7 Reasons Why PayPal is Not the Best Option for Churches (& Its Alternative)

Donorbox

If your church or religious organization is considering using PayPal to accept donations, it might be worth thinking again. PayPal is a widely used payment method for many purposes. But, using PayPal for churches can have some disadvantages.

Venmo vs Paypal – which one to choose for nonprofits?

Whole Whale

Is Venmo the next PayPal for nonprofits? The post Venmo vs Paypal – which one to choose for nonprofits? Credit cards, checks, cash — the typical means of exchanging money are looking at some stiff competition in the world of apps.

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Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

Robert Weiner

4) One of the PayPal receipts was poorly formatted, but the spammers wised up and fixed that quickly. PayPal [service@paypal.com]. PayPal [noreply@paypal.com]. Here's one of the PayPal spams: Dec 5, 2012 07:03:40 EST. Transaction ID: FWASD05E081JTT6G1. For fast answers to your problems, visit our Help Center by clicking "Help" located on any PayPal page. PayPal Email ID PC873. Here's what seems to have been a test message from the PayPal spammer.

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Lame spams of the day: eBay and Paypal transfers

Robert Weiner

Your Ebay confirmation of your transaction through Paypal. The subjects and first lines of the messages were: Paypal transfer to your bank account initiated. We are transferring funds from Your Paypal account to your bank account. We are moving funds from Your Paypal account to your bank account. We are sending funds from Your Paypal account to your bank account. I got a ton of these earlier this week.

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The Top 5 Alternatives to PayPal for Nonprofit Organizations

Wild Apricot

If your nonprofit is still using PayPal to accept donations, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars per year. Fortunately, there are plenty of great alternatives to PayPal for nonprofits that might be a better fit for your needs

Lame spam of the day: Warning PayPal Account Placed on hold

Robert Weiner

Fake PayPal notices are common as dirt, but this one stands out for its lameness. It does have some design elements (small PayPal logo, blue font, borders) -- it's the text that's lame -- empty merge fields, typos, random capitalization. There's even a typo in the fake From address (PayPal with two L's). I got two copies with slight variations: Senders: PayPal Security [information@paypall.com]. PayPal Security Services [status@paypall.com]. Refards, PayPal.

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Wild Apricot Blog : Add your very own online store to your website, blog, or social networking page with the Paypal Storefront Widget

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PayPal Teams With Philanthroper, a Groupon for Good

AFP Blog

PayPal Teams With Philanthroper, a Groupon for Good : "PayPal is teaming up with Philanthroper to spur a little bit of crowdsourced good. Philanthroper is a “daily deals” site; but instead of offering up cheap tickets to shows or discounted meals, it offers up new and important nonprofits. Every day, the site showcases a worthy cause and asks users to donate just $1. Users cannot give any less or any more than $1

Social Fundraising Is International: Make Sure Your Donation Tool Not Only Accepts Credit Cards, but PayPal Too

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Facebook friend, Phy, who is a Cambodian attending school in Japan messaged me telling me he really really wanted to donate to the America's Giving Challenge , but the Global Giving online donation tool doesn't support PayPal. he is the 20th person from Southeast Asia has told me that they can't donate and have it count towards to the contest because of the lack of PayPal support. There is an individual who would like to donate, but also only does online transactions via PayPal.

New kid on the block: BlackbaudNow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Blackbaud announced, just in time for AFP, their new product, called BlackbaudNow , in partnership with PayPal. People can donate to your organization via Paypal only, and you can track donations in their very simple interface. Tags: CRM Nonprofit Tech Technology Zen Web/Tech blackbaud opensource paypal It is a curious service.

Celebs Join MySpace and PayPal for 'Net Philanthropy Effort - MarketingVOX

AFP Blog

Celebs Join MySpace and PayPal for 'Net Philanthropy Effort - MarketingVOX: "he aforementioned celebrities are supporting the effort by sporting the fundraising widget on their MySpace profiles: * The Jonas Brothers: www.myspace.com/jonasbrothers * Miley Cyrus: www.myspace.com/mileycyrus * Hilary Duff: www.myspace.com/hilaryduff * Vanessa Hudgens: www.myspace.com/vanessahudgensEach.

Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

EveryAction

Even for our online donations we had to do it though PayPal before we made the switch to EveryAction. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center. With their support, the medical center is now rated 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (a hospital rating agency) and the foundation is continuing its incredible work to build a living center and meet the needs of their local community.

6 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. online-giving website donation

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10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sending donors a third-party payment site, such as PayPal, is problematic if that is the only way that donors can give. This is the third post in a year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield.

#GiftsforGood ???? A Hashtag for Holiday Shopping That Benefits Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to PayPal Holiday Research 2017 , 63% of consumers are more likely to shop from a store that will donate a percentage of their proceeds to a cause. GiftsforGood is a hashtag campaign meant to help consumers find holiday gifts that benefit good causes: Nonprofits Use #GiftsforGood on social media to promote your holiday gift programs. Consumers Browse #GiftsforGood and purchase gifts for friends and family members. Do-gooders RT and share the #GiftsforGood hashtag.

13 Lucky Fundraising Apps to Know in 2021

Whole Whale

PayPal. PayPal , the payment system best known for being an easy way to transfer money, has a donation app. PayPal will send you a card reader to take credit or debit payments, but be prepared for a 2.7%

6 Steps to Turn Your Website Into a Donation Generation Machine

Wild Apricot

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. website donation

3 Ways to Keep Donors Happy in an Online World

Care2

Here’s an astonishing fact: Last year, people used online payments platform PayPal to contribute a staggering $8.5 But the PayPal figure is a sign of the times. billion to charity. To be fair, online giving is still just one method by which Americans donate a total of $390 billion annually to nonprofits. The shift to digital giving is a rising and considerable trend

Which Online Fundraising Platform Is Best For Your Nonprofit?

Kindful

PayPal. PayPal. PayPal. Recommended for: PayPal is the ideal fundraising solution for new and smaller nonprofits because you’ll get both trust and affordability in one. With PayPal, you can create a online giving experience with your own branding, theme, and links.

Year-End Webinar Special for Nonprofits: Two Attendees for the Price of One!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You will then be sent a PayPal invoice that can be paid with credit card. In the email please also specify which of the attendees should be sent the PayPal invoice and note that having a PayPal account is not necessary to pay the invoice. Through December 31, 2012 all paid webinar attendees can invite a friend/colleague to attend the same webinar – or multiple webinars – for free.

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5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PayPal Express Checkout. Available to all nonprofits that use PayPal. Donors must activate PayPal One Touch to use. In the late 1990’s nonprofits began to launch websites, experiment with email marketing, and sign up for their first “Donate Now” service. Then, in the late 2000’s nonprofits embraced social networking sites, first Myspace and YouTube, then Facebook and Twitter.

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Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Of course, the quickest way to grab donations from your site would be to add that all-too-familiar Paypal button, but that’s not always the right choice for everyone as the options for customizing the form are nearly non-existent, meaning your donation page will look exactly the same as millions of others. Additionally, you’ll need to install an addon to WPForms that allows you to process payments—the aforementioned Paypal is always a good choice—as well as Stripe or others.

The Best Donation Platforms for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

The one catch: If you choose to integrate Give Lively with any of your other tools, such as Salesforce, PayPal, or Stripe, these companies may charge their own fees in connection with your use of GiveLively.

22 Statistics About #GivingTuesday Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PayPal – 12%. #GivingTuesday 2020 is December 1 and below are important data about GivingTuesday donors to help your nonprofit create a successful campaign.

The 6 Steps to Create a Donation Website That Will Drastically Increase Online Donations

Wild Apricot

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. online-giving website donation

5 Lessons Learned from Donating to 25 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to credit card payments, 48% of nonprofits also accept PayPal and 28% accept eChecks. eChecks are particularly important for donors based in Europe where credit cards aren’t as popular and there are donors out there that prefer PayPal over credit cards or eChecks. However, one nonprofit of the 25 nonprofits donated to only accepted PayPal and that decision is likely costing them donors and donations.

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Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) From the outside, it appears that NGOs in Kenya do not have access to the traditional fundraising services that are so common here in the United States, such as a “Donate” page for processing credit cards and PayPal accounts. Another factor to consider is the limited access and high expense of processing credit cards and PayPal in Kenya compared to the United States.

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31 Free And Affordable Software Options For Nonprofits On A Budget

Kindful

PayPal. What it does: PayPal is an online e-commerce and payment processing software that allows you to send and receive money securely within your network. Additionally, PayPal allows your donors to set up recurring payments so you know who you can count on for sustained support.

Winter Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You will then be sent an invoice via PayPal. You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal. Nonprofit Tech for Good offers a series of social and mobile media webinars ideal for training social and mobile media managers, communications and fundraising staff, and volunteers and interns. Each webinar has an individual price of $50, but through March 21, 2014 they will be offered at the following discounted rates: Buy 2 Webinars, Get 1 Free :: $100.

8 Must-Have Integrations for Your Nonprofit CRM

Nonprofit Tech for Good

7) PayPal. By Erin Booker , Head of Content at Funraise , a fundraising platform built for fundraisers by fundraisers with 20+ third-party integrations. We’ve talked a lot recently about taking your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy digital.

Year-End Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You will then be sent an invoice via PayPal. You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal. Now through December 31 nonprofits can receive an additional 10% off the Fall Webinar Special. This year-end webinar special ensures that your nonprofit can lock in the lowest price for the webinars that will be offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good in 2014.

Fall Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You will then be sent an invoice via PayPal. You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal. Nonprofit Tech for Good offers a series of social and mobile media webinars ideal for training social and mobile media managers, communications and fundraising staff, and volunteers and interns. Each webinar has an individual price of $50, but through December 21, 2013 they will be offered at the following discounted rates: Buy 2 Webinars, Get 1 Free :: $100.

Money Talks: The Latest and Greatest in Online Payment Services

Byte Technology

For a very long time PayPal has ruled the world of online payments and ecommerce transactions. But, as is to be expected in our capitalistic juggernaut, success breeds competition, and in recent years lots of companies have launched online payment platforms that seek to exploit the cracks and disadvantages in the PayPal system, namely the high fees, review holds on payments that many see as unnecessary and a system that just isn’t supported in every corner of the world.

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Summer Webinar Special for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You will then be sent an invoice via PayPal. You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal. Nonprofit Tech for Good offers a series of social and mobile media webinars ideal for training social and mobile media managers, communications and fundraising staff, and volunteers and interns. Each webinar has an individual price of $50, but through September 21, 2013 they will be offered at the following discounted rates: 2 Webinars: $80. 3 Webinars: $100.

Newly Released! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12% prefer to give by bank/wire transfer, 10% by direct/post mail, 10% via PayPal, 8% in cash, 2% via digital wallet, 2% by text-to-give, and 1% by mobile money.

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[RESEARCH] How Has Social and Mobile Media Changed the Way You Donate to Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If a nonprofit uses PayPal or Google Checkout for donation processing, do you hesitate to donate or are you comfortable donating through PayPal or Google Checkout? This blog post officially launches the research stage of writing my second book which will be published and shipped in Spring 2014. A follow-up to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , this book will place much more emphasis on using social media and mobile technology for fundraising.

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15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PayPal mobile donations on Giving Tuesday 2014 increased 101% over 2013 in the United States and Canada. Source: PayPal. LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Now more than a decade into the Social Web, the use of social networks still continues to grow worldwide and will continue to do so for years to come. It’s no coincidence that online giving is growing rapidly as well.

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More Tips To Take Advantage Of Growth In Online Giving

TechImpact

The studies, which surveyed thousands of nonprofits and examined data provided by Blackbaud, Network for Good, and Paypal, reinforced the idea that … Continued The post More Tips To Take Advantage Of Growth In Online Giving appeared first on Tech Impact. Last week we talked about two studies from the Chronicle of Philanthropy examining the continuing growth of online giving. While overall giving grew only 1.5 percent last year, online donations rose over 15 percent.

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Top 20 Best WordPress Plugins for Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Gravity Forms – build basic to very complex forms with conditional logic; supports processing donations through Stripe or PayPal but you need to purchase their Pro plan and add-on. WooCommerce – add the ability to sell products and collect donations directly on your website – you’ll need to purchase the One Page extension; supports Stripe, PayPal, Square, Amazon Pay, and Apple Pay. By Chuck Spidell , a Nonprofit WordPress Security Expert with ILLUSIO.

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#Doubledonate = Double the Fun!

Connection Cafe

Guest post by Judy Chang, PayPal. Last year over 100,000 nonprofits used PayPal to raise over $1B. Did you know that your charity can now collect PayPal donations through the Convio platform? As a pre-holiday gift, PayPal and Convio are offering a “Double Your Donations” promotion from November 9-12. Your charity just needs to have PayPal implemented through the Convio platform. Author: Tad Druart.

6 Fresh Ideas for Your Nonprofit’s “Thank You” Landing Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PayPal was the worst. Five of the ten nonprofits that I wanted to donate to did not receive donations because of a PayPal bug. Each time @NonprofitOrgs reaches a 100K-follower benchmark, Nonprofit Tech for Good donates to various nonprofits. It’s a way to give back, but its also a system used to periodically review how nonprofits are innovating their online giving process.

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[RESEARCH] How Has Social and Mobile Media Changed the Way You Donate to Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If a nonprofit uses PayPal or Google Checkout for donation processing, do you hesitate to donate or are you comfortable donating through PayPal or Google Checkout? This blog post officially launches the research stage of writing my second book which will be published and shipped in Spring 2014. A follow-up to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , this book will place much more emphasis on using social media and mobile technology for fundraising.

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Giving Trends in Mexico: Millennials and Gen Z Drive Rise in Online Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Donors outside Mexico can definitely give to campaigns on Donadora, by credit card and Paypal (whereas in Mexico donors can also give through online transfer and cash deposit). 52% of donors in Mexico prefer to give online, 15% via PayPal, 15% in cash, 12% via bank transfer, and 4% via digital wallets. ? An Interview with Fanny Villiers , Directora General of Donadora – an official partner of the Global Trends in Giving Report ( en español ).

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