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People are eager to donate to your nonprofit, even if they don’t know it yet. Because when someone believes in your cause, it makes them feel good to support what you do -- which is a big reason why in 2016, US nonprofits collected a staggering $390 billion in donations (according to Giving USA). That’s a lot of dough! To put the number into perspective, that averages out to be about $1,200 per every citizen.

But the question remains: How does your organization get a piece of the giving pie? How does your nonprofit stand out in a world full of other charities that need help at the same time? At JotForm, we wanted to provide a resource to help nonprofits and schools navigate the awkward, tedious, and stressful world of giving. The following guide will help your nonprofit identify donors, optimize your site for maximum donations, use helpful technology, and much more.

Spice up Your Email Campaigns with Autoresponders

Did you know you can also use JotForm as a simple email campaign solution? Suppose you have this setup where you get your users' email address and you wanted to:🔘 Send an automated reply to them right after submitting the form. This serves as a co...

How to Edit the Email Template for Notifications and Autoresponders

One important aspect of JotForm is the ability to receive emails for each new submission. We call these Email Notifications. Your respondents can also get emails for each submission as a sort of an automated response, which we call Autoresponders.Rel...

Setting up Email Notifications

Setting up Email Notifications on your web forms is as easy as 1-2-3. You'll be able to get emails whenever you receive a response from your web forms including checking them out from almost anywhere.IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you're trying to test th...

Setting up an Autoresponder Email

If you want an instant, pre-written reply, or you want the submitters to get a copy of the date they have submitted your form, then you will need to set up an Autoresponder Email, so let's get started!A. Click SETTINGS at the top of the Form Builder....

Explanation of Email Notification and Autoresponder Settings

JotForm has two email alerts that you can setup. We have the "Notification Email" and the "Autoresponder Email".When you receive a notification email, you can reply and make sure it's received by the person who submitted your form. It's the same if y...

How to Delete Notifications/Autoresponder

JotForm Notification contains e-mail address(es) which receives submission data when a user submits a form. Some users created many notifications for multi-recipient purposes but don't know how to delete them when no longer needed. So, how to delete ...

How to Setup SMTP for a Form

Many JotForm users create forms for their clients or organizations, or they send autoresponder emails to people who fill their forms. Removing JotForm branding from these emails and having the emails sent from their own address is necessary.  An...

Send Notifications to Multiple Recipients

If you'd like notification emails to be received on multiple email addresses, follow these steps:1. Click SETTINGS at the top > EMAILS on the left > place your mouse over the notification > then hit the PENCIL icon to edit it.2. Go to the RE...

How to Attach a File to Autoresponder Emails

Whether you’re a teacher who wants to send supplemental information to your students or a business who wants to automatically send a whitepaper to new mailing list contacts, this new feature should come in handy. To enable this feature, follow...

How to Send Email Based on User's Answer

If you want to send email based on users answer, follow these steps.1. First, if you want to send emails with different content, you can create multiple notifiers like the following and customize each of them. If not, then you can keep a single email...

How to Use Your Gmail Account as Your Email Sender via SMTP

At hindsight, Gmail SMTP seems to be easy to use. But a lot of people are struggling on how to make it work and they experience difficulty in finding the lacking element that should allow their Gmail accounts to send emails using SMTP. Here are the s...

How to Properly Add, Change, and Test a New Email Recipient Address

A common problem is that you may have tried to change your Email Notifications to have them sent to a different email address, but when you test it you find out that it has only gone to your old email.Here is a simple guide to help educate you on how...

How to Hide Empty Fields on Email Alerts

Update: On the new email wizard, this option is already enabled by default so you don't need to do any further configuration in your form.However, if you wish to change that option, you can open it in the Advanced settings in your email wizard. Below...

How to Find and Change the Email Address Used for Notification Email?

Lost with finding what email address is used for your form notifications? You'd like to change the email address currently use in your form notification? This guide will walk you through that settings, please find the steps below.   1...

How to Add a Custom Sender Address to an Email Alert

You can have email notifications with a custom sender email address. This option sends the email alert on behalf of you but will still come from JotForm's mail servers. To begin, please follow the steps below:1. In the Form Builder, click Settin...

How to Have Text Only Message Format in Email

Having a text only message format is still possible in the new Email UI.  This user guide will show you how in 6 easy stepsSteps:1. When in the Email Editor, click on the Source code icon2. Delete all the content of the Source code window3. Clic...

How To Add The Form Title On The Notification Email?

Adding the form title on the email notification would help you identify which form the email coming from. This would also help you identify the name of the page where the form is embedded, especially if you have your website page as your Form Title.I...

How to Strip Headers from Postal Addresses in Email Alerts

The Address field is a great way to quickly insert a postal address into a form. However, by default, email alerts include the headers such as:-Street Address-Street Address Line 2-City-State/Province-Postal/Zip Code-Country Step 1: How to add t...

How to display uploaded image in the form emails or thank you message

In order to display uploaded images directly in your email or on thank you page, you should add IMG: prefix into your upload field tag. Example:FROM: {uploadImage}TO:  {IMG:uploadImage} This prefix will create an image with t...

Add a Date on Email Notification

You may need to add submission dates in email notifier or in your Thank You message. In order to accomplish this, use {DATE} tag like the following. .thumbnail { width: 550px; box-shadow: 0px 2px 4px #AAA; } .lightbox { display: none; pos...

How to Create a Custom Send a Friend Form

Do you want to create personalized or automatic responses to your friend? If so, this guide will help you to do it.1. Simply create your form. Add the Email Field (under Basic Fields). Also, add the Text Area (under Wuick Ele...

How to use Mandrill to Send Emails From Your Own Email Address

NOTE- Yahoo users: In an attempt to stop fraudulent emails, Yahoo changed its DMARC authentication policy to reject emails that claim to come from yahoo.com but actually originate at non-Yahoo servers. So, do not use a yahoo user as your sender ...

How to Change the Text of the Edit Link in Your Email Alerts

You now have discovered how to add an edit link to your email alerts (notifications/autoresponders). That allows you or your user to edit the submission using the link. By default, the text shown in the email received is "Edit Submission". ...

Pass Value to Another Form with URL Encoding

You sometimes would like to create a clickable link in your e-mail alert or Custom Thank You message that will automatically prefill your next form. The problem is, some other fields like text area does not properly format the content on ho...

How to Strip Payment Labels and Separate Payment Info on Email Alerts

You can now strip the payment labels in email notification by adding payment suffix in the payment field tag. This way you can freely separate each payment info without its labels. This is useful if you're going to create a custom email message with ...

Set The Sender Email Address With Mandrill Account

NOTE- Yahoo users: In an attempt to stop fraudulent emails, Yahoo changed its DMARC authentication policy to reject emails that claim to come from yahoo.com but actually originate at non-Yahoo servers. So, if you are using Mandrill to ...

How to Edit/Delete Sender Emails on SMTP Settings

If you have added your own SMTP settings for a Custom Sender Email in your email notifications, here's how you can manage them.1. Click the User Icon found on the top navigation menu.2. Click "Account" to open the Account Settings page3. Se...

Capitalizing the First Letter of Every Field Value on Email

If you want to have the 1st letter of the name or every field value in your e-mail notification to appear as capitalized then add CAPITALIZE: prefix in the field variable.Example:{fullName} should be changed to {CAPITALIZE:fullNam...