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Introducing DoJiggy Payments

Introducing DoJiggy Payments
Need payment processing for your fundraising event, but not interested in a full merchant account and monthly fees? Tired of using PayPal and dealing with PayPal Pending orders? Need payment processing for your fundraising event, but not interested in a full merchant account and monthly fees? Tired of using PayPal and dealing with PayPal Pending… Read More »

Why do I have PCI fees on my merchant account statement?

Why do I have PCI fees on my merchant account statement?
All US based merchants (businesses or organizations) who accept, store or transmit credit card data are required to be PCI compliant. This required standard has been put in place to ensure the safety and security of your constituent’s personal and financial data. A key requirement of this standard is to complete an annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire… Read More »

Safely Process Online Donations this Holiday Season

Safely Process Online Donations this Holiday Season
Every day, people around the world are affected by charities and non-profits in some way, shape, or form. Community based programs, shelters for animals, schools, arts and entertainment programs – these are just a few ways that people benefit from charity organizations. Each year, more and more people realize the positive impact these organizations have… Read More »

3 Keys to Fundraising Success on Giving Tuesday

3 Keys to Fundraising Success on Giving Tuesday
Charities and non-profit organizations work all year long helping to make the world a better place. From feeding the homeless, to helping protect endangered species, these organizations give of their time, energy, and resources every day. But there’s one day in particular that unifies all of these non-profits and charities together: Giving Tuesday. (#GivingTuesday) Giving… Read More »

Credit Card Fees Explained

Credit Card Fees Explained
If you are signing up for a merchant account, one of your primary considerations is going to be understanding credit card processing fees and pricing structures. There are two main fee classifications for merchant accounts: Tiered Pricing & Interchange Plus Pricing. What is Tiered Pricing? Tiered pricing is the most common, though not generally considered… Read More »

Credit Card Security Policies for Processing Electronic Payments

Credit Card Security Policies for Processing Electronic Payments
Many non-profit organizations and companies process payments, donations, and sales transactions via a merchant services account. If credit card processing is part of your business practice, than your business must be PCI Compliant. This means your business follows certain credit card security requirements set forth by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)… Read More »

Are Non-Profits Required to be PCI Compliant?

Are Non-Profits Required to be PCI Compliant?
All merchants (businesses or organizations) who accept, store or transmit credit card data are required to be PCI compliant and this includes non-profit organizations, schools and churches. Even if your organization processes a very small volume of credit card sales or donations, you are required to maintain PCI security standards to protect your constituent data.… Read More »

Requirements to Apply for a Merchant Account

Requirements to Apply for a Merchant Account
If your nonprofit intends to process any payments by credit or debit card (whether that’s collecting donations, taking payments for fundraising events, selling products/services, etc.) you’ll want to set up a merchant account for safe and secure credit card processing. You’d probably assume that getting a merchant account is easy. After all, the merchant services… Read More »

Selecting a Non-Profit Merchant Services Provider

Selecting a Non-Profit Merchant Services Provider
If your nonprofit intends on handling any kind of online financial transaction: online donations, selling tickets to fundraising events, selling sponsorship opportunities, etc. you are going to want to find a merchant services provider so you can offer credit card processing. After all, almost every exchange of money these days happens via debit or credit… Read More »
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