For Non-Profits: How to Prevent Bouncing Checks with Secure Donation Processing
A big problem that many non-profit organizations often face is receiving bad checks from donors. A bounced check can be costly, leading to bank fees and ultimately, lost funds. With the bulk of their organization relying heavily on donations, most non-profits simply cannot afford the potential risks of accepting checks. Those who want to know how to prevent bad checks need only turn to BluePay for the answers.
Today’s consumers use credit cards and debit cards to make payments of all types and sizes, from retail purchases to monthly bills. The convenience of online credit card processing has made it especially easy for consumers to make payments online, eliminating the need to send paper checks through the mail and wait weeks for them to clear. Secure credit card processing can authorize payments quickly and safely. For non-profits, this means more credit card donations, fewer check donations and fewer bounced checks.
These processing capabilities are available to non-profit organizations, allowing people to make donations to a worthy cause just as easily as they would buy a pair of shoes or pay their electrical bill online.
Non-Profit Secure Hosted Payment Forms
BluePay’s secure hosted payment forms are the ideal solution for non-profit organizations that want to increase convenience, increase donations and reduce bounced checks. Rather than send checks and risk fees for both parties due to insufficient funds, donors can enter their information into a secure Web form that matches the look and feel of the non-profit’s website, yet is hosted on BluePay’s PCI compliant server to ensure safe donation processing. Authorization is quick and easy, significantly speeding the donation process, and donors’ credit card information remains safe from electronic theft or fraud.
Other Non-Profit Processing Solutions
The ability to make donations with credit cards and debit cards also allows for recurring donation options, which let donors set up donation schedules that best work for them. This helps non-profits retain their existing donors and save on fundraising costs, and reduces the amount of checks the non-profit receives and the risk of those checks bouncing.
As more and more consumers rely on credit cards and debit cards for nearly everything, and their expectations of convenient payment options continue to rise, writing paper checks has not only become risky – the process is just plain tedious. With BluePay’s secure processing solutions, making donations becomes simpler, safer and more reliable.
Contact BluePay today for more information on our non-profit processing solutions and secure hosted payment forms!