UPDATE JANUARY 2018: You can now support multiple charities at once (up to 12 at one time) and give your customers the choice of where they want the donation from their purchase to go. Install now and start giving!
UPDATE DECEMBER 2017: Now you can customize and differentiate the donation amount per product, and also add the ability to add a donation at checkout.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: We added the ability for you to choose a specific nonprofit to support, so now you have the option between supporting a cause (i.e. literacy) or a nonprofit (i.e. First Book).
Pledgeling is a platform that powers giving back for brands of all sizes to the causes that they care the most about. We’re on a mission to make the world a better place through corporate giving, and we built Give & Grow to enable your store to help change the world by easily allowing every purchase to support a cause and displaying the real-time “impact” on your site for all to see - look good, feel good, do good!
What problem does it solve?
Most people know that they want to give back, but don’t have the time to structure the partnership or figure out the best nonprofit to give to. Plus they don’t want to keep track of the backend accounting. Pledgeling solves all of these problems with a seamless, end-to-end platform that helps you choose your cause, quantifies the impact, and handles all of the backend accounting.
What does it do?
This app allows merchants to choose their cause (either a cause category or a specific nonprofit organization), choose their donation amount, and display the real-time “impact” on their sites using a customizable Impact Calculator.
How does the app work with Shopify?
You will decide how much you want to donate per purchase (either a dollar amount or percentage of the total sale) and the Give & Grow integration will automatically take that amount per order and donate it to your cause of choice. On your dashboard, you will see a report of all of the donations and you can download your tax receipts at anytime.
How will this change the look of my store?
The app itself will not change the look of your store. You will be provided, though, with a customizable impact calculator that you can embed directly onto your store to share the live and real-time impact of the donations you have made.
How do I choose a cause and how much to donate from each purchase?
In the app, you can select how your customers’ purchases will give back - either with a fixed amount (i.e. $1 of every purchase supports a cause) or a percentage (i.e. 5% of every purchase supports a cause). You will also select from a list of causes that your store will support. When a purchase is made on your site, Give & Grow will make a donation to your selected cause.
You can choose to support a cause category, or a specific nonprofit organization. Each cause category has an “impact” associated to it with a cost (i.e. $0.10 can provide a meal to help end hunger). Your donations flow into an “Impact Calculator” that shows how many impacts your store has provided. When you add the Impact Calculator to your site, it will automatically increment every time an impact is funded - so that your customers & visitors see the real-time impact your store is making in the world.
Can the customer add an additional donation at checkout?
Yes! See our FAQs for how to do this.
Analytics, reporting, & tax receipts
This app gives you a detailed report of each donation, a summary of each time period, and easily downloadable tax receipts for the shop owner to use for tax purposes.
Please note: You will see real-time donation reporting in the app. At the end of each month, the credit card on file will be charged for the sum of that month’s donations, which will be processed by our 501c3 foundation and distributed to the nonprofits. Donations are sent directly from Pledgeling to the nonprofits to remove the backend responsibility of merchants. This makes it easy for any shop to start giving to the cause of their choice.
How do I get started?
To get started, install the app into your Shopify account. From there, you will be directed to set up your impact calculator - including choosing your cause, your donation amount, color for the calculator, and icon to be displayed. You will receive the embed code to place anywhere on your site that you want. You are then ready to start changing the world!