Adding a donation button to your website
Make a difference with a simple click: Add a donate button to your website.
Supporting your local Church is now easier than ever. With just a few simple steps, you can add a donate button to your website or even your email signature, inviting others to make a meaningful contribution to our community.
Here's how it works:
Know your congregation number
Each congregation has a unique number that identifies it within the Church of Scotland's donation system. For example, Kingsbarns congregation uses the number '261564'.
Congregation numbers can be found by searching for the congregation using our Church Finder and viewing the church's profile. By selecting the 'donate to this congregation' button the page will redirect to the donation page for that congregation. For example, https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/?cong=261564. We will use that link in the next step.
Choose your button format
You have two main options to create a visually appealing button:
Using an image: This method involves displaying a visual donate button, typically a PNG image. Here's an example of some HTML to embed it on your website:
<img src="donate.png" alt="Donate">
Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS): This method styles a text link as a button using CSS code. This ensures a consistent look with your website's design. Here's an HTML example of how you could embed it:
<a class="btn" href="https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/?cong=261564">Donate</a>
Important note: Remember to replace '261564' with your congregation's specific number in both examples.
Both examples are available for download
By adding a donate button, you'll create a simple and effective way for others to support our mission and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. To explore alternative methods and how to encourage giving to your church view our enabling generosity section.
Thank you for supporting the Church of Scotland.