Thursday, December 16, 2010

Login issues

Corrected a login issue this afternoon where after login you would be prompted to login again due to software patches modifying the permissions of the directory where the login sessions are saved.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Group fundraising

We're currently diligently working on some new features for group fundraising to track individual contributions to a campaign, watch this space for more details.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Relaunch of partner site

Relaunched a partner site for Ottawa, Ontario based business consulting company - Professional Business Solutions specializing in supporting Quickbooks, Sage Accpac, Simply Accounting, Crystal Reports, and bookeeping (day to day transactions, reconcilliations, and year end preparations).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Twitter OAuth Support Added

The Donations Tracker twitter feed now supports OAuth which allows us to post donations updates to your twitter account without the need to provide your password to us. The previous api function has been discontinued by Twitter. To re-activate your twitter feed, log into and find your twitter view, then click the Sign in with Twitter button to begin the process of authorizing the Twitter application.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Automatic sizing for top and recent donations lists

We've made a few changes to enhance the Recent and Top donor views based on customer requests:

The title Recent Donors has been changed to Recent Donations.

User comments are now indented three spaces.

And the top and recent donors views will now automatically resize their height based on the number of donors displayed - if all donors are to be shown the list will grow to show all.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Facebook 2 - New users adding Donations Tracker

Here's a quick how to for once you've added the Donations Tracker Facebook application. Once you've selected the campaign to show, there's now a Add Profile Tab button. Click it.

That brings up a confirmation:

And finally the addition is complete - you'll have a Donate tab on your profile with a donation image, and customization heading and paragraph of text.

Facebook changes

Facebook recently removed the option for new application users to add the profile box, from now on people adding applications can only add the profile "Tab" which appears at the top of your profile:

If you recently added Donations Tracker you can toggle the showing of the Donate tab like from the Application Settings page under "Account" at the top right of the page:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Feature - hide totals in the thermometer and bar graph

We've added a new feature to optionally hide the financial amounts from the thermometer or bar graph images, check it out:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New feature - create your own website on

We've added a new feature to Donations Tracker - a webpage on You can pick any directory on Donations Tracker such as When you add a new "view" to your campaign, select "Webpage on".

Check out our sample at You can add any HTML to the page you'd like and copy/paste one of the previously generated tracking images such as a thermometer etc. Included images should be available from somewhere on the internet.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Thermometer Style


We've updated the thermometer style to better show the goal when you're very close to it, previously the goal was not displayed when the donations hit 95% or higher which can be confusing, now the goal appears at the top in plain font and the current amount will appear below in bold.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Upgraded server


We've added a new heavy duty server overnight at CrucialP's datacenter in Dallas, Texas, increasing our resources x 4 to handle the steady growth we're seeing in new accounts on a daily basis. Our main IP address also changed as well, if you get a maintenance page instead of a login, you're seeing the old site and may need to flush your DNS cache. The move over had zero downtime and all images were continuously available as were the incoming donations. If you do notice any issues that could be related to the move please contact our support page or through this blog's comment capability.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Adding Donations Tracker to a Facebook page

Here's how to add a Donations Tracker box to a "page" on Facebook. To add to your profile you just need to click the Donations Tracker app login from Account - Application Settings .

Go to your Facebook Page, click the Edit Page link under the logo.

Then you get the edit page:

Click edit in the Donations Tracker App settings box:

Then Login to your Donations Tracker account:

Pick Campaign from the list:

Pick the Image to add - thermometers fit the best:

Then you can enter a box of text to appear below the image, and add the box to your profile.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Donations Tracker Image sizes

If you want to edit the width or height of your images, here's the page to do it - Edit Campaign - Choose the View/image to edit, then you'll get this screen. For Facebook - remember that if you want to have the image fit to the side of the Wall page, it will need to be about 180 pixels (px) or less width.

Upgrading to a PayPal business or premier account


Today's topic is PayPal account types, there are three - Personal, Premier and Business. We recommend that all of our users be Business or Premier - this will ensure that credit card donations are automatically accepted and paid into your account. The default personal account requires you to manually log in and approve each donation payment before it's credited into your account and then show up in the campaign. (So if you received donations and your campaign is not showing the credit card ones - this is why). Personal accounts usually have a $500 limit before you must do the free upgrade to business or premier. While personal accounts can receive free PayPal transfers up to the first $500, a premier or business account is needed to regularly accept credit card donations or transfers totalling more than $500.

To upgrade to a PayPal business or premier account, visit

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pick list of multiple campaigns

We recently had a question from someone looking to have an advanced drop down list of campaigns to track separate totals, along with pre-filling out the donation amount, and asking if the donor wants to remain anonymous. The first option list uses the donation web address from the donation button generated on And this is all put on your own website (modified to look as needed), and the donor will be automatically clicked through to PayPal as all the options are pre-entered.

<form action ="" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="v" value="1.1">
<select name="donate">
<option value="c3f03bee5983e71b5dc1c2ac1b0fedef&cid=14&vid=15&uid=1">The Euro Fund</option>
<option value="74ad8848a1190545a6745950af847be2&cid=16&vid=17&uid=1">The Pound Fund</option>

<select name="anonymous">
<option value="no">No</option
<option value="anonymous">Yes</option

<p>Amount: $
<input type="text" name="amount" size="8" maxlen="15"></p>

<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Donate">




Amount: $

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tweet donations to

New Feature - now you can create a "twitter feed" view within a campaign to tweet new PayPal donations as they are received, along with totals, and a link to make a donation - all automatically by

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Feature - Keep your email address secure from spammers

New feature - you can use the "Secure Merchant Account ID" from your Business or Premier PayPal account Profile page so that your PayPal email address does not appear in the donation button html source. Just add the Merchant ID to your Account page.

Monday, March 22, 2010

FaceBook Donations Tracker auto-updates


We've worked out the FaceBook auto-update images (they were caching the images instead of reloading as they changed). Every time there's a new donation (or when you save the campaign with or without changes) the Facebook image such as the thermometers etc will be reloaded by facebook. If you haven't received a donation lately and your Facebook image is out of date, just log into, go to the campaign and click Save Campaign to update it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We're pleased to announce the launch of our invoice tracking site at Use the new site to collect credit card and PayPal payments from your customers easily and export the revenue data to your accounting software.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Donate to the Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development fund

Via DonationsTracker directly to the Red Cross' official Haiti Relief PayPal account. - Live Donations Tracking for Official Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development - Make a Donation to Official Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development

Or on FaceBook by adding the campaign to your profile

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy new year and best wishes for 2010 to all our subscribers and customers! Donations Tracker use has really picked up this year, our total donations collected for all our customer's campaigns stand at $952,544.75. That's from 9654 donors and running a donation average of $98.67! Way to go!