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Accepting donations via Credit Card

Task: Accepting donations via Credit Card

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Friday, May 11

Our treasurer would like to order a credit card reader from Square, primarily for collecting dues. I told him that I suspected we'd need to have it ordered by SF in order for the proceeds to be deductible. Is this an accurate assumption?

(Clarification - John, our treasurer, says he already has two of the physical readers, so this would just be a matter of creating the account online so we can associate the readers with it)

The page on square's site referencing nonprofits has moved/vanished, here's the google cache

Is there anything you need from me in order for this to happen? Or is there a way that we can do this on our own (e.g. get one ourselves and only use it up to the $250/person threshold)?

Thanks a bunch!

-justinb, OlyMEGA

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There are situations where you'd rather use your own account than ours, such as when it's just collecting member fees. Can the Square app be tied to multiple accounts? If so, we can just share creds and have you use it when you are taking a donation.


Did this clear things up? You want your own feed for membership fees, and use our feed for donations.


Yep, that's how we're progressing. We have the following in place, linked directly to our org:

- Business checking / savings accounts

- Amazon Simplepay for One-Time and Recurring Memberships

- Square Reader for One-Time Memberships and Donations <250


Here's where we'd like to fill the gaps:

- The important one: A "donate" button for the website that goes through SF. Paypal would be OK for this, but if Amazon is no harder, an Amazon Donate button would look more consistent with the other options available.

- The "nice to have": Ability to take tax-deductible donations via the square reader



As the final question of taking tax-deductable donations via Square, you can do so as long as it's <250. If it's over that, we'd need to figure out a way to have a SF account on the device you're using Square on, for the necessary donate-to-sf-we-pass-it-on thing.


Bump? James, I have Amazon but not Paypal.


Here's for Amazon - it will dump money into School Factory's account with a tag for OlyMEGA. It should be forwarded on to you about once a month, but let us know if you're in a pinch or expecting a large influx.


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Assigned To: James Carlson»ΩMEGA
Due Date: Monday, Jan 30»Friday, May 11

Here's the code for Paypal. OlyMEGA, create a page at which is where people who donate will be redirected after payment.

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<input type="image" src="" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
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