While many small organizations collect payments mainly through cash or checks, offering online payments can provide a number of advantages to these organizations and their supporters. But since there are a multitude of online payment service providers, membership management software provider Wild Apricot has developed two new resources to help.
Wild Apricot’s VP of Marketing Jay Moonah noted that, “as we prepared to roll-out the details about supporting additional payment services through Wild Apricot software, we realized that with great choice can come great complexity. For organizations that are not yet using one of these payment systems, it can be hard to know how to choose from one of the many payment systems and figure out which is best for their organization.”
So to help the volunteers and staff of non-profits and small membership organizations, Wild Apricot has developed and launched two new articles in its Membership Knowledge Hub, designed as general resources that anyone can use to understand and select the right online payment service for their organization:
- For those considering moving to an online payment process, this article decodes the jargon, explains the advantages of taking online payments, and offers an illustrated description of an online payment transaction.
- Once an organization decides to move to online payments, this article can help them select the service that best meets their needs by identifying the key criteria to consider and offering a Payment Service Selection Checklist (Excel spreadsheet) to use when evaluating service providers.
These two resources are the newest in a series of articles and guides that Wild Apricot has developed to offer the volunteers and staff of non-profits and small membership organizations with practical, in-depth information to help them address their day-to-day challenges.