A start-to-finish guide to supporting the causes that are important to you on Mightycause
Mightycause makes supporting the causes you care about fast, easy, and convenient. Here’s how to make a donation when you’ve found a cause you want to support.
To start the donation process, click the “Donate” button on the fundraising page you are on.
Mightycause is responsive to the size of the screen you’re using, so on a larger screen (such as a desktop computer), you will find the “Donate” button towards the top of the page in the middle.
From a smaller screen (such as a smartphone or tablet), you’ll find the donate button further down on the page.
Once you select Donate, you'll be sent directly to the donate page.
Step One: Choose the amount and frequency of your donation
The first part of the donation page allows you to choose the amount you would like to donate.
You will see four suggested donation amounts (often accompanied by a brief description of how that amount helps the cause to which you’re donating) and the option to enter a custom amount. The minimum donation on Mightycause is $5.
The frequency of your donation: You can choose for your donation to be one-time or monthly by clicking selecting this different options above the suggested donation amounts. Your donation will be a one-time donation by default, however you can set up a recurring monthly donation to the cause by selecting "Monthly donation"
If you do select "Monthly donation", you will set up a recurring donation in the amount you choose and authorize Mightycause to charge your credit card for a donation in that amount each month on the same day. (So if you donate $15 on the 3rd of the month, your card will be charged $15 each month on the 3rd by Mightycause.) If a donor would like to edit their recurring donation, they can find more information here.
Hide the amount of your donation or your name: Giving activity, or a giving timeline, is shown on most pages on Mightycause. This shows donations in real time. Donors have the option to hide the donation amount, their name, or both from the giving timeline. Please note, your name and the donation amount will still be provided to the organization you are donating to through their donations report.
Dedicate your donation: If you would like to dedicate your donation on behalf of someone or in memory of someone simply check off "Add a dedication." You will be prompted to enter your Dedication type, and the individual you are dedicating it to. You can also choose to have a dedication email sent by choosing 'Send an email to the addressee.'
Your dedication will appear on the donor timeline and will be provided to the organization via their Donations Report.
Designate your donation: If the nonprofit you are donating to has allowed it, you will be given the option to provide a designation for your donation. If you would like to designate your donation to a specific fund or program, select the dropdown and choose where you would like to designate your donation.
Step Two: Enter your payment information and billing information
The next screen you’ll need to complete asks for your payment information.
First, choose how you would like to pay. You can use a credit card, your PayPal account, Venmo, Mightycause Giving Card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.
Credit cards: Mightycause accepts payments from all major credit card companies (including American Express). Once you’ve chosen to pay with your credit card, enter your card’s information.
PayPal or Venmo: If you choose to make a donation with your PayPal or Venmo, you will then be prompted to pay with these accounts outside of the Mightycause platform and then will be returned back to Mightycause once the payment is completed:
Mightycause Giving Card: Mightycause offers Giving Cards that have a pre-loaded amount on them that can be used to make donations on Mightycause.
If you have a Giving Card you would like to use, simply enter the card number:
If you’re donating to a nonprofit organization, you will be given the option of covering platform fees. We retain 4% of all donations to help cover our costs as a business. However, you can add that fee to your total amount, which means that the nonprofit you’re supporting receives 100% of your donation.
If you’d like to cover platform fees, simply check the box to let us know.
We’ll show you what your total is with platform fees included before you check out. If you see the total and change your mind about covering platform fees, that’s totally fine! Just click the check mark again to go back to your original donation amount.
The final step is clicking the blue button with your total donation.
And that’s it! Once you complete this process, you will be taken to a page with a thank you message from the organization or fundraiser you donated to. From here you can share the fundraiser on social media, or leave a comment.
We encourage you to share the page with your friends on social media to help spread the word, but it’s not required.
Once you have completed this process, you will see the comment box and can leave your comment. You can even add emoji to your comment to jazz things up a little! Click the smiley face on the upper-right side of the text box to choose an emoji.
Where to Find Your Receipt
When you make a donation on Mightycause, you’ll instantly be emailed a receipt for your donation.
If you don’t see the receipt in your inbox, check your junkmail folder, or the “Purchases” tab if you use Gmail. We’re also happy to resend it. Just email your request to have your receipt resent to firstname.lastname@example.org (using the address you entered when making the donation) and we’ll send it right along. You can also visit your profile page, find the donation you want to resend the receipt to, and click the “Resend Receipt” link under the donation details.
Where to View Your Donation
If you made a donation to a fundraiser, you can check the page’s donation timeline to view your donation. Organization pages do not currently have a donation timeline, so you donation will not be displayed.
The donation will display your name, user photo (which will be one of our cool, randomly-assigned illustrated avatars if you haven’t set up an account with a user photo), and your comment.
If you’ve chosen to hide the amount of your donation, you’ll see your name and your comment without a dollar amount.
If you’ve chosen to hide your name from public view but display the amount of your donation, you’ll see your name as Anonymous with the amount of your donation.
If you chose to hide your identity and the amount of your donation, your donation will look like this on the timeline.
If you have any questions about making a donation on Mightycause, or need help with the process, contact our friendly customer support staff at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help!