[Web4lib] online giving resources

Louise Alcorn Louise.Alcorn at wdm-ia.com
Wed Nov 29 10:56:11 EST 2006

 I just set up a donation site for our city's human services foundation
via Donor Town Square, a third party processor.
http://www.donortownsquare.com/dtshome.aspx The library's Friends
Foundation will likely use the same service (not yet set up).  For legal
and accounting reasons, it's useful to have a third party to do some
recordkeeping, etc.  The price is *very* reasonable (I think we had like
a $10 setup fee, with a small monthly charge on a percentage basis) and
so far their service has been good.  

Be sure to run any choice by your library's attorney (city attorney,
university attorney) and any accounting people you have.  You want to be
sure you're not violating any 501(3)c non-profit regulations or similar.
We had to make some adjustments to *where* the money was going in order
to keep in line with that.

Louise E. Alcorn
Reference Technology Librarian
West Des Moines Public Library
4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines IA 50265
(515) 222-3573      louise.alcorn at wdm-ia.com

Dawn Work MaKinne writes:
 > I'm new to the list, and am hoping to get some information about  >
online giving resources. Our library foundation would like to  >
incorporate online giving into our website, and we don't have the  >
programming expertise inhouse to design and build an onsite giving  >

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