As part of our plan for continued enhancements to the Website Builder, we are pleased to announce that the donation thermometer is now available to add to all pages of ticket and donation websites. Displaying the progress of your nonprofit’s fundraising goal front and center can motivate donors to help you raise more and connect their individual contribution to a larger collective milestone. This feature serves as another example of how live data from GiveSignup can be highlighted anywhere on your website.
Navigate to the Website Builder
To add the donation thermometer, you will first navigate to the Website Builder:
- Ticket Events: Event >> Event Page >> Website Builder
- Donation Websites: Website Options >> Website Builder
Or, just type in “Website Builder” in the menu search bar at the top left-hand corner of your GiveSignup dashboard:
The Website Builder gives you an intuitive and easy interface to add custom sections that feature your event or nonprofit’s content. You will see some default sections that are automatically generated for your website based on information that you completed in the Donation Website or Ticket Wizard.
Once you are in the Website Builder, you will be taken by default to the edit screen for the Info or Donation Info page. You are able to add the donation thermometer here or on any of the unlimited pages you can add on your website.
Insert a Content Section
You will then add a section to house the graphic on the page you’d like it to appear by clicking on the Add Section button. You’ll have the option to choose a single column or two columns.
Next, give your new section a name that will appear at the top of the space containing this section’s content. This section header will be displayed to the public, and you can edit it any time you’d like.
Add a Content Block
The blue plus button beneath your header is how you will add content to the section. Click on it, and you will see a list of content options to display.
Insert the Donation Thermometer
Choose Donation Thermometer at the bottom of the list.
And click the Save button at the top right-hand corner of your screen.
Rearrange or Delete the Donation Thermometer
Once the donation thermometer has been added, you can move the thermometer up or down by clicking on the arrows to reorder all of the content elements within the section. Or, it can be deleted by clicking on the trash can icon.
More to Come
Our plan is to make content blocks even easier to add and have many more types of formats and live data options in 2022. To see the full roadmap for future enhancements to the Website Builder, check out our “Website Builder V2 Plans” blog posted earlier this week.