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PayPal for Nonprofits Get Started Guide

PayPal for Nonprofits Get Started Guide

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Use this step-by-step guide for nonprofits on how to get started raising funds online with PayPal.
Use this step-by-step guide for nonprofits on how to get started raising funds online with PayPal.

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Published by: PayPal for Nonprofits on Jul 11, 2012
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January 2012
PyPl For NoNProFits 
Get started Guide 
January 2012
PayPal for Nonprots: Get Started Guide
January 2012
Get more out o your undraising eorts by giving donors a convenient and sae way to contribute. Encouragesupporters to act by placing a Donate button prominently on your home page.
Discounted rates or 501(c)(3) status
Your donors don’t even need a PayPal account
Accept all major credit cardsReceiving donations and selling undraising merchandise online or your organization is easy with PayPal. Inthis guide, we’ll review how you can:
Sign up or a business account and veriy your nonprot status
Create buttons and generate the related code or one-time and recurring donations and purchases
Customize your payment pages to match the look and eel o your site (optional)
I. Set Up and Confrm a Business Account
Go towww.paypal.com to set up a Business account, and click on the
tab. Here’s what to expect:
StepWhat to ProvideHow Long it Takes
Sign up
Account/business owner’sname, address and email
Business name and address
Customer service inormation5–10 minutes
Confrm email address
Email address used or sign-up2 minutes
Add and confrm bankaccount
Bank name
Account and routing numbers
Name associated with account3–5 days
I applicable, veriy yournonproft status (onlyor organizations with501(c)(3) status)
Evidence o tax-exempt status
Bank statement or voidedcheck in your organization’sname
PayPal email account
Contact inormation
Description o yourorganization and type opayments it wants to accept(such as donations andmerchandise payments)3–5 business daysYou can log in a day ater signing up oran account and submit items throughthe Resolution Center.Note: Once you’ve added a Donatebutton to your nonprot website, youcan begin accepting donations rightaway. However, you won’t be able towithdraw or transer unds until yournonprot status has been veried.
PayPal for Nonprots: Get Started Guide
January 2012
II. Create Payment Buttons
To create a button, you’ll need to select a button type and set its parameters. PayPal’s Button Designer tool willgenerate button HTML code that’s easy to copy and paste to your website. Select your button based on theactions your supporters need to take:
– To contribute a xed or variable donation amount
Subscribe (Recurring donations)
– To make recurring payments or donations
Buy Now
– To purchase one item at a time
Add To Cart
– To pay or one or more items in a single checkout
How to Create a Donate Button:
1. Go towww.paypal.comand log in using your new Business account.2. Click on
More Options.
Under the
Selling Preerences
column, click on
My Saved Buttons
.From the
Saved Buttons
page, select
Create New Button
.3. On the
Create a PayPal Payment Button
screen, select the
option rom the
Choose a ButtonType
pull-down list.4. Enter the name o your nonprot in the
Organization Name
eld and an optional
Donation ID
number toidentiy the type or purpose o the donation – this can be anything that you choose.5.
your button i you choose. You can opt to make the button smaller, include credit card logos, orchange the country and language or the button. You can also use your own button image. For this option,you’ll need to provide the URL o the location o your button image on a secure (HTTPS) server. I you storethe image on a secure server, your customers won’t receive messages rom their web browser indicatingthat the payment page contains insecure items.6. Select a
rom the pull-down list.7. Under
enter a xed donation or payment amount, or i you choose, you can leave the eldblank or donors to enter an amount o their choice (up to $2,000).8. Click
to save the button. Once saved, you can use this button again as a template or other
How to Set up a Subscribe Button or Recurring Donations
Donors can make regular, scheduled PayPal contributions to your nonprot with the
button.Like other payment buttons, the
button’s HTML code redirects donors to PayPal to make theircontribution, and returns them back to your site ater the secure donation is complete.To create a
button or recurring donations:1. Follow Steps 1 and 2 in the “How to Create a Donate Button” section above
2. On the
Create a PayPal Payment Button
screen, select the
option rom the
Choose aButton Type
pull-down list.3. Enter the payment details o your subscription.

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