Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Election fundraising - employer and occupation collection

The Election campaigns now require users to enter employer and occupation fields before donating, you can also have donors certify any provided statement before donating.

Get number of donors with PHP api

Here's some sample code (use your own PHP api code as a starting point - take your own $data = line:

$data = unserialize(file_get_contents("http://www.donationstracker.com/d/2953ae366c1bb45d/e94de7382a3b5532-1-13-2-74e720de.txt
echo "

Current donors are ".$data['donors']."


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Export donor info to CSV for Excel


You can now export all of your donor data to CSV for Excel or your own database for mailing lists or receipt generation. Click View Campaigns and click the link at the bottom of the page to export all data to CSV. Or within the campaign editor or list of donors, click the CSV link to download donors for a specific campaign.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Select Gross or Net totals


New feature for the thermometer and bar graph views - you can now select either the net after PayPal fees are deducted, or gross amount before the fees.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


We're well on our way to counting our half a million in donations for our customers! Current stats:

All Time Gross: $486,784.85

All Time Net: $476,198.69

All Time Fees: $10,586.16

All Time Donors: 5,832

All Time Average Donation: $83.47

Way to go! In other news we're working on a few more updates and optimizations behind the scenes, look for some new features coming in the fall.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Over $425,000.00 raised!

Way to go to all our hard working fundraisers! We're working hard behind the scenes testing some new features in our Donation Tracker Labs. As always your suggestions are welcome! We've also introduced a subscription capability with monthly and annual rates, along with reminders for expiring accounts at 14, 2 and 0 days.

Here's a new tip - want to remove a donation from showing up? There is no delete button (just in case!), but you can make a donation not count by setting it's Payment Status to Failed or Refunded from the list of donors page in our campaign administration page.

Here's a hidden feature for you - you can pre-fill the donation amount and use a special item_name for the PayPal receipt - just add &amount=12.34 to the end of your link with the donation amount, and &item_name=Your+New+name for the item name, you can also make a pick list to select the donation amount or put a custom donation name to suit your needs.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy summer holidays.

Happy Canada Day for our Canadian users and Happy Independence Day to our American users!

We're running our free month trial just until the end of the holiday weekend. So if you haven't signed up yet, hurry now to sign up before July 6th.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

FaceBook updates


We've been busy with a new major update to our FaceBook app. The new narrow Wall/Info profile box along the left is now supported as well as a "Donate" tab. You can move the donation meter over to the "Boxes" tab (some new users may not have the boxes tab though).

You can also add the Donations Tracker application to a page for an organization or company. Check out our demo page on FaceBook here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Historical Stats

We've added some new historical statistics - on the campaign page you can click "Detailed Stats" page to access totals for the last year, year to date, last month, month to date, last week, week to date, yesterday and today. The values are updated automatically with every donation.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Tutorial Video

Take a look at our new tutorial on setting up an account on DonationsTracker.com, starting a new campaign, creating a thermometer "view" and adding it to a blog website.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Election and Official Fundraising Requirements

We've activated a new optional feature that a checkbox must be clicked to certify a statement before the donor continues to make the donation. Check out the demo here. The certification can be any text to fit your specific requirements.

Shortcut Tip - Clone a campaign

We have a new cloning feature to copy a campaign and all the images into a new campaign. You can save a lot of time if you create similar campaigns by not having to configure all the image views separately. In the campaign editor, click "Clone to New Campaign" to copy the current campaign and all it's settings to a new name.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Enhanced Security

We've added a new SSL certificate - you can now visit our site with a "https" in the address or add https to the donation or image link HTML if you operate your website in https. Also your DonationsTracker.com site logins and registrations are encrypted to protect your personal information.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Over $300,000.00 raised!

Another quick update - our customers have surpassed the $300K mark with total donations totaling $321,132.40.

We'd also like to point out that unlike some of the other services out there, DonationsTracker.com takes no cut of the donations - all contributions are immediately paid directly to the campaign's PayPal account. We take no cut - other sites charge anywhere from 1% to 10% of the donations. Try DonationsTracker.com for a full month, free.

Thursday, March 5, 2009



We're pleased that the Stellar Donations Tracker service is now listed on the PayPal Partner Solutions Directory in the Fundraising section.

Update: We've helped our clients raise over $253,000.00 to date. Way to go!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

$189,000 raised!

Hello again,

With all the new users signing up with the first month free trial (click the link from our homepage), we've now helped our users raise over $189,000!!!

Don't forget to try out our new FaceBook application, RSS Feed and public list of donors view.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Free Trial Offer

We've had a huge amount of interest in the past week with our one month free trial of the DonationsTracker.com service. Take a look today - there's no payment or anything required to get started - just put in the email address you want to accept PayPal donations to and create a new password for our site. If you like the Service you have a full month to go to the Account section and make a payment.

DonationsTracker.com has helped raise over $142,000.00 since April 2008.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Go Viral on Facebook

We've released a new version of the Facebook application!

Now when you add a view from one campaign to your FaceBook account, your campaign will be available for others to add.

Any Facebook user can add your campaign to their account in one of three ways:
  • Click the "Add campaign" link in the DonationsTracker when viewing the profile of someone who has your campaign added to their FaceBook profile.
  • Select the campaign from the list of campaigns in FaceBook at http://apps.facebook.com/donationstracker/
  • You can provide the URL for the "Add campaign" link in the DonationsTracker box to your followers to add the application and campaign in a single step. Just mouse-over the link in your profile boxes tab - it will look something like http://apps.facebook.com/donationstracker/add.php?fid=1
You can also put in a custom title (required) and a description box to say a little bit about your campaign.

Any users already with a donations tracker box in their profile - you'll want to log in through Facebook and re-select your campaign for these changes to take effect.

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to all our customers!

A few more updates to our site - we've added a color palette popup to help visualize the colors you're selecting for the graphics like the thermometer/bar graph and recent/top donors images.

We also updated the RSS Feed, XML Feed, and list of donors view and have put demo links for each of these on the main site at DonationsTracker.com.