How do I create a 'Regular Donation' campaign?

A ‘Regular Donation’ Text Giving lets your supporters set up a regular, monthly donation via text message.

Set up a new campaign via:

Donr Dashboard > Menu to left side of screen > Text Giving > Create new > Select ‘Regular Donation’ from the four options

Creating a ‘Regular Donation’ campaign screen one

Choose a name for your campaign to remind yourself of how you used the campaign. For example, it might be ‘Summer Party 2021’ or ‘General Website Donation Option.’ Enter the name for your campaign in the ‘Campaign name’ field.

Choose a keyword for your campaign, type it into the ‘Keyword’ field and click ‘Check availability’ to review which shortcode phone numbers your chosen keyword is available on. Open the drop-down menu and review the list of shortcodes; if there are none available (or the keyword is not available on the shortcode you’d like to use), you’ll need to choose a new keyword. Otherwise, select an available shortcode.

Click ‘Next’ to move onto the next stage of campaign creation.

Creating a ‘Regular Donation’ campaign screen two

You can customise various aspects of your campaign on this screen.

A default donation amount allows a supporter to make a donation via text without including a number at the end of their message. For instance, if your Text Giving campaign is CHARITY on 70085, a supporter can donate any whole pound amount between £1 and £20 by texting CHARITY, followed by their chosen donation amount to 70085 e.g. text CHARITY 3 to 70085 to donate £3 or text CHARITY 17 to 70085 to donate £17.

If you set a default donation amount, the supporter does not need to include the number to donate that amount. Let’s say you set the default donation amount at £5 – instead of texting CHARITY 5 to 70085, the supporter would just need to text CHARITY to 70085 to donate £5.

Please note, a supporter can still donate any whole pound amount between £1 and £20 by including the number after the keyword in their text. The default donation amount only comes into play when no donation amount is specified.

Set the default donation amount by changing the amount using the ‘default donation amount’ drop-down menu. If you do not wish to set a default donation amount, choose ‘let the supporter decide’ from the menu. If you do not set a default donation amount, the supporter must specify a donation amount in their text. If they do not include a number between 1 and 20 after the keyword in their message, they will receive a bounce-back message, asking them to text again with a donation amount specified.

Donr can send a follow-up text message to your supporters asking them to make a Gift Aid declaration. The text will include a link which they can tap on their smartphone or type into a computer/tablet internet browser to take them to a declaration page – they input their details, hit ‘submit’ and then that data is available for your organisation to view and download in the Gift Aid section of the Dashboard so you can submit it to HMRC to make a Gift Aid claim. If you’d like this to happen, set the ‘Gift Aid declaration’ field to ‘Yes.’ If you don’t want to collect Gift Aid declarations on this campaign, set this field to ‘No.’

Creating a ‘Regular Donation’ campaign screen three

This screen collects details about your campaign. 

Give an estimated live date in the ‘when is your campaign going live?’ field and an estimated end date in the ‘when is your expected closing date?’ field. Please note – these are only for guidance purposes: your campaign will be active and able to take donations from the end of the campaign creation process, and will continue taking donations until you use the ‘End campaign now’ button in the Configure menu, after you’ve completed set-up.

If your campaign has no set end date, check the ‘My campaign is on-going’ box.

Give an estimation of how much you’re trying to raise by setting the ‘amount’ field.

When you click ‘Next,’ your campaign will be active and able to take donations.

Use the ‘Edit your campaign’ button to edit certain details of your campaign, such as customising messaging, or click ‘Return to campaigns’ to go back to the Text Giving overview screen.You can find sample promotional wording to help you promote your campaign in the Configure section:
Donr Dashboard > Menu to left side of screen > Text Giving > Three dots button next to campaign > Configure