What is CanadaHelps and WhyShould You Register?
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• “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.
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
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
CanadaHelps: The Numbers• 9,000 charities have signed up• $150,000,000 in donations• All 85,000 registered charities on our site
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
How did donors find our charity on CanadaHelps.org?• Google search• CanadaHelps donor account• Centralized giving
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
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
• 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
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
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
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!
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
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
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 donations can be processed through CanadaHelps
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)
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