We have had a great couple of months at Dear Future, as the approvals from the IRS became a reality to be a 501c3, and the set up of our financial structure. We now have set up the following systems:
Point Bank corporate checking account for Dear Future - Ric has access.
Stripe payments was set up directly to that account.
Also set up is square payments for the case we might need to take a credit card payment…
The website was set up, though admittedly needs help to add more cowbell, and colors as Alley mentioned.
Donorbox was set up to provide the API that takes the donations from the website. a little clunky on the background but it works smoothly and Fernando and I have tested that it works and receipts are sent to the donors.
The challenge initially was “the How” do we add such service, all the companies I looked into were expensive.
Donorbox is free, but limited, when you start talking about other options, you step into the paid stuff.
I opted to have the 'donate button” direct the donor to a fundraiser page, because it allows the donor to use apple pay, google pay, and other features not available in a pop up or in-website api.