New Donorhut: Version 2.0
We are excited to announce the launch of the newest version of the Donorhut platform. This recent release was a major version change (from 1.7.6 to 2.0) and is accompanied with many improvements and changes to the platform, both in front and behind the scenes.
Platform restructure and improvement
We completely revamped our back end software to provide an improved experience for our customers and their donors. Moreover, the new and improved platform will allow our team to rapidly develop, test and deploy new features on a regular basis!
Donorhut has been rebranded from top to bottom with a fresh new look. All facets of the brand have been improved to provide better service our customers. Included in the rebranding is our new slogan: "Simplify your fundraising.". At Donorhut we strongly believe in providing the tools necessary for charities, nonprofits and individuals to easily fundraise or crowdfund online. Our new slogan helps organizations understand our goals as well as what we believe Donorhut can offer.
The addons section provides optional account-wide enhancements to your Donorhut account. Currently only one paid addon is available, however, in the future we plan on adding other paid and free addons. More information about the addon section can be found here.
Through the addons system you can optionally purchase a platform fee reduction as low as 1.0% (from 2.1%). The fee reduction is applied globally across your Donorhut account and works on all present and future campaigns. A fee reduction can be purchase for $20 per 0.1% fee reduction for a maximum reduction of 1.1% for $220 (from 2.1% to 1.0%). All fee reduction purchases are charged in USD unless purchased by a Canadian organization who are charged CAD.
Social media connectivity
All campaigns are now connected to major social media platforms to help encourage your supporters to share your cause and spread the word. Your campaign pages will offer social media sharing buttons to donors with custom prefilled messages that pertain to your campaign.
Optionally you can now add Facebook comments to your fundraising or crowdfunding page to help build a community around your cause. When you enable Facebook comments you will be able to attach a Facebook account so you can moderate any unwanted comments. The Facebook comments appear in the new tabbed navigation on your Donorhut campaign page.
Campaign owners can attach a fundraising bar that shows the current fundraising goal and the current fundraising status. The fundraising bar helps your supporters better understand your target and what they can do to help you reach it.
You can now write an introduction of your cause and provide details about your focus, goals and what you plan on putting your funds towards. Your introduction message can be enhanced with a background image hosted on our cloud network.
You can enable the option to show recent donations on your public campaign pages. Each donor can request to be listed as "Anonymous" when processing their donations. Only donors who have permitted their name to be shown will be shown, all others will be labeled as "Anonymous".
Lastly we have setup a Donorhut blog. Our blog will be the home of all feature and service announcements as well as some articles on fundraising, the fundraising industry and fundraising software. In the future we plan to coordinate with industry experts and arrange guest blogs.
We are excited for the future of Donorhut and we are always looking to improve our platform. This new major version of Donorhut is going to allow us to add new features and improvements to the platform more rapidly. Currently we have plans to expand our addon section with many exciting features such as white-labeling. We would really appreciate your feedback on this new improvements and we encourage you to reach out to us with your thoughts!