Step 3: Add a Payment Gateway

This article describes the process for connecting a payment gateway for incoming donations.

It's the third step in our Quick Start guide.

 

Overview

One of the most important steps to getting started in Kindful is to set up your payment gateway. After all, donors need a way to give you money!

There are three convenient options for you to choose from: Stripe, Authorize.Net, and PayPal. You can find the connection options for all three in Basic Settings, under Payment Gateway.

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Choosing a gateway

With three options of how to process your donations, it can be hard to determine which one to connect.

We've gathered a handful of highlights so you can decide which one(s) to connect.

 
   
 Stripe Low processing fees, no monthly fees
(see pricing or email Stripe to get nonprofit pricing)
Accepts credit, debit
   
   
 Authorize.Net Monthly and setup fees (see pricing)
Accepts credit, debit
Offers ACH (direct bank payments)
   
   
 PayPal Low processing fees (see pricing)
Only accepts PayPal (no credit, debit options)

With all that information, Stripe is definitely our recommended gateway. Authorize.Net is great for those ACH payments (very easy for monthly donors), but Stripe tends to be the preferred gateway for most of our users.

We also suggest PayPal if you also have a Stripe or Authorize.Net account set up in tandem.

 

Specific instructions

All the instructions you need to get these payment gateways set up can be found when you click on Sign Up & Connect

We've also created these guides to walk you through each setup process. 

 

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