Helping you get more resources to the front-lines
OptimalGiving is passionate about helping Nonprofit organizations have more available funding to further their Mission and Cause. Combining affordable, mobile and web-based fundraising solutions with simple, secure, low-cost payment processing, we help Nonprofits raise more funds and keep more of what they raise.
Our web-based fundraising solutions are used by over 10,000 Nonprofits. They are designed so that no matter the size, needs or desires of your organization, we have a practical, cost effective solution that is best suited for you.
Reducing Credit Card Fees
At Optimal Giving, we believe that most Nonprofits are spending way too much money on credit card fees and custom donation pages. We Can Help!
Credit card processing is by design, complicated and challenging to understand. Reducing credit card costs positively impacts profit margins, cash-flow and even the valuation of the company itself. Using a consultative approach, we help our clients better understand payment processing, reduce fees and simplify and streamline accounting procedures.
Several companies take a piece of the pie. Credit card companies and the banks that issue credit cards charge “interchange” fees, which are not negotiable and can’t be reduced. Processors confirm funds are available and make deposits into merchant accounts. Processors’ fees can often be reduced.
Optimal proudly represents most major processors. This allows to lower our clients’ fees without changing processors or provide the best processor for their needs.
Reducing Fees Using “Better Practices”
By lowering processing rates and incorporating “better-practices”, Optimal helps its clients lower their overall processing fees by as much as 50% or more.
ACH (Direct Debit or Electronic Check) eliminates unnecessary credit card fees by transferring funds directly from the donor’s bank account to yours for as little as $.30. ACH is ideal for any organization with recurring payments.
Corporate and Business card rates are expensive. Adding transaction detail such as customer name, transaction amount, tax amount, transaction date, PO number, etc. can reduce fees by as much as 1%. This is known as interchange optimization and Level 2 and Level 3 Data. This is information many businesses collect anyway.
For a free assessment to see how much your organization can save click here
We offer you real-time, easy-to-use, payment processing within QuickBooks®. Optimal’s Secure QB plugin improves efficiency, accuracy and consumer experience. This real-time QuickBooks®
plugin includes integrated credit card, check, and ACH processing and reduces accounting errors and eliminates a sync and manual reconciliation or double entry.
Optimal’s Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) solutions provide full process automation. You can quickly copy, record and deposit checks — saving both time and money.
Scans – Paper checks are transformed into electronic deposits
Deposits – Checks are securely presented as electronic deposits
Records – Check data and check images are stored for retrieval
Eliminates – Accounting errors are eliminated with submission reviews
Allows – Future research and retrieval of images, signatures, notes
Generates – Robust data reports, multiple delivery options
Receiving payments via computer or over the phone is simple and convenient. You can easily set up both recurring and one-time only payments.
Mobile Card Readers
Take payments anywhere, anytime from your smart phone or tablet. PCI compliant card readers for swipe and EMV.
Invoicing Made Easy
Conveniently receive payments and send out automated reminders. Payments can be made via smart phone (credit card or ACH) simply by clicking on a link…and, they will immediately receive a receipt.
Engage your customers in whatever way they prefer. Set up one-time and recurring billing and payments via text, email, online, kiosk, or on a phone call.
Engage though text
Did you know that over 90% of texts are read within 3 minutes and have a 98% open rate? Texts are an efficient way to send reminders and receive payments and can improve cashflow.
Your customers’ virtual wallet lets them securely donate or make a payment without having to LOGIN. This allows them to quickly and conveniently make a payment – frustration free – in seconds! Our integrated payment system lets your customers have full control of their payments.
Other ways we can help
The banks and credit card companies make money off fees – lots of them. Many times, organizations are being penalized for a variety of reasons, including not batching on time, unnecessary downgrades and hidden fees. We help you identify, correct and avoid them. We’re here to help you with Issues like reporting, analytics, reconciliation, security, charge-backs, customer service and integration. These things can be very frustrating, time consuming — and costly.
How else can we help you?
Whatever your pain-points or like-to-haves may be, chances are we can help you. We have a variety of integrated tools that are easy to implement and use. All we ask for is an hour of your time to understand your wants, needs and frustrations and to provide you with a free assessment click here