Superior Motive, makers of common plugins like OptinMonster, WPForms, and MonsterInsights, acquired WP Charitable this week. The plugin is utilized by greater than 10,000 non-profits for creating fundraising campaigns and amassing on-line donations. It doesn’t cost any transaction charges and at present has a 4.9/5-star common score on WordPress.org.
“Wes and I launched Charitable in 2015 as a result of we had been bored with seeing non-profits use hosted fundraising platforms that cost hefty charges and strip them of the flexibility to model and management their donation pages,” WP Charitable co-founder Eric Daams stated in his farewell post.
“After being a small staff splitting our time on the product in addition to our company enterprise for the final 7 years, we’re able to go the reins to somebody who shares the identical ardour and has the assets to make Charitable even higher than it’s in the present day.”
Superior Motive CEO Syed Balkhi stated the corporate’s non-profit customers had lengthy been requesting a beginner-friendly donations plugin. They may both purchase one or construct one from scratch. WP Charitable’s timing to promote coincided with Superior Motive’s subsequent transfer on increasing instruments for non-profit prospects.
“As , at Superior Motive, our mission is to assist small companies develop and compete with the large guys,” Balkhi stated. “Our software program in the present day powers over 20 million web sites and helps form the net for billions worldwide.
“Together with our core mission, we consider that firms ought to be forces for good.
“The WP Charitable plugin permits us to make use of our data, expertise, and assets to empower those that are altering the world for good.”
WP Charitable’s chief competitor is GiveWP, a donation plugin and fundraising platform with greater than 100,00 customers. Whereas WP Charitable doesn’t accumulate any transaction charges by any means, one of many huge variations with GiveWP is that it collects a 2% charge on Stripe donations taken by way of the corporate’s free Stripe integration with GiveWP core. There aren’t any charges for GiveWP’s industrial Stripe add-on.
Demonstrating one of many extra endearing elements of the WordPress ecosystem the place rivals typically help one another, GiveWP co-founder Matt Cromwell congratulated WP Charitable on the acquisition.
WP Charitable co-founders stated present customers can anticipate “enterprise as ordinary” with none interruptions. They are going to be serving to the transition course of however transferring on to their very own new endeavors. David Bisset will probably be main product improvement transferring ahead with Superior Motive. Balkhi stated he has an “an intensive listing of concepts and a characteristic roadmap” that the corporate will start engaged on with the plugin’s new staff.