# Setting Donation Levels
The Cash Donation element sets its Donation Levels within the specific inserted element itself via the Website Editor Sidebar options.
A Donation Item sets its Donation Levels in the Donation Item panel of the Item Details Summary tab for the specific item itself.
By default, both the Cash Donation element and Donations Items start with an "open" amount field (either as a blank or using the special
* character to force a blank field).
To set the values for the Donation Levels edit the appropriate field to add the value(s) you want to work with. These values are added as a common-separated list of numbers with the optional
* added as needed.
When adding the levels to the Cash Donation element the website page view will dynamically update to show the buttons for each specific level.
The Donation Level buttons will appear in the same order as the comma-separated list entered into the "Donations Levels" input field. If the
* is used to provide an "open" amount field it will always appear after the buttons.
To set the Donation Levels for a Donation Item you would add the values in a similar fashion as the Cash Donation element.
You must create the Donation Item first and then edit the item to add the Donation Levels. The "Donations Items" panel may not be available when you first create the item.