How can I set up a payment option that allows users to type in their desired donation amount?

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    Asked on December 09, 2017 at 03:15 PM

    I would love to have a payment option where the user can type in the amount - for donations and/or an option of a sliding scale where the user can determine the amount they wish to pay depending on their income level, etc. 

    We run workshops and retreats where we wish to not turn people away for lack of funds and have others who are willing to put in more to balance that out.  

    We have been making separate choices for them, but that is limiting, more complicated, and more confusing.


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    Answered on December 09, 2017 at 04:35 PM

    This looks to be related to your first thread here

    Now I better understand what you meant by having a "payment option". Since your goal is to allow your users to type in the amount of their desired donation, you can setup a donation form like the one showed on the guide I'm linking below.

    Complete guide: Setting-up-a-Custom-Recurring-Donation-Form

    If you only want a one-time donation and not a recurring one, you can change the NUMBER OF PAYMENTS down to just 1 so it will only charge them once.

    Related guide: How-to-Setup-a-One-Time-Payment-Subscription 

    Alternatively, you can also set your PAYMENT TYPE to USER DEFINED AMOUNT if you won't need a recurring or one-time donation.

    I'm using PAYPAL in the example above but this should apply the same to any payment processor.