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Philantro – Donations and Donor Management


This is the official plugin for the Philantro platform.

Philantro is a donation and donor management platform tailored for nonprofits in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. If you are outside of these territories and would like to be added to our BETA program, please drop us an email with your region. For charitable organizations using WordPress that are new to Philantro, our plugin includes a demo account for you to experience the platform without having to register while you research.

With Philantro, our ever-evolving donation platform places the power of donor lead generation, payment processing, campaign management and more at your fingertips.


Welcome to the better way of accepting online donations; focus more on the mission and less on logistics.

Donor-Centric Donation Forms

  • Intelligent and Responsive Donations forms that works with any theme.
  • Support International Donors with local and international donor address verification.
  • Donation forms that respond to mobile devices – even if your website doesn’t.
  • Add donation amount suggestions, fundraising campaigns and more to keep your donors informed and your Board of Directors happy.

Robust Donor Management

  • Automated Self-Healing Donor records where you can find everything from donation history to email open activity.
  • Follow the activity and set notification triggers for unique donors.
  • Track calls, emails and leave notes to keep your team well-informed.

Streamlined Recurring Donations

  • Donor Self-Service allows donors to view their donation history and manage their recurring donations.
  • Philantro also automatically emails donors who recurring payment methods are approaching expiration or have been declined.

Full-Featured Reporting

  • Pull reports on metrics from donation conversions, fundraising campaign performance and donor demographics.
  • Gain a 360-degree view of any donor that turns a cold-call into a warm-welcome.
  • Gain greater insight with granular filters for donors and transactions.

Plugin Walk-Through

Philantro is perfect for small-to-mid sized nonprofits

  • If you have more than 50,000 donors, drop us an email at
  • Accept one time/recurring donations securely.
  • Full fledged event ticketing.
  • Manage and track multiple donation campaigns.
  • Incredible reporting and analytics from donor conversion rates, gender breakdowns, social network contribution and more.
  • Donor records are automatically generated and updated with each transaction so you can see the names used, addresses used, track the largest, first and last gift.

Secure Processing Powered By Stripe

We’ve partnered with Stripe, the payment processor behind Twitter, FourSquare and Pinterest to offer nonprofits secure PCI compliant processing, two-day desposits + fraud protection.

For more information

Tour the Philantro Platform,


  • Modal online donation form.
  • Modal online donation form with Financial Performance Chart.
  • Fully Embedded online donation form style.
  • Donor Self-Service.
  • Peer Fundraisers.
  • Robust Donation Management Platform.
  • Robust Donation Management Platform.
  • Robust Donation Management Platform
  • Fully Embedded event ticketing form style.
  • Philantro Fundraising Widget.


To begin, your organization must be registered with Philantro for our plugin to work as expected. By default, a test organization is preloaded so you can see experience our plugin before registering.

Set Up In Seconds

  1. Install Philantro for WordPress either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the 9 digit OID of your organization to the settings and save.
  4. That’s it. You’re ready to go!

How To Show The Donation Form

In your page / post editor, enter your desired shortcode in a Short Code Block.

Donate Button Shortcode

[donate label=”Donate”]
[event id=”X”]
[fundraise id=”X”]
[donatebar button=”X” amounts=”X” id=”X”]

For more information

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October 18, 2018 2 replies
Nowhere in the description does it say that it is only applicable in three countries, you need to install the plugin, then ‘sign up’ for a demo account to find that out! Total waste of my time!
July 3, 2018
GDPR compliance was a headache for our organisation until we found Philantro. The donor reports, household statistics and consent records are brilliant, just what we needed!!!
December 17, 2017
Philantro is by far the best donation platform we’ve used. We have used around 4 donation platforms in the last 10 years and Philantro is the only service that both the Development department and my department (IT) can agree on… which is rare. We were asked to leave a candid review because our website is WordPress and we’ve had Philantro for a little over a year. Long story short, we hit a dry spell due to the economy and we couldn’t sustain paying $300/month for our previous platform. Our original goal was to find a simple solution to see us through the dry spell until we rebounded and could afford going back to our old platform. After things started to pick up, our board unanimously agreed that we should stick with Philantro and I couldn’t agree more. It outperformed our previous donation platform on multiple levels, was more cost effective, provided insight that we didn’t have access to before and Philantro provided information that allowed multiple departments to work together more efficiently. The donor self-service freed up a lot of our time, so that’s definitely an extra point. I read a review on here and she wrote “Each update they roll out, you’ll see something you were JUST thinking about it” and it’s funny because it’s so true. Here’s what we like: Everything – donor information, transaction data, design, statistics, usability, responsiveness, donor self-service, ACH, PayPal, constant updates that address things you didn’t know that you didn’t know, Salesforce and Mailchimp integration. Our wish-list: Paid plans. I say this because we’re reaching close to a million in donations this year and it would be nice to see Philantro offer a monthly subscription that would lower our transaction cost or offer a volume discount. Mail Merge for donor acknowledgments QuickBooks Integration We rave about Philantro every chance we get, keep up the great work and lets see some paid plans in 2018 🙂
June 14, 2017
The amazing peeps at Philantro reached out to us WordPress users who use their plugin to write a candid review of Philantro and to be brutally honest 🙂 Buahahaha – you should have never asked, jk! Philantro is invaluable, the data they provide on donors and donations – invaluable, the donation form is beautiful and responsive, conversion and demographic metrics – invaluable, they way Philantro curates data for accuracy is unreal and their recapture features – unbelievable! The recapture features alone will brings tears of joy any nonprofit’s eyes lol. It’s just a really solid, forward thinking donation service/platform and each update, it gets better and better. It’s clear they listen to use users. Each update they roll out, you’ll see something you were JUST thinking about it lol, the Philantro team is just as amazing as Philantro itself. We’ve been with Philantro for maybe 18-19 months and on my birthday, I received a birthday card with the option to choose a Philantro t-shirt or a hoodie as a gift – they’re just incredible. Philanto is amazing. The Philantro team is amazing. Now – here’s what I would like to see 🙂 I would love to see phone support in the future. The custom reporting need some work because we would like the ability to select the fields it returns. When we run custom reports for third-parties, sometimes we just want gender and amounts etc. And lastly, we would love to see integrations with accounting software instead of just the ability to export our transaction data. Overall, if you’re a nonprofit – you will love Philantro, you will love the team and you will wonder how you ever managed to accept donations without it!
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Contributors & Developers

“Philantro – Donations and Donor Management” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.