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Episode Info: Learn how to combine donations with your LMS website with Devin Walker from GiveWP in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. Chris and Devin dive into how you can integrate GiveWP into your website, along with some strategy for incentivizing people to donate. GiveWP is a plugin that allows you to collect donations through your website via multiple payment gateways and to track donors and donations with a detailed reporting system. They integrate with many payment gateways, including Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.Net, and many more. A lot of nonprofits collect payments offline, but by incorporating a donations tool into your website, you can collect donations from around the world. This makes it significantly easier for anyone to donate to your cause. Devin shares some tips for collecting donations and some strategies you can use to get donations through your website. Presenting your story and your cause in the best light through your website is a great way to get donations. If you’re a nonprofit, you can feature your status as such on your site. Keeping donors engaged is also a great way to work towards a recurring donation setup that really helps to scale donations. If you are a nonprofit business, GiveWP has options for giving someone a record of their donation to pass off to their CPA, who can itemize that for your donors on their taxes. GiveWP also provides annual receipts, so if someone has made multiple donations on your site or is involved with a recurring donation, they can download a full report that makes passing off donation data to a CPA a lot easier. GiveWP has some great use cases for course creators. If you’re building another course on your platform, you could offer early course access to the first 100 people who donate $20 or more. If you’re donating proceeds of your course to a specific cause, you could match donations up to $1,000 for example, to incentivize your audience to donate, get access to your course, and also know that their money is going further with you matching their donations. If you’re interested in learning more about what GiveWP can bring to the table for your WordPress LMS website, be sure to check out GiveWP.com. To get involved further with Devin Walker and GiveWP, join their Facebook group, and follow them on Twitter. At LifterLMS.com you can learn more about new developments and how you can use LifterLMS to build online courses and membership sites. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates, developments, and future episodes of LMScast. If you like this episode of LMScast, you can browse more episodes here. Thank you for joining us! This episode was sponsored by WP Tonic Managed WordPress LMS hosting. Click here to learn more, and use coupon code wptonichosting50 to save 50% on any annual plan. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Chris Badgett: You’ve come to the right place if you’re a course creator looking to build more impact, income, and freedom...
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