Help For Charities
Now Introducing a Simple, Secure, and Inexpensive Online Donations Form! is pleased to offer a new service that levels the playing field for smaller charitable, not-for-profit and political organizations by allowing them to accept contributions online if budgets are tight or the organization is assessing the cost/benefit of online fundraising.

This service is designed to be so user-friendly that you don't have to be a programmer or web expert to use it! Straight-forward instructions will show you how to:

  • Upload your organization's logo
  • Add text and content
  • Specify campaign designations
  • Add checkboxes to the form - donors can check "Add me to your mailing list" etc.
  • Create an onscreen thank you message
  • Customize thank you email notifications

Click here for a sample donation form

Click here for a sample self-build area

Example donation forms (live):
Chez Doris
Kamloops Community YM-YWCA
Chez Doris
Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism - Contribute - Donations
Monayr Asha Foundation Inc.
Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund
La Fondation de musicotherapie du Canada
The Eagle Down Foundation
Bramalea-Gore-Malton GPO
Uganda Youth

How does this work?

Once your donation page is ready to go, you will receive a link that you can either put on your website or email out to prospective donors. By clicking on this link donors will be taken directly to your organization's donation page where they will enter the details. Donors will have four method of payment choices - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Diner's Club. All credit card transactions will be processed by IATS and the funds will be deposited into your organization's bank account once a week. Simple!

How much does this cost?

There is a one-time setup fee of $75 + GST plus a processing fee of 5% per transaction and $16 per month.

How do I sign up?

  1. Click here to open your account. Once your account is set up, IATS will fax you an IATS Client Code and Password within 1-2 business days.
  2. Enter your IATS Client Code and Password in the fields below to proceed to the sign up form. As soon as payment is approved you will receive email instructions on how to customize your donation page and access websupport.


Contact us directly at or call us at 1-800-811-7811 and we will get back to you quickly with answers to your questions.

Please note: If you wish to add other services in the future (i.e. electronic tax receipting, ecards, monthly donations, etc.) you will require a new donation form and an Internet merchant account. Please contact us at 1-800-811-7811 when you are ready to get your own Internet merchant account.

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Just wanted to say thank you for your help. It is really great how pain-free this whole process has been, and how easy you've made it for your users. I'm really impressed with the personal help.

Monayr Asha Aid Foundation

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About HelpforCharities has been providing world class e-philanthropy solutions since 1997. Our full range of online solutions for nonprofits allows you the option of upgrading to more customizable services should your needs grow. For more information go to

About IATS
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