How to get started with Ultimate Donations

 

Thanks for checking out UltimateDonations.org. Please find a brief tutorial of how to get started with our service.   There is no subscription fee or contract, but please feel free to check out our terms of service/privacy policy if you are interested.  If you would like to add additional donors for a specific event, you may purchase an additional package at any time.   We do not receive any portion of your donation or any compensation for directing you to the donors.  The only money we receive is from users purchasing upgrades for events.

 

Once you create an account at UltimateDonations.org, your next step is to create your first event.  To create it, click the orange “New Event” button in the upper left hand of the web page.

Here you will fill out event and organization information to receive donors that are a better match for you.  You may need to answer questions about your organization so that Ultimate Donations can find the best matches for your organization and event.

Next you will need to select a plan. Our current plans are as follows $15 for 25 donors, $40 for 100 donors, and $60 for 200 donors. Using our proprietary software, Ultimate Donations provides your organization with a list of companies that are more likely to donate products to your charity and event.  We do not guarantee any donations, rather we help to simplify the process of applying for donations online, saving you time and hassle.

After this, click the button “Donors” at the top of the page or the link “My Donors” from the list on the left hand side of the window to make sure that you are on your donors page.

Next, place a check next to all the donors you wish to see on the “Solicit” page. For example, the below image has the two check marks , which will only allow those two donors to be looked at further. You may select as many or as few as you wish. You can always go back and add more donors to the list, so consider starting with a smaller number from that initial list so as not to be overwhelmed.

 

 

Once you are finished making your selections, click the orange “Solicit Donors!” button at the top of the donor list.

While on the “Solicit Donors” page use the navigation buttons to move between the selected donors, and use the “Click Here To Solicit” button to begin your solicitation process.

 

After soliciting a company, make sure to change the status to “solicited” by either changing the status on the donor page, or by heading back to My Donors and clicking on the green button next to the company. You will also be able to track whether your request was accepted or declined, as well as track whether you have sent a thank you.

We hope you have found this short tutorial helpful. If you have other questions, please reach out to us at the-team@ultimatedonations.org.

Jaime
Media and Marketing at Ultimate Donations
Jaime is the conceptual mastermind behind UltimateDonations.org, a website that helps nonprofits find and request product donations for fundraising events. When she is not helping nonprofit events to reach their fullest potential, she's spending time with her two adorable girls, volunteering within her local community, and sneaking leftover Halloween candy when no one is looking.