Managing online donations is now simpler than ever for Little Green Light customers using PayPal. Now you don’t need to re-key contributions coming through PayPal. Here’s to no more double entry! (If you’re not an LGL customer, not to worry—check out our free 30-day trial to see what all the excitement is about.)
With LGL’s PayPal integration, you receive notifications about your donations, and automatically add them to your database. Setting this up in your LGL account takes two simple steps: (1) activate your Instant Payment Notification (IPN) handler, and (2) configure your PayPal account to use this IPN. Visit our Knowledge base to read the how-to article.
Not accepting online donations yet? Read on for why this might be a great time to get started.
Did you know that more than 200,000 nonprofit organizations use PayPal to raise money online? Or that according to the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmark Study, online donations to nonprofit organizations grew by 10 percent last year?
PayPal makes it easy for your donors to contribute online, including recurring donations. The donor doesn’t even need a PayPal account: PayPal can process credit card transactions too. Donations can also be made by PayPal account, e-checks, and bank transfers. You don’t have to worry about PCI compliance or storing customer data; payment takes place over PayPal’s secure pages.
To learn more about the benefits of setting up a PayPal donations button for your organization, check out PayPal’s NonProfit Datasheet.
You may also find Deane Brengle’s article titled “Fundraising with PayPal” in his Fundraising for Small Groups Newsletter, a helpful resource in learning more about using PayPal to manage your online donations.