How to use the GiveNow donation portal

SAWA (SA) uses GiveNow for donations because GiveNow is the only Australian online donation portal that is commission-free and therefore saves donors and donor recipients valuable dollars. We ask our donors to be lenient on GiveNow's not very user-friendly website. To make it easier we assembled these instructions.

To make a one off donation

  • Step 1: on the donation start page click on "Give a one-off donation". You will be taken to the next page.
  • Step 2: On the new page select or enter your donation amount. Then - this is important - select how you want to donate under "Donation Information": What is best?
    • If you already have a GiveNow account, select "Use My Giving"
    • If you do not have a GiveNow account but want to create one, select "Join My Giving"
    • If you just want to donate without setting up a GiveNow account, select "Don't use My Giving"
    Click on "Continue" to get to the next page
  • Step 3: Fill in your personal details on the new page. If you already have a GiveNow account enter your username and password. If you don't have a GiveNow account enter your name, address, email etc. Make sure that your email is correct; it will be used to send you your receipt.
    Credit card is the only payment option.
    Optional information: You can ignore this if you just want to donate, but this is important if you want to direct your donation to a specific cause or appeal. Tick the box to reveal three choices. Tick the relevant button and enter your message (e.g. "emergency appeal").
    Click on "Continue" to get to the next page.
  • Step 4: Confirm your entries, change it if necessary.
    Click on "Continue" to get to the next page.
  • Step 5: Enter your credit card details. Once you have done this your donation entry is complete. We thank you for your donation.

To make an ongoing regular donation

Ongoing regular donations can be made on a monthly basis at a day of your choice. The procedure is the same as for one off donations, but you have to establish a GiveNow account. Having an account allows you to change or cancel your monthly donations at any time.