By: Johan Lieu Back to Guides
HOW TO USE WUFOO FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT:
- Recruit and manage volunteers.
- Accept online donations from donors.
- Get feedback from your members.
- Host events and fundraisers.
- Improve your non-profit website.
What would a community be without the tireless work and energy of non-profits? Non-profits are the force behind so many beneficial programs, such as childhood enrichment, homeless services, and environmental causes. So for those of you who work in non-profits, we salute you. To make running your organization easier, we’ve developed tons of forms just for you, the non-profit heroes in our communities!
Our library of non-profit forms, surveys, and integrations are meant to ease the process of recruiting and managing volunteers, give you better lines of communication with your donors, help you fundraise, improve your website, and make it easier to organize events.
Wufoo’s products are simple to add to your website, or you can send the forms through email. You don’t have to be a programming whiz or hobby hacker to figure Wufoo out, either. We handle all of the backend programming and hosting, so you can focus on advancing your non-profit’s mission. If you wish to program any of our forms, you can make them as snazzy as you like because we have tons of tools to help you customize.
We know how important volunteers are for non-profits, so we developed a bunch of cool forms to help you communicate with your helpers. Check ‘em out:
Volunteer recruitment: We created not just one, not just two, but three different volunteer recruiting forms to help you organize volunteers for your cause. The forms are set up with more general or specific questions, depending on the qualities you look for when recruiting volunteers. Use the forms to match people to their interests, collect their contact information, and find out which days they’re available to help out.
Volunteer feedback: Understand the experience that volunteers had when working with your non-profit, so that you can improve the program for future volunteers. Send volunteers our more comprehensive Volunteer Feedback Survey, or the shorter Volunteer Satisfaction Survey.
Fundraising is probably the biggest stressor when managing a non-profit. You may have a windfall one quarter, only to come up dry the next. Keep clear lines of communication open with your donors, the lifeblood of your organization, by using our forms.
Accept online donations: Why not make donating as simple as possible for those who support your non-profit? Embed our Online Payment Form into your website so that people can give online. We partner with some pretty popular payment integration services, listed below, so you won’t have to start from scratch when accepting online donations.
Donor surveys: After a donor sends you money, follow up! Email them this form, or embed it into your website. Find out how they learned about your organization, if they’ve ever donated before, if they plan on contributing in the future, and collect general feedback and contact information. As with all of our forms, you can customize the questions.
If you’ve hosted a fundraiser, send out our Donor Feedback Form to attendees. Find out their opinions on the event, get ideas for future events, and learn if the fundraising goals were clearly expressed.
Of course it’s important to get feedback from your volunteers and donors, but what about the very people your organization helps? Naturally, it makes sense to get their input, too. For those who are members of your non-profit, and those who benefit directly from your services, we’ve developed surveys so that you can get firsthand information on how your work impacts their lives.
Events and fundraisers are a great way to spread the word about your non-profit’s good deeds. If you’re ready to throw a party, we’ve got forms for you.
Event announcements: Let people know all about that fabulous fundraising bash or community event you’re hosting. Email out our Event Announcement Form to your contacts, or put it directly into your website. This form serves double-duty as a RSVP form for you, so you’ll know how many people are coming. You can even include a map to your soiree!
Event feedback: Improve future events and fundraisers by getting attendee feedback with our event feedback form. You can send out the form during the event, or following the event. Get input on the quality of the speakers, the location, and the topics presented. Customize the form to get exactly the info you’re after.
Improve Your Website
A giant website budget may not be in the cards for your non-profit, and that’s okay! We’ve got forms to help you gather contact info, manage your internal staff meetings, and send documents.
Build your email list: If you use a newsletter to stay in touch with your supporters, or if you want to send out announcements, gather contact information with our Mailing List Form.
Give people an easy way to contact you: Don’t forget to add in a contact section to your website! Grab our handy Contact Form so that people can email you directly with questions or comments.
Schedule meetings with your staff and volunteers: If you have a staff/volunteer section on your website, organize meetings and events by using our Meeting Scheduling Form. Once you send people our form, they’ll never have an excuse for missing a meeting again!
Send and receive large documents: You don’t need to build a fancy FTP section into your website when you want to move around large documents--just use our Dropbox Integration Form to help you send out those big files.
Still Curious How Wufoo Works?
Wufoo is an easy-to-use online tool that allows anyone to create and build online forms--no coding or programming required. And Wufoo hosts and stores everything, so you don't have to worry about where your forms or data will live.
You can completely customize the look and feel of your forms using our Theme Designer by choosing colors to fit your brand or theme, as well as adding your company's logo or your wedding colors to your forms. You can even use one of almost 300 form templates in our Form Gallery to jump start creating your forms, or look at our Examples to see how you can use Wufoo in your company.
Wufoo partners and works with loads of other applications, allowing you to accept data and information through your forms and send it other applications that your company uses. We have integrations with applications like MailChimp, Dropbox, Zapier, Salesforce, WordPress, and more.
Wufoo offers the best powerful donor software for nonprofit organizations. Wufoo makes it easy to accept donations, manage volunteer applications, and create events.