Impact Designer can help protect your organization against fraudulent online donation submissions by providing you with the ability to add Google reCAPTCHA on your forms.
Google reCAPTCHA helps to prevent potential bot form submissions. It uses advanced risk analysis techniques to tell humans and bots apart.
Impact Designer allows you to add either one of the following on your forms:
- Google reCAPTCHA
- Google reCAPTCHA Minimum Amount
Both controls function in the same way where the donor is asked to select a checkbox to confirm they are not a robot. The difference is that Google reCAPTCHA Minimum Amount allows you set a threshold for a minimum donation amount so that the Google reCAPTCHA only appears on the form when the donation amount is less than the minimum amount you specified.
For example, it is not common for donors to make online donations of $1. Fraudulent, spam transactions, however, are usually a small amount. Therefore, if you set the Google reCAPTCHA to display only if the donation amount is under $5, this could help prevent fraudulent form submissions. By setting Google reCAPTCHA to only display based on donation amount, it does not create an unnecessary step for donors giving on the form.
Add Google reCAPTCHA or Google reCAPTCHA Minimum Amount
From the Control Panel on the left, drag the Google reCAPTCHA or Google reCAPTCHA Minimum Amount control to your desired area on the form.
If you chose to add the Google reCAPTCHA Minimum Amount control on the form, a Properties Wizard will pop up to prompt you to enter a minimum amount. This means that the Google reCAPTCHA will only display on the form if the donation amount is less than the minimum amount you specify.
Enter the minimum amount and click on Add to Form.
If you would like to change the minimum amount, click on the Google reCAPTCHA Minimum Amount control on the form to select it. It will be highlighted in yellow when selected. Then in the Properties Panel on the right, click on the magnifying glass beside Plugin Config.
A window will open on your screen where you can now change the minimum amount. Click on Save after you've made changes.