Ready to add online donations to your website and social media campaigns? You may have wanted to start on this step of picking a credit card processor. Yet this article is to be more of a reminder that you need to do some work in parallel. While your technical and financial teams sort out what makes sense, your writers and communications team has some work. Dig into the first three episodes of the series. If you are a one person team? Well I have no consolation prize or special advice. Get listening and get to work!
Gather your information. You will need financial and contact information to be right in front of you. Many services cater to churches. This will require you submit proof that you are a non-profit organization. Gather all that paperwork, and scan documents ahead of time if necessary.
Then research and pick a service. The ones I found are as follows:
Check out each of the listed services and see who has the best rates and conditions for your church. You may also want to research their integration methods. If you are using a platform such as WordPress, an official plugin may be available. Then before you take the plunge, get your contact and financial information together.