What information does the application require?
Complete with information registered directly to your church or nonprofit organization. Registration should’ve taken place with a government agency, like the IRS, Secretary of State, etc.
- Legal Organization Name
- Doing Business As (DBA) Name, if different from legal name.
- Street Address: Must be a physical address, not a P.O. box!
- Legal Address, if different from street address: P.O. boxes are fine here.
- Telephone Number
- Tax ID Number (TIN): TIN, EIN, tomatoes, tomahhtoes. TIN/EIN are synonymous. Share the 9-digit number the IRS uses to distinguish your organization as a tax-exempt entity.
- Website URL: If your organization doesn’t have an official website, a Facebook page will suffice! It’s required to provide a website/Facebook page with your organization name, phone number, and physical address.
- Contact Email
- Type of Organization: Select 501c.
- Your 501c Status
This is the bank account where your gifts will be deposited! This section should be completed with the information associated with your organization’s financial institution and must reflect the exact information on file with your financial institution.
- Routing Number
- Account Number
The Principal Agent is someone at your organization who will have access to your Manager Dashboard and will be available for additional account verification. This is primarily to ensure a real person is on the account so that money is not being laundered.
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- To comply with the highest security standards and FinCEN rules for Customer Due Diligence (CDD), we’re now required to ask for your SSI and DOB when opening a new account. Applying the new CDD regulations protects against the illegal use of financial activity.
Who is a Principal Agent?
A Principal Agent is an individual with significant responsibility to control, manage, or direct a legal entity customer, such as an executive officer or senior manager (e.g., a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Member, General Partner, President, Vice President, or Treasurer) or any individual who regularly performs similar functions.
What do we do with the information?
Besides collecting the information, the Processing Bank will perform a sanctions-check to ensure they can do business with the entity and individuals. The information will also be utilized to perform CIP (Customer Identification Program) checks. They will also utilize the information in ongoing Regulatory Compliance reviews of the entity. This information is not used for credit checks.
This information doesn’t change the functionality, quality, or price of your Online Giving account; it just helps our team serve you to the best of our ability!
- Typical Weekend Attendance
- Organization Type
Official documentation is required to verify your organization’s account. While it’s not required, we highly recommend uploading all three documentation options below, as it will expedite your underwriting process.
Voided Check: This ensures your funds are deposited into a legitimate bank account.
Driver’s License: This verifies that an actual human is registering their organization for an Online Giving account. Robots need not apply.
501(c)(3) Document: Proof of non-profit status. If you can’t access your official 501(c)(3) documentation, provide another document with your Employer Identification Number (EIN) and official organization name.
Other Signup FAQ
Do we need to open a separate merchant account?
Nope, we take care of the merchant account for you! When you register your organization for Online Giving, we create your merchant account. This is included and managed from your Online Giving account, so there’s no need to log into a separate merchant account or pay additional fees!