What is CanadaHelps
and Why Should we
     Register?

          For audio, turn on your speakers,
      or Call 773-945-10...
Reminders
You can hear us, but we can’t hear you




Type questions here




Send presentation by email



Turn up your vo...
Today’s Presenters
• Kirstin Beardsley
  Marketing and Communications Coordinator

• Mike Henry
  Charity Liaison




    ...
Webinar Agenda

1. Who and what is CanadaHelps?
2. The benefits of signing up with
   CanadaHelps
3. How does it work?
4. ...
1. Who and What is CanadaHelps?




              For audio, turn on your speakers,
          or Call 773-945-1010; Code 1...
• A charity helping charities
• A public foundation
• Our mission is to provide low-cost online
  donation services to don...
CanadaHelps: Services for Charities
• Secure online donations
• 3% 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 ...
CanadaHelps: The Numbers




• 6,000 charities have signed up
• $85,000,000 in donations
• All 84,000 registered charities...
The CanadaHelps Team Today




            For audio, turn on your speakers,
        or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
Where Did This Money Come From?




• Someone has donated to you through
  CanadaHelps.org
• We send cheques to charities ...
How did donors find our charity on
         CanadaHelps.org?




• Google search
• CanadaHelps donor account
• Centralized...
2. The Benefits of Signing Up



            For audio, turn on your speakers,
        or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-...
The Benefits of Signing Up with
            CanadaHelps
1. Offer online donations to your donors with
   the Donate Now! B...
BENEFIT #1: ONLINE DONATIONS
WITH THE DONATE NOW! BUTTON
             For audio, turn on your speakers,
         or Call 7...
Donate Now! Button



• Add the CanadaHelps Donate Now! Button to
  your website.
• Donors will link from your site direct...
BENEFIT #2: AFFORDABLE ONLINE
DONATION PROCESSING
              For audio, turn on your speakers,
          or Call 773-94...
Low Cost



• 3% transaction fee
• No other costs: no annual, monthly or set-up
  fees
• As a charity, we fundraise separa...
Transaction Fee: In-Depth
• The 3% covers the costs of processing the
  transaction, specifically:
  o Credit card fees
  ...
BENEFIT #3: MULTIPLE DONATION
OPTIONS
              For audio, turn on your speakers,
          or Call 773-945-1010; Code...
Multiple Donation Options
•   One-time gifts
•   Automatic monthly donations
•   In memoriam donations
•   In honour of do...
Take Advantage of New Technology


• Web 2.0 and peer-to-peer fundraising
• Donations through Facebook
• CanadaHelps Givin...
BENEFIT #4: ACCESS TO DONOR
INFORMATION
              For audio, turn on your speakers,
          or Call 773-945-1010; Co...
Receiving Donor Information

• Notification by email
• Donor reports in your secure MyCharity
  account
• Full donor infor...
Donor Information

• These are still your donors:
  o CanadaHelps doesn’t solicit donations and doesn’t
    share, sell, t...
BENEFIT #5: CUSTOMIZATION


              For audio, turn on your speakers,
          or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-3...
Customize your Profile




         For audio, turn on your speakers,
     or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
Enhanced Profile
                                      Personalized Logo/Banner


                                      Do...
Fund Designations



• Include names and description of projects,
  campaigns or funds
• Donors choose from a drop-down li...
BENEFIT #6: DONOR SECURITY AND
PRIVACY ONLINE
              For audio, turn on your speakers,
          or Call 773-945-10...
Security and Privacy



• CanadaHelps is committed to keeping your
  donors safe and secure online
• Our website is certif...
Other Benefits of Signing Up
• Funds are disbursed weekly by EFT directly into
  your bank account
• Tax receipts are issu...
3. How Does it Work?


        For audio, turn on your speakers,
    or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
The Donation Process: Overview
Donor selects charity
• Links from your website, or
• Searches on CanadaHelps.org



      ...
Making A Donation
                   • Charity Name and
                     Registration Number
                   • Dona...
How Do You Get the Money?




• Prior to signing up, it’s through the mail
• After signing up, it’s through electronic tra...
4. This is GREAT… How do we
            Sign Up?


            For audio, turn on your speakers,
        or Call 773-945-1...
Registration with CanadaHelps

• Easy, quick and FREE!
   1. Online registration
   2. Send banking information for EFTs
 ...
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 ch...
5. Common Questions


        For audio, turn on your speakers,
    or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
How does the donor get their tax receipt?




 • CanadaHelps issues an electronic tax receipt
   to the donor for every do...
Does CanadaHelps use my charity’s
 business number when they issue
            receipts?



• CanadaHelps issues the tax r...
Where do I get the Donate Now button?




• In your MyCharity account (once you sign up!)



                    For audio...
Can we use CanadaHelps for ticket sales?




• No, all donations made through CanadaHelps
  are receipted in full
• Only d...
We have an online donation system
    already – can we still sign up?




• Yes! CanadaHelps is non-exclusive.
• Receive d...
• Free online resources
• Launching in Spring 2009                                 Next Webinar

  • Information about tec...
Question and Answer
  You can hear us, but
  we can’t hear you




Ask questions here




Ask away!


                    ...
Thank you for attending!
Questions? Feedback? Comments?

    Visit www.canadahelps.org

Email Mike at: info@canadahelps.or...
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- Why did my charity get this cheque from CanadaHelps?
- How can my charity use CanadaHelps to raise funds online?
- How does my charity sign up?

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What is CanadaHelps and why should my charity register?

  1. 1. What is CanadaHelps and Why Should we Register? For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  2. 2. Reminders You can hear us, but we can’t hear you Type questions here Send presentation by email Turn up your volume For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  3. 3. Today’s Presenters • Kirstin Beardsley Marketing and Communications Coordinator • Mike Henry Charity Liaison For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  4. 4. Webinar Agenda 1. Who and what is CanadaHelps? 2. The benefits of signing up with CanadaHelps 3. How does it work? 4. Registering with CanadaHelps 5. Common Questions For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  5. 5. 1. Who and What is CanadaHelps? For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  6. 6. • A charity helping charities • A public foundation • Our mission is to provide low-cost online donation services to donors and the Canadian charities they support. For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  7. 7. CanadaHelps: Services for Charities • Secure online donations • 3% per-transaction fee • Wide range of donation options: o monthly giving o peer-to-peer fundraising o in memoriam donations o in honour of donations o donations by fund/campaign o gifts of securities For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  8. 8. 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 are still on the CanadaHelps Board of Directors For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  9. 9. CanadaHelps: The Numbers • 6,000 charities have signed up • $85,000,000 in donations • All 84,000 registered charities on our site For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  10. 10. The CanadaHelps Team Today For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  11. 11. 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 For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  12. 12. How did donors find our charity on CanadaHelps.org? • Google search • CanadaHelps donor account • Centralized giving For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  13. 13. 2. The Benefits of Signing Up For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  14. 14. The Benefits of Signing Up with CanadaHelps 1. Offer online donations to your donors with the Donate Now! Button 2. Affordable online donation solution 3. Offer many giving options to donors 4. Access donor information instantly 5. Customization of the donation process 6. Ensure the security of your donors online For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  15. 15. BENEFIT #1: ONLINE DONATIONS WITH THE DONATE NOW! BUTTON For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  16. 16. 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. For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  17. 17. BENEFIT #2: AFFORDABLE ONLINE DONATION PROCESSING For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  18. 18. Low Cost • 3% transaction fee • No other costs: no annual, monthly or set-up fees • As a charity, we fundraise separately to cover our own operating expenses. For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  19. 19. Transaction Fee: In-Depth • The 3% covers the costs of processing the transaction, specifically: o Credit card fees o Banking fees o Disbursement costs o Receipting, processing etc… • 97% gets deposited in your account For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  20. 20. BENEFIT #3: MULTIPLE DONATION OPTIONS For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  21. 21. Multiple Donation Options • One-time gifts • Automatic monthly donations • In memoriam donations • In honour of donations • Donations of stocks and mutual funds For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  22. 22. Take Advantage of New Technology • Web 2.0 and peer-to-peer fundraising • Donations through Facebook • CanadaHelps GivingPages – Let your supporters become your fundraisers – GivingPages can be used for: runs/walks, “a- thons”, gift-free birthdays, wedding registries, in memoriam etc… For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  23. 23. BENEFIT #4: ACCESS TO DONOR INFORMATION For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  24. 24. Receiving Donor Information • Notification by email • Donor reports in your secure MyCharity account • Full donor information: – Name, mailing address, email address, message, honouree/memoriam card requests, donation amount, fund designation, donation source etc… For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  25. 25. Donor Information • These are still your donors: o CanadaHelps doesn’t solicit donations and doesn’t share, sell, trade or otherwise use your donor information • Include your online donors in your donor recognition programs For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  26. 26. BENEFIT #5: CUSTOMIZATION For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  27. 27. Customize your Profile For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  28. 28. Enhanced Profile Personalized Logo/Banner Donate Monthly Button Mission Statement Description Details & Contact Info For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  29. 29. Fund Designations • Include names and description of projects, campaigns or funds • Donors choose from a drop-down list of fund options when making a gift • Update and change these in your MyCharity account For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  30. 30. BENEFIT #6: DONOR SECURITY AND PRIVACY ONLINE For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  31. 31. Security and Privacy • CanadaHelps is committed to keeping your donors safe and secure online • Our website is certified by VeriSign Secured and McAfee Secured For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  32. 32. Other Benefits of Signing Up • Funds are disbursed weekly by EFT directly into your bank account • Tax receipts are issued automatically • New partnerships and products • Non-exclusive • Don’t need to set up your own merchant account for online donations • Fully bilingual donation process For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  33. 33. 3. How Does it Work? For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  34. 34. The Donation Process: Overview Donor selects charity • Links from your website, or • Searches on CanadaHelps.org Donation gets processed on CanadaHelps.org Donor receives confirmation and tax receipt Charity receives notification by email Donor recognition • The charity thanks the donor for their gift and fulfills donor requests For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  35. 35. Making A Donation • Charity Name and Registration Number • Donation Amount • Donation Frequency • Fund description and designation • Messages for charity • Dedications and gift options For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  36. 36. 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 For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  37. 37. 4. This is GREAT… How do we Sign Up? For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  38. 38. Registration with CanadaHelps • Easy, quick and FREE! 1. Online registration 2. Send banking information for EFTs 3. Add “Donate Now” button on your website • That’s it! For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  39. 39. Online Registration • Visit www.canadahelps.org and click REGISTER YOUR CHARITY
  40. 40. 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) For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  41. 41. 5. Common Questions For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  42. 42. 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 For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  43. 43. Does CanadaHelps use my charity’s business number when they issue receipts? • CanadaHelps issues the tax receipts using our own business number • Your name is clearly stated • We issue them for you but not on your behalf For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  44. 44. Where do I get the Donate Now button? • In your MyCharity account (once you sign up!) For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  45. 45. Can we use CanadaHelps for ticket sales? • No, all donations made through CanadaHelps are receipted in full • Only donations can be processed through CanadaHelps For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  46. 46. 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) For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  47. 47. • Free online resources • Launching in Spring 2009 Next Webinar • Information about technology “CHO 101” • Demos February 11 • More webinars 2PM – 3PM (EST) For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  48. 48. Question and Answer You can hear us, but we can’t hear you Ask questions here Ask away! For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339
  49. 49. Thank you for attending! Questions? Feedback? Comments? Visit www.canadahelps.org Email Mike at: info@canadahelps.org For audio, turn on your speakers, or Call 773-945-1010; Code 144-834-339

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