Configuring SMS Donations

by Scott Dilley - CTO 04 Oct 2017

SMS Donations

In addition to sending our SMS messages you can also setup unique SMS codes to be used for SMS donations.

When someone sends one of the SMS codes to the number that you purchased from their mobile phone, they will be immediately returned a unique link allowing them to make a quick donation straight from their mobile.

To setup SMS Donations you will need to configure your Twilio Phone Number to forward any messages on to your Funraisin platform. This is really easy to do.

Just jump in to your Twilio account and go onto the “Phone Numbers” section and then click on the phone number that you purchased in the step above.

Scrolling down the page you will see an area that let’s you setup Webhooks for your number.

In the field labelled “A message comes in” enter your Funraisin platform url followed by “/sms/receive” just as I have in the screenshot above. Leave all the other settings as they are and hit Save.

That’s it! Now everytime someone sends a message to your number, it will be forwarded to your Funraisin platform; and if we find a matching code as setup in Funraisin > SMS Codes, we will send back the message that you have defined allowing the sender to click on their unique link and make a donation.

Before you can enable SMS Donations

To use SMS with your platform you will need to open an account with Twilio or Burst SMS. You can read more on how to do this here

If you’d like further help please pop in a support ticket from your Funraisin admin and our team will assist you.