Tithe.ly is perfect for setting up payments (eg. childcare payments, school registration, paying dues, or anything else you can think of).
We accomplish this by allowing you to set parameters on the payment form. You can accomplish this in two ways:
Have a look at a few other examples of custom URL’s
Here’s what a finished custom URL looks like.
To start, you will need to copy this root URL and add your church’s ID number to the end. You will find your church ID by selecting ‘Website Giving’ and locating the quick link which will look like https://tithe.ly/give?c=355177. Your church ID are the digits at the end of the URL!
Your root URL:
Your link should now look like this:
To start customizing parameters simply add a ‘?’ at the end of the URL:
Now we will get into the parameters. You can add one, two, or all three of these. The only rule is they must be in order if you do add multiple.
The first parameter is where you would like to label the allocation. For instance, if you would like the user to give to your building fund you will add ‘giving_to=Building%20Fund’ this will populate the field to now direct the gift to go to your Building Fund and you link will look like this.
TIP: When adding spacing in your URL you will place %20 in place of the space.
TIP: When adding your actions ‘giving_to=’ this part must always be lowercase to work
The next parameter, in order, is to add the amount. Remember you do not need to add this part if you would like donors to be able to choose the amount. To label an amount add ‘&amount=’ to the end of your custom URL. The URL below forces the user to give $15.00
The last parameter we can set is the button name at the bottom of the giving screen. Remember if you have more than one word you will need to add ‘%20’ between your words. For example, let’s use ‘Support Building Fund’ you will add ‘&action=’ then ‘Support%20Building%20Fund’. Check out the example below.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions!