These new features are available to any of our clients using Authorize.net as their payment gateway. We have enhanced our integration with the Automated Recurring Billing™ (ARB) service available from Authorize.net that many of our good causes use to set up and manage automatic recurring donations. The ARB service is great because nonprofits don't have to store credit card information to process recurring payments. Our new features make using this service even easier.
New recurring donation features include...
- Automated set up of recurring billing subscriptions from our donation forms. Our system will automatically set up the donor for recurring monthly donations - configuring the billing duration, interval and start date. No need to convert a single transaction to recurring. No human interaction needed.
- More customization of the email thank you messages for each recurring transaction. The email messages that Authorize.net sends out for recurring transactions are not as customized and donor-friendly as we have liked so we can now handle the email confirmations. Authorize.net can now alert our system for each recurring transaction. We can then fire off a customized email thank you from the nonprofit to the donor in lieu of what Authorize.net might send.
- Better email alerts for our clients. Our system can now send detailed transaction alerts to our clients for the recurring transactions, both the successful ones and the ones that fail. If your donor's card has expired you'll be alerted via email so you can take action to update their recurring donation profile.
- One-stop shop donation reporting. With our tighter integration with Authorize.net, we can now record all the recurring donations in our database. This gives our clients one place to download all their transactions, their 4aGoodCause reporting web site.