Set Up In-Kind Donations

You can set up an in-kind donation campaign by applying some tweaks to the Volunteer tool. We recommend this tool because it allows supporters to complete a form without entering payment information so it can be customized to be used for in-kind donations.

Here's a video of a sample in-kind donation campaign page.



To set this up, you need to apply these tweaks: 
  1. Create custom fields where the supporter can enter the item description and value.
  2. Customize the Volunteer Settings to match in-kind donations.
  3. Customize the Volunteer Position to match in-kind donations.


CREATE THE CUSTOM FIELDS 

Create two custom fields: one for entering the item description, and another for its value.

Create a custom field for entering the item description:
  1. From your Flipcause Dashboard, go to Custom Fields.
  2. Click Add New Custom Field
  3. Create a custom field for entering the item description.
    • Field Title: Item Description (Sample)
    • Display Prompt: What item are you donating? (Sample)
    • Input Type: Short Answer
  4. Click Save Changes
Create a custom field for entering the value:
  1. From your Flipcause Dashboard, go to Custom Fields.
  2. Click Add New Custom Field
  3. Create a custom field for entering a value.
    • Field Title: Value
    • Display Prompt: Please indicate the estimated value of your donation.
    • Input Type: Short Answer
  4. Click Save Changes


CUSTOMIZE THE VOLUNTEER SETTINGS 

You need to alter three things and match them to in-kind donations: the Call-to-Action Button, Volunteer Position Descriptor, and Volunteer Tool Image. Here's how:
 
  1. From your Campaign Editor, go to Tool Settings > Manage Settings (Volunteer).
  2. Find the tab named Volunteer Settings, and click Edit.
  3. Edit these fields to match your in-kind donation campaign:
    • Name Call-to-Action Button: Make a Donation (Sample)
    • Name Volunteer Position Descriptor: In-Kind Donation (Sample)
    • Volunteer Tool Image: [Upload a Photo]
  4. Click Save. 


CUSTOMIZE THE VOLUNTEER POSITION

In this section, you’ll need to edit the Volunteer Position Title and Volunteer Position Description as well as enable the two custom fields you created. Here's how:

  1. From your Campaign Editor, go to Tool Settings > Manage Settings (Volunteer).
  2. Find the tab named Volunteer Position - Published, and click Edit.
  3. By default, you will have one preset volunteer position titled "Volunteer". Click on the Edit button for that position.
  4. Customize these fields to match in-kind donations: 
    • Volunteer Position Title: In-Kind Donations (Sample)
    • Volunteer Position Description: "Support by giving in-kind. These may include school supplies..." (Sample)
  5. Go to Volunteer Shifts > Custom Fields and Waivers > Custom Fields > Toggle "Yes" for Would you like to add Custom Fields? 
  6.  Select the two custom fields you created for in-kind donations.
    • Item Description 
    • Value
  7. Click Save and Publish.



And you're all set!

You've just created an in-kind donation campaign using the Volunteer tool. Of course, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to your Success Team!