Clover Give and Clover Sites: Four Steps to Easy Integration
Guys, its me, Luke… and I’ve got a question for you:
What are two things that just seem better together?
Think about it. What are some of the best pairs or duos you know—two things that just seem to naturally belong together?
Peanut butter and jelly
Cookies and milk
Batman & Robin
Lebron James & Cleveland (Go Cavs!)
And of course, there’s Clover Sites and Clover Give.
Yes, that’s right, I’m adding our website platform and our giving platform to the list of all time best pairs because that’s how well they go together. In fact, they were created that way.
The two were designed to work in tandem. You know, like the bike?
The two are so easily integrated that you’re guaranteed to avoid doing twice the work to make giving work on your website.
Don’t believe me? Then let me walk you through just how easy it is to integrate Clover Give into your Clover site.
First things first, you’ve got to have a designated place for giving on your website. That’s the key to getting people to give to your church. If you don’t designate a place for them to donate on your website, a lot of them simply won’t do it. It’s as simple as that.
So if you don’t have a space for online donations already set up and ready to go on you’re website, stop what you’re doing and sign up for Clover Give.
Don’t worry, I’ll wait….
Awesome! Now that you’ve got it up and running, you’re ready to integrate. Let’s get started.
We’re going to start in your Clover website first. Make sure you’re using Advanced Mode here (because if you aren’t, the rest of this will make zero sense!). Click “Edit Sections” and then choose to “Add A New Section.” What section you ask? A donation section, of course! Click that option before going on to the next step.
Here’s where the good part starts! You’re going to choose an account type for your donations. You’ll find three options here:
- Use My Clover Give Account (Yes!)
- I Want A Clover Give Account (We can help you with that!)
- I Use A Different Service For Donations (Okay, but you’re missing out on the ease of integration here!)
Choose the option that best suits your church. (Hint: We recommend option 1 or 2.)
If you’re connecting to your Clover Give account, this is where the ease of integration really pays off! All you have to do is copy and paste a link to your Clover Give site. That’s it! No complicated coding, no hoops to jump through, no expert Internet knowledge needed. All you have to do is copy and paste.
To find the link you need, you’ll open a separate tab and log into your Clover Give account. Once you’re in, click on the Organization dropdown option in the top right corner and select “Design.” You’ll then copy the URL at the top to use within your Clover site.
Important note here: Make sure you highlight and copy the URL straight from the page. If you click the URL and then copy it at the top of the next page, it won’t work. Don’t overcomplicate; just highlight and copy!
Take that copied link back to your Clover Sites and paste it in the designated area. Then what? Click “Close.” Literally guys, that’s it. From that point on, you’re Clover Site is linked to your Clover Give account. And the donating can begin!
Of course from there, you have plenty of options to edit the text, design, and coloring of your page to suit your church’s website style. All that’s up to you! But you can rest easy knowing that your Clover Site is working in tandem with the best giving option for it: Clover Give!
Before you can integrate Clover Give with your Clover Site, you have to actually have Clover Give. If you're ready to get started, head on over to www.clovergive.com! Or, if you just want to try it out and give it a test drive, click the button below.
About Samantha Decker
As the Content Marketing Manager for Clover Sites, Samantha brings both experience and a passion to equip the local church by providing resources to help them live out their mission for the sake of the Gospel. As a former Church Communications Director, she understands the ins and outs of church communications, and is always up for some (good) coffee and conversation. Samantha enjoys living in Oklahoma City with her husband, Dustin, and their son, Eli.