Getting Started with Donation Gifting

This article explains how to enable Donations in your Campaigns. For a guide on how to send a Donation gift, please see our article Sending a Donation Gift.

At Alyce, we believe that authentic interactions deliver value and create real relationships. As you learn more about the interests and passions of your giftee, it’s possible that a physical gift doesn’t quite deliver the personal experience you’d like to create.

From our Donation Gifting feature, you’re able to quickly and easily send a gift in the form of a donation to a charity or organization of your choice. With over 350+ charities featured in our Donation Marketplace, you’re able to find and select a cause that matters to the person with whom you’re looking to build a relationship.

Getting Started

Manage your account settings to enable Donation Gifting:

Before you send your first Donation Gift, it’s important to activate this Gift Type in your account settings.

In addition to Donation Gifting, you can also use the instructions below to activate other Gift Types.

  • In your Alyce instance, navigate to your avatar in the upper right hand corner then click on your name.
  • From this menu, select Campaigns Settings.
  • If you already have a campaign to which you’d like to add the Donation Gifting gift type, select that campaign. If you’re creating your first campaign, follow these instructions for Getting Started with your First Campaign, then proceed to the next step in these instructions.
  • From the Campaign Setting Menu, click Gift Invites. 
  • Once you’re in Gift Invites, locate Gift Type and click the “Change” button. 
  • If your campaign is set to “Allow all gift types” congratulations! :celebrate: Your campaign already has the Donation Gifting available and your team can begin gifting from the Donations Marketplace.
  •  If your campaign is set to “Allow specific Gift Types,” you’ll need to select “Donation” then click “Save.”

Manage your campaign settings to set the allowable value of your Donation Gifting:

After you’ve enabled the ability to send Donation Gifts, you’ll need to set the Budget for the donation you and your team will be sending your giftee. 

Please note: the Donation Gift type does not require a minimum or maximum budget. The budget you set is the donation amount that will be gifted to the charity or organization you select. 
  • If you’re creating your first campaign, follow the instructions for Getting Started with your First Campaign, then proceed to the next step in these instructions.
  • In your Alyce instance, navigate to your avatar in the upper right hand corner then click on first name ∨ .
  • From this menu, select Campaigns Settings.
  • From the Campaign Dashboard, Menu, click Gift Invites. 
  • Once you’re in Gift Invites, locate Gift Budget and click the “Change” button. 
  • Since you’ve already activated the Donation Gift Type, you’ll notice a new Budget Option specifically for Gift Donation Amount. Enter your desired donation budget in the box provided and click “Save.”

FAQ:

Can I write off my accepted donations?

Donation Gifting through Alyce is not eligible for tax write offs. 

Why can’t I see Donation Gifting as a gift option?:

There are usually one of two reasons why you can’t see the Donation Gift Type:

Either, Donation Gifting haven't been enabled as a Gift Type by your Alyce Admin or Donation Giting hasn’t been enabled for the campaign you’re using to send a gift. Please contact your Alyce Admin to verify that Donation Gifting has been activated as a Gift Type or in the campaign you’d like to use. 

What Charities are available?

There are over 350 charities available to choose from, and we understand there might be a local charity near and dear to your recipient's heart. That is why we have an option to "Choose your own Charity" in the Marketplace. Select this option, and enter any registered charity. At the end of the quarter, we batch up all the individual donations and forward them to the selected charities. This option is available to recipients in all countries where Alyce can send a gift.

If someone inputs a charity that is not a registered 501(c)3 we do our best to find something very similar. Anything that is a registered approved charity in good standing with the IRS we have on our site, or if it's new, we'll add it in. Currently we have about 1.7 million nonprofits eligible