Clover Donations: January Update
We wanted to take a second to give you an update on Clover Donations (our brand new product we've been working on for the past few months). We announced it a little while ago, and since then we've posted a few followups answering questions and (hopefully) giving a little clarity about what the product will actually look and function like.
Well, here's our newest update: We're still working on it.
I know that's not the update many of you were hoping for, but it's the best we can do right now! A lot of you have been emailing, commenting and calling, looking for a release date, but the most we can say is "soon".
One of the biggest hiccups we've had has been how to balance the sheer amount of features we are offering, while still providing an easy, intuitive, and non-overwhelming interface. For example, we were about 90% done with the first iteration of our Form Editor and we decided to start over because we felt pretty strongly that it was too confusing for a non-techy person.
With this new version, we're creating a "Simple Mode" and "Advanced Mode". It allows us to make the design process incredibly easy for an average user, while still providing tons of power and customization for those who want more flexibility.
The Form Editor is just one of the many pieces of the Donation Center we're creating, but this change is an example of our design process. Although it means more development hours, for us it's the difference between making a good product and a great product.
So all this to say that we are still working hard on Clover Donations... It hasn't launched as soon as we hoped, but it is already a lot better than it would have been if we forced it out in December like we had originally planned.
Thanks so much for your patience and support as we continue to work on our new product. If you can hang in there, this thing is going to be the absolute best way for your organization to accept donations online. Seriously.
If you have any more direct questions about Clover Donations (or Clover websites, for that matter), shoot us an email.
Here are some screen shots of what we've been working on: