Raising money can be tough. It needs lots of planning and work. And once you start, it's important to keep everyone updated and interested in giving. A donation tracker is a simple tool to help do this.
Why Have a Donation Tracker?
A donation tracker is a nice way to show everyone how the fundraising is going. Let’s look at a simple and cheap way to make a donation tracker.
Before starting, ask yourself these questions to know what you need:
- Where will you show the tracker? On a screen, on your website, or a via a link you share?
- Who will update the tracker?
- Will you show how much everyone gave or just the total amount?
- Who will see the tracker? Your team, employees, volunteers or the general public?
- How will people see it? On phones? At the office?
- Do you have a fundraising goal, or is it open-ended?
Once you've answered these, you can start!
Steps to Make a Donation Tracker
Keepthescore.com is great for making donation trackers fast and cheaply. And, if you are a non-profit group, you can get a tracker for free! Just send us an email.
To make a donation tracker, just do these steps:
- Go to this page and make a leaderboard. No need to sign up or give your email!
- Add all the people who will be giving. You can add more people later.
- Your tracker is now made ✨.
- Click SETTINGS > Ranking and scores on your tracker.
- Type in the Units field what you are counting, like USD.
- Click on "Engagement" and choose Show overall total for all players at the top.
- You can also add a Goal value if you have one.
- Click "SAVE". Your tracker is ready!
- Click "PUBLISH" to share your tracker. You can put it on a WordPress site by reading this guide.
Once your tracker is on your site, updating it is easy. Just use the admin link, and all your changes will show up automatically ✨.
If you just want to show the total amount, a fundraising thermometer is another easy tool. Keepthescore.com also has a free fundraising thermometer you can put on your site.
Choose from a variety of templates
Pick a theme to make your donation tracker look cool and professional. Check out all the themes here.
Why Use a Donation Tracker?
To sum up, here are 6 great reasons for using a donation tracker:
- It's Motivating: It keeps your helpers excited, especially if fundraising takes a long time.
- Tracks Progress: It shows in a fun way how your fundraising is doing.
- Spreads the Word: You can share the tracker link anywhere to let more people know about it.
- It's Simple and Visual: Putting our tracker on your site is easy, and it shows clearly how much money you are raising.
- Makes Giving Fun: Seeing the tracker go up can make people want to give more.
- Keeps Things Moving: Regular updates keep the energy up, even when things might be slowing down.
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