We’ve made several improvements, mostly for cause organizers. One is that we now accept donations as little as $5. Another is that donors can now opt to provide cause organizers with their email address and/or phone number if they want to stay in touch. Organizers can now add money to the progress bar to show that they’ve received donations outside of CharityGoal. This will not affect the amount we pay at the end or the fees we deduct. It’s just a way to show when a cause has received donations from somewhere else. Organizers can do this by going to their My Account page, then to My Causes, selecting a cause, and then clicking the button to Increase Amount Collected. Also on the Manage Cause page, organizers can click View Donations and they’ll see we’ve added a feature to let them export the list of donors as a CSV file (if you’re not familiar with CSV files, just know that it will open as an Excel spreadsheet). If a cause is a charity/501(c)(3) organizers can now add up to 500 characters of legal information, which is required by some states. This information will appear on the cause page and the receipts we send to donors. We’ve also added the progress to the web embeds. Lastly, we fixed a bug on the Browse Causes page, so that only cause types with causes in them show up. Remember that there are many cause types, not just the ones shown. You can see all of them when if you create a cause.
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