What is CanadaHelps and WhyShould You Register?
reminders You can hear us, but we can’t hear you Slides will be available on www.mycharityconnects.org For the best web...
Today’s Presenter       Lyne Girizina-KabwaCharity & Donor Services Associate
WHAT IS CANADAHELPS?
• “A charity helping charities”  • A public foundationmissionCanadaHelps engages Canadians in the charitable sector,provid...
CanadaHelps: Services for Charities• Secure online donations• 3.9% per-transaction fee• Wide range of donation options:  •...
CanadaHelps: Our Story• CanadaHelps was founded by 3 university  students in 2000 who wanted a better way to  give to thei...
CanadaHelps: The Numbers• 9,000 charities have signed up• $150,000,000 in donations• All 85,000 registered charities on ou...
Where Did This Money Come From?• Someone has donated to you through  CanadaHelps.org• We send cheques to charities that ar...
How did donors find our charity on        CanadaHelps.org?• Google search• CanadaHelps donor account• Centralized giving
THE BENEFITS OF SIGNING UP
BENEFIT #1: AFFORDABLE ONLINEDONATION PROCESSING
Low Cost, Less Time, Less AdministrationCanadaHelps charges 3.9%,            Other providers will charge for:covering:    ...
BENEFIT #2: TAX RECEIPTS
Tax Receipts        CanadaHelps issues        tax receipts for all        donations we process
BENEFIT #3: ONLINE DONATIONSWITH THE DONATE NOW! BUTTON
Donate Now! Button• Add the CanadaHelps Donate Now! Button to  your website.• Donors will link from your site directly to ...
BENEFIT #4: MULTIPLE DONATION            OPTIONS
Multiple Donation OptionsWe offer several options for giving by Visa,MasterCard, American Express, andInterac Debit Online...
• CanadaHelps began accepting payment via  PayPal in November 2010.• Every day, in 190 regions, and in 24 currencies,  mil...
BENEFIT #5: SECURITY AND        PRIVACY
Security and Privacy• CanadaHelps is committed to keeping your  donors safe and secure online• Our website is certified by...
BENEFIT #6: SERVICES IN FRENCH         AND ENGLISH
Bilingual Services• For your French donors, our services are  offered in both official languages• Please visit www.CanaDon...
BENEFIT #7: GET DONATIONS MORE             QUICKLY
How Do You Get the Money?• Prior to signing up, it’s through the mail• After signing up, it’s through electronic transfer•...
Get Your Donations Faster                                        What is Electronic Fund                                  ...
Simple• Above all, CanadaHelps is easy to use• CanadaHelps allows donors and charities to raise  funds quickly and efficie...
THE DONATION PROCESS
The Donation Process: Overview
The Donation Process        Step One                   The donor visits your website                   and clicks on the C...
The Donation Process                             Step TwoEnter donation details• Fund  designation/instructions• Potential...
The Donation Process       Step Three                    Gift is submitted                    and tax receipt             ...
The Donation Process       Step Four                   Charity is notified by                   email when they’ve        ...
The Donation Process              Step FiveDonation details appear in your account
Receiving Donor Information               Full donor information:                   Name, mailing address,                ...
REGISTERING WITH CANADAHELPS
Online Registration• Visit www.canadahelps.org and click REGISTER YOUR  CHARITY
Sending Banking Information• Fax or mail in the form with a void cheque• NOTE: please make sure it is an official cheque  ...
COMMON QUESTIONS
How does the donor get their tax receipt? • CanadaHelps issues an electronic tax receipt   to the donor for every donation...
Does CanadaHelps use my charity’s business number when they issue            receipts?• CanadaHelps issues the tax receipt...
Where do I get the Donate Now button?• In your MyCharity account (once you sign up!)
Can we use CanadaHelps for ticket sales? • No, all donations made through CanadaHelps   are receipted in full • Only donat...
We have an online donation system   already – can we still sign up?• Yes! CanadaHelps is non-exclusive.• Receive donations...
ABOUT MYCHARITYCONNECTS
www.mycharityconnects.orgfree online resourcesInitiative of CanadaHelps to help charities learn more aboutonline technolog...
for more great resources…
Keep in touch!        info@canadahelps.org    www.twitter.com/canadahelpswww.slideshare.net/MyCharityConnects   www.facebo...
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  1. 1. What is CanadaHelps and WhyShould You Register?
  2. 2. reminders You can hear us, but we can’t hear you Slides will be available on www.mycharityconnects.org For the best webinar experience, close all other applications Turn up your computer’s volume Have questions? Type questions in the Questions Log
  3. 3. Today’s Presenter Lyne Girizina-KabwaCharity & Donor Services Associate
  4. 4. WHAT IS CANADAHELPS?
  5. 5. • “A charity helping charities” • A public foundationmissionCanadaHelps engages Canadians in the charitable sector,providing accessible and affordable online technology to bothdonors and charities to promote – and ultimately increase –charitable giving in Canada.
  6. 6. CanadaHelps: Services for Charities• Secure online donations• 3.9% per-transaction fee• Wide range of donation options: • monthly giving • peer-to-peer fundraising • in memoriam donations • in honour of donations • donations by fund/campaign • gifts of securities
  7. 7. CanadaHelps: Our Story• CanadaHelps was founded by 3 university students in 2000 who wanted a better way to give to their favourite charities• Matthew Choi, Ryan Little, and Aaron Pereira
  8. 8. CanadaHelps: The Numbers• 9,000 charities have signed up• $150,000,000 in donations• All 85,000 registered charities on our site
  9. 9. Where Did This Money Come From?• Someone has donated to you through CanadaHelps.org• We send cheques to charities that aren’t signed up with us once a month
  10. 10. How did donors find our charity on CanadaHelps.org?• Google search• CanadaHelps donor account• Centralized giving
  11. 11. THE BENEFITS OF SIGNING UP
  12. 12. BENEFIT #1: AFFORDABLE ONLINEDONATION PROCESSING
  13. 13. Low Cost, Less Time, Less AdministrationCanadaHelps charges 3.9%, Other providers will charge for:covering: • Set up• Creation and distribution of tax • Monthly/Annual Fees receipts • Transaction Fees• All credit card merchant rates • Tech Support Fees and transactions fees, bank account settlement costs and disbursement charges
  14. 14. BENEFIT #2: TAX RECEIPTS
  15. 15. Tax Receipts CanadaHelps issues tax receipts for all donations we process
  16. 16. BENEFIT #3: ONLINE DONATIONSWITH THE DONATE NOW! BUTTON
  17. 17. Donate Now! Button• Add the CanadaHelps Donate Now! Button to your website.• Donors will link from your site directly to your secure donation page on CanadaHelps.org.
  18. 18. BENEFIT #4: MULTIPLE DONATION OPTIONS
  19. 19. Multiple Donation OptionsWe offer several options for giving by Visa,MasterCard, American Express, andInterac Debit Online which include:• One-time gifts• Automatic monthly donations• In memoriam donations• In honour of donations• Donations of stocks and mutual funds• Donations by credit card and Interac Debit Online
  20. 20. • CanadaHelps began accepting payment via PayPal in November 2010.• Every day, in 190 regions, and in 24 currencies, millions of people (84 million active PayPal accounts and counting) can pay and get paid faster and safer with PayPal
  21. 21. BENEFIT #5: SECURITY AND PRIVACY
  22. 22. Security and Privacy• CanadaHelps is committed to keeping your donors safe and secure online• Our website is certified by VeriSign Secured and McAfee Secured• We are also Level 3 PCI DSS Compliant
  23. 23. BENEFIT #6: SERVICES IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH
  24. 24. Bilingual Services• For your French donors, our services are offered in both official languages• Please visit www.CanaDon.org to find out more
  25. 25. BENEFIT #7: GET DONATIONS MORE QUICKLY
  26. 26. How Do You Get the Money?• Prior to signing up, it’s through the mail• After signing up, it’s through electronic transfer• You receive notification by email when funds have been transferred
  27. 27. Get Your Donations Faster What is Electronic Fund Transfer or EFT? EFT allows CanadaHelps to disburse donations directly into a charity’s bank account through direct deposit on a weekly basis. All charities registered with CanadaHelpsPLEASE NOTE: Charities not registered receive funds by EFT.with CanadaHelps will instead receivecheques on a monthly basis
  28. 28. Simple• Above all, CanadaHelps is easy to use• CanadaHelps allows donors and charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently• CanadaHelps staff is always available to help if you have any questions too!
  29. 29. THE DONATION PROCESS
  30. 30. The Donation Process: Overview
  31. 31. The Donation Process Step One The donor visits your website and clicks on the CanadaHelps Donate Now button.
  32. 32. The Donation Process Step TwoEnter donation details• Fund designation/instructions• Potential card request• Personal contact information• Payment information
  33. 33. The Donation Process Step Three Gift is submitted and tax receipt immediately emailed to the donor
  34. 34. The Donation Process Step Four Charity is notified by email when they’ve received a donation.
  35. 35. The Donation Process Step FiveDonation details appear in your account
  36. 36. Receiving Donor Information Full donor information: Name, mailing address, email address, message, honouree/memoriam card requests, donation amount, fund designation, donation source, etc.
  37. 37. REGISTERING WITH CANADAHELPS
  38. 38. Online Registration• Visit www.canadahelps.org and click REGISTER YOUR CHARITY
  39. 39. Sending Banking Information• Fax or mail in the form with a void cheque• NOTE: please make sure it is an official cheque or banking document, printed (not written)
  40. 40. COMMON QUESTIONS
  41. 41. How does the donor get their tax receipt? • CanadaHelps issues an electronic tax receipt to the donor for every donation • Donor can download, receive by email, store in their CanadaHelps account
  42. 42. Does CanadaHelps use my charity’s business number when they issue receipts?• CanadaHelps issues the tax receipts using our own business number• Your organization’s name is clearly stated• We issue them for you but not on your behalf
  43. 43. Where do I get the Donate Now button?• In your MyCharity account (once you sign up!)
  44. 44. Can we use CanadaHelps for ticket sales? • No, all donations made through CanadaHelps are receipted in full • Only donations can be processed through CanadaHelps
  45. 45. We have an online donation system already – can we still sign up?• Yes! CanadaHelps is non-exclusive.• Receive donations from a different source (many donors use CanadaHelps to make all of their donations)
  46. 46. ABOUT MYCHARITYCONNECTS
  47. 47. www.mycharityconnects.orgfree online resourcesInitiative of CanadaHelps to help charities learn more aboutonline technology Information about technology and social media Links to resources about fundraising Webinars Past webinar slides
  48. 48. for more great resources…
  49. 49. Keep in touch! info@canadahelps.org www.twitter.com/canadahelpswww.slideshare.net/MyCharityConnects www.facebook.com/canadahelps www.youtube.com/canadahelps

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