Donation Website Name and Description

The first step in creating a donation website is the Basic Info step in the wizard. Fill out the Donation Website Name, Category, and Description

Next, you will be prompted to add a contact email address. This is where questions from the Questions? box on your website's front page will be directed. 


Beneath Contact Information, you are able to add links to your Facebook page or external website, which will appear on your donation website in a Links section.

If you add a link, you must also add text to appear beside it on the donation website. The default External URL text is “Check out our website!", but that can be customized. On the donation website, it will look like this:

Links are not required, so you can also skip them or add them later if you prefer.


Next, enter a time zone. This is necessary so the GiveSignup system displays times correctly on your site and in forms.

Site Visibility and Website URL

Next, choose the visibility settings for the website. If you are not yet ready to publish your site, choose Draft.

Private events are only accessible to people with the event link. Public events are accessible to anyone. 

Create a Donation Website URL Identifier in the next field. A default one will be provided based on your website name, but you can edit it now. After saving changes, though, you will not be able to change this later, so ensure your spelling is correct. Do not include the date, year, or phrases such as “Second Annual” in the URL. If you renew the event in future years, you will not be able to change your URL.