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Abundant Online Donation System Integrated with DONATION

As of late May 2021, an online donation system is now closely integrated with DONATION. The system is called Abundant, and it is from ACS Technologies that we partner with for both this system and our OnDemand version.

Abundant allows donors in Canada and the U.S.A. to donate to your organization via a website, an Android or iOS app called "Abundant Giving", or text. (As of March 2022, giving by text is currently only available in the U.S.A.)

Abundant integration is available in all versions of DONATION.

While many organizations may have already found ways to allow donors to donate online to your organizations, all of those other methods currently require either slightly complex exporting from the online donation system and importing into DONATION, to get the donor and donation information into DONATION, or may even require entirely manual data entry into DONATION. With Abundant, that will be almost entirely automated for you.

The integration includes:

  • Doing the initial setup of your Abundant account through DONATION
  • Linking to the various Abundant administrative web pages
  • Specifying which donation categories donors can donate to online
  • Easily retrieving and importing daily files of donations into DONATION, and
  • Creating bank deposit transactions to record the payments into your bank account, for import into ACCOUNTS or QuickBooks, or manual entry into any other accounting program.

To use Abundant, you must be upgraded to at least Release number 4.54 of DONATION. If you aren't sure which Release number you have, use the Help ⇒ About DONATION menu option to find out.

The transaction processing fees that Abundant charges are very competitive, and there is no sign-up fee. There are no other monthly fees for users in the U.S.A. - Canadian users pay $30/month. Software4Nonprofits receives a very small percentage of the processing fees.

You can see the US$ transaction fees here, the C$ transaction fees for registered charities here, and the C$ transaction fees for other organizations here.

Abundant uses the processing company Vanco to process credit and debit card transactions, and ACH transactions in the U.S.A., so part of the setup is applying for and obtaining a merchant account from Vanco. The merchant account setup for users in the U.S.A. generally only takes a few business days. For users in Canada it currently takes 4-6 weeks. Work is underway to reduce that time.

For fuller information about Abundant, please look it up in the Index of the Help in your release 4.54 or later of DONATION, or you can read that online starting at the Abundant Overview page.

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