How it Works
Start accepting donations in minutes!
How it Works ; iDonate is an online fundraising platform for schools, sports clubs, community groups and personal causes. The system allows the owner / administrator create a profile for the Cause, to which donations can then be made directly (private donations). A supporter (fundraiser) may also setup a Fundraising Page where he/she does an Event in support of a Cause. An Online Raffle feature is also available to the owner / administrator. This is quick and easy to setup.
Causes – Register and start accepting donations within minutes!!
The first step in using iDonate is for the Cause Administrator to register with us. Go to www.idonate.ie/register and complete the registration process. Then, once complete, you can start accepting donations within minutes!
Firstly, there are 2 options when registering a cause :
1) Once Off Fundraising Page – If you wish to setup a one time fundraising page which will show total amount raised along with individual donors name & amount donated, choose this option. Typically this is used by people raising funds for a personal cause or local causes.
2) Ongoing Fundraising account – ideal for schools, sports clubs, groups, or where the cause has the support of fundraising pages. The cause profile page will not show a running total of donations or individual donations. Users can donate privately to the cause. Also, individuals can create personal fundraising pages in aid of the cause.
Once you register, you will receive an email with an activation link which will put your account live and give you access to your Control Panel. Your Control Panel access details will allow you further update your Cause Profile page on iDonate. This page contains details about the cause, contact details, plus links to website and social media. Supporters / donors can then donate directly to the cause.
Supporters – Create a Fundraising Page
Anyone can create a Fundraising Page to support any Cause we display on iDonate. You can see this list on https://www.idonate.ie/search-charity.html. Fundraisers (club members, individuals, etc) can take part in Events and use iDonate to get friends and family to sponsor them online. We transfer all funds raised by fundraisers directly to the Cause.
To start a fundraising page. there are 2 options :
- Click Create Page from the top menu bar and follow the simple steps to creating your page. Once complete you can manage your fundraising page including adding images, video, blog link, twitter feed, etc.
- We have a comprehensive list of events on of Events Page – www.idonate.ie/event_list.php . View the event details and click Start Fundraising.
That’s it! Your fundraising page is now live and you can start accepting donations via your page.