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Set Up Donation Goals with Square Checkout Links

Square Online checkout links are a great opportunity for your business to reach out to your most loyal customers, donors, and patrons for support. Maximise your donations this year with reminding nudges like a goal or a deadline.

When you create a donation checkout link for your business, you can set up the following settings from your online Square Dashboard:

  • A donation goal.

  • A deadline or timeframe for that goal to drive urgency (for example, 18-days to meet our match).

Create Donation Links

To get started:

  1. Head to the home page of your online Square Dashboard and select Online Checkout.

  2. Click Create a checkout link.

  3. Next to Purpose of link, choose Accept a donation.

  4. Enter a name and description for your link - this will be displayed to the customer. The description for each checkout link has a 400 character limit.

  5. Add an optional image by clicking Add Image > Upload an image then select either an image from your files or from your existing item library. Note: If adding a new image for an item in your library that already has one, the new image will automatically replace the previous image. You can also edit your image by adjusting the zoom. Click Save.

  6. If you want a recurring donation, toggle Accept recurring donations on and select the billing frequency. Note: Customers will be able to choose from a one-time payment or subscription.

  7. Select Set Donation Goal to showcase to your donors how much you would like to fundraise. You can also set an End Date for this goal.

  8. Click Create Link.

  9. Once the link is created, click Share to share the link anywhere-via email, your social media channels, or via SMS.

Any donations made towards your donation goal will automatically be made visible to your donors on your checkout link. Once your donors donate to your organisation, they’ll be able to share their link via Facebook or Twitter, so you can maximise your donations this season. 

If you have existing donation links already set up, you can add donation goals and time frames to existing links.