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  • 1.  Alternative to PayPal

    Posted 12-14-2021 10:43 AM
    Good Morning,

    We are having issues with PayPal and thinking of changing to some other platform. We use PayPal for receiving deposits at our Admission office, sell tickets and also we use for our fund raising efforts. Is anyone using something different than PayPal that is more user friendly? If you can share some information with me I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Ron Somervell
    Controller
    Washington Adventist University

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    Ron Somervell
    Controller
    Washington Adventist University
    rsomervell@wau.edu
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  • 2.  RE: Alternative to PayPal

    Posted 12-14-2021 12:09 PM

    We use Authorize.net for foundation and related activities. It has worked well.

     

    Bob Swanson, CPA

    Controller

    Bowling Green State University

    1851 N. Research Drive

    Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

     

    rswanso@bgsu.edu

    w 419.372.8597

     

     

     






  • 3.  RE: Alternative to PayPal

    Posted 12-14-2021 12:20 PM
    Thank you Bob. 

    Ron Somervell
    Controller 
    Financial Administration
    Washington Adventist University
    7600 Flower Avenue, 
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
    Phone: 301-891-4077






  • 4.  RE: Alternative to PayPal

    Posted 01-12-2022 03:26 PM
    Hi Ron,

    I am checking out your thread because our board and Advancement Office has asked us to look into using Venmo.  Our initial reaction is "No" for the reasons of lack of CRM information and the aspect the single user of the application has our auditors saying no, not to mention the burden of adding yet another layer to monthly bank reconciliations.

    Am I correct in assuming that the reason you were using Paypal is for donor ease?  That is the big push from our Advancement Office and Board, to be able to engage the young alumni and current students.  Our suggestion was to look to the payment processor to see if you could enable the use of smart wallets.  I know we use Stripe for the donation form on our website and it does have the ability to work with Smart wallets (Apple Pay, Google Pay, ect).  We are hoping by turning that on it will appease the crowd.  If you use Cash Net, I have heard from one school that there is the ability to use Smart Wallets and Venmo through CashNet.

    Dawn

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    Dawn Alonso
    Bookkeeper
    Williamson College of Trades
    dalonso@williamson.edu
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