If you’re looking for a new way to extend the reach of your organization or would like to design a new, creative fundraising campaign, eCards are a great way attract new supporters.
eCard forms are just like your standard signup or fundraising forms, with one special bonus: Shareable pictures for your supporters to send to their friends and family to show their support for your organization.
Whether you plan for virtual Valentines, spooky Halloween greetings, or a “Thank a Teacher” campaign, this is a simple, fun campaign tool that’s sure to motivate your community to spread the word.
Our customizable eCard platform is built using the popular and easy-to-use WordPress Gravity Forms plugin.
The multi-step eCard form option includes unlimited postcard image options, optional payment processing, and flexible supporter data fields.Purchase today for a flat fee,then use the add-on to build a standalone form or to integrate the form with your CRM!
Unlimited eCard campaigns
Multi-step checkout form
Payment processing with PayPal, Stripe, or Authorize.net for additional donations
Unlimited postcard images
Fully customizable form fields
Options for CRM data integrations
eCards for List Growth
$750 for the initial eCard platform setup and configuration
One year of hosting and platform support (renewable annually for $500)
Ongoing improvements and enhancements as new features are released
Good question! We designed the eCards functionality specifically for list-building and fundraising purposes, but we imagine that you could potentially use it for Advocacy purposes as well.
A few things to keep in mind:
We haven’t integrated this with any sort of legislator look-up or congressional inboxes at all.
Legislators do tend to block “fancy” emails from their inboxes, so anything that isn’t plain text is very likely not going to get delivered, even if you do encourage your supporters to send a direct email for a legislator.
Encouraging emails to specific contacts at corporations will likely have better deliverability – but you’ll want to make sure you have a plan in place for how to handle any complaints from the recipients!
The eCards form is likely best used as a form of outreach to raise awareness with your supporters and their networks about a particular action.
How does the eCard form guard against spam?
The forms are built through Gravity Forms, a WordPress plugin that includes several built-in features to ensure forms are not abused by spammers.
WordPress itself also runs security plugins independent of Gravity Forms that help to mitigate spam.
On top of this, we include integration with a transactional email service as part of the eCard package to ensure that email deliverability is covered, which adds another layer of protection against abuse.
Are there any other fees outside of the total amounts shown here?
Our charge for the eCard features is a flat initial fee that includes the integration, hosting, and all details tied to the eCard forms.
Additional fees may come up for transaction processing if you choose the fundraising features for your eCards. Though we will help configure these settings, the processing fees go to the gateway processor directly and aren’t something that we set nor collect.
After the first year, continued hosting and access to the eCard features is reduced to a $500 fee per year.
How are the organization's messages applied?
When you invite your supporters to create an eCard message, they are able to customize the message that they send to their contacts.
As part of that message, we also offer a field where you can append your own organization’s message, usually used for something related to your campaign such as fundraising form or “learn more” links and that sort of thing.
These appended messages can be applied across your entire eCard platform or customized for specific card art.
Can supporters re-submit emails?
Yes! Email receipts for eCard submissions include a link to a web version of the message where your supporters can re-send emails.
You’ll also have an option for editing email addresses and re-sending to the updated emails as an admin.