registration” option is checked to have it appear in registration!

  • Custom Questions:  Need to ask additional questions beyond the basics?  Just click “Add Another Question”

  • Notifications:  If anybody should be notified about donations, click Add New Notification, enter their name and indicate the frequency of the notification (daily, weekly or monthly).


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