Yes, nonprofits can give donors the option to make their donations anonymous to the public.
When nonprofits enable it, a check box will appear on all Give Lively donation forms that directs the following: “Show my name as ‘Anonymous’ when displaying this donation to the public.”
When a donor selects this box, the donation will indeed be labeled “Anonymous” on all public lists of donors or donations.
Note that this will be the case even if the donor dedicates a donation in honor or in memory of someone. If the donor chooses to be anonymous, the donation will still register as “Anonymous” on all public donation lists. Otherwise, the donor’s name will appear on public-facing lists of donations, not the name of the dedicatee.
More information about donor data
Regardless of the choices donors make about anonymity, nonprofits have access to donors’ names, email addresses, donation dates and sizes, whether the donations are one-time or monthly, the pages the donations came through and any other information the nonprofits collect. Additionally, the payment processor used (Stripe or PayPal) also records more general payment information, which a nonprofit can download. Learn more about what donor data Give Lively captures and where.
We feel strongly about privacy, security and transparency. At every level of what we do, we take appropriate steps to protect data, undertaking with our partners to keep privacy and security a top priority in our operations. Learn more about what we do to protect donor data.