Help Guide

Adding a Progress Bar to Your Payment Form

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The Fundraising Progress Bar is a tool to visually communicate with your supporters.

Showing your campaign goal and your progress towards that goal can motivate your donors and encourage contributions.

Display Options: Your Donation Form, Your Web Site, or Facebook

On Your Donation Page

It's easy to enable a progress bar for any fundraising page.

  • From the Main Menu, go to Fundraising Forms
  • Click on the green edit button next to the form name
  • Click on the blue Custom Options button
  • Change the radio button to "Yes," enter the goal amount, and select a bar color.

  • On large screens, the progress bar will appear at the top of the right column.
  • On small screens, it will appear beneath the logo.
  • On embedded forms, it will appear at the top of the page.

Display the Progress Bar Directly on your own Web Site

You may also embed the progress bar directly onto a page on your own web site with our progress bar widget. Please complete this request to get the embed code for the progress bar widget.

This widget can also be shared with anyone who is fundraising for you so they can display it on their web site.

On Facebook

Or, if you have a savvy Facebook administrator, use a Facebook iframe app to display the progress bar on your Facebook page!

Automatic Updates

The progress bar is automatically updated each time a donation is made to your campaign.

Adding Cash and Check Transactions to your Progress Bar

Once your Progress Bar is added to a fundraising form, a new button labeled "Add A Transaction" will appear at the top of the Edit Form page next to the Preview Form button.
Click the button to record any fundraising proceeds that are collected from other sources like checks and cash. The amount will be added to your fundraising total and will be calculated in the progress bar.
You can see the amounts you've added by clicking on the "View Added Transactions." You can also see the added transactions in your Transaction Reports. The donor's name will not appear in the transaction report, so keep that information recorded elsewhere.

If you find on error in the added transaction(s), you may delete that transaction and re-enter it.

How Do I Get A Progress Bar?

Please complete this request to get the embed code for the progress bar widget. The embed code snippet can normally be delivered to you within one business day.

If a Donor includes the Processing Fee, How is Cover The Fee Handled?

If a contributor chooses to cover the donation's processing fee, this amount is not counted toward your fundraising goal amount. The fee cover amount should be credited toward your program expenses. The donation amount is the amount counted toward your fundraising goal.