Online/credicard payments for Member financed activities

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jimncyn
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Online/credicard payments for Member financed activities

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Our stake is chartering a bus for a temple trip. Members who participate in the trip will pay for their seat on the bus.
I assume that means we will be setting up an Other:AMFA:Temple trip account in the stake and each ward.
Is there any approved mechanism whereby members can make credit card, electronic, or online payments to pay for their bus trip?
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jimncyn wrote:Is there any approved mechanism whereby members can make credit card, electronic, or online payments to pay for their bus trip?
Online donations does not support locally created Other sub-accounts. Members will need to pay by check or cash, giving an envelope to a member of the bishopric.
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I've heard that the church has a contract with a web company for doing things like youth/singles conferences. But they're expensive. Like $5/head.

Having someone set up some kind of "outside" account sounds problematic as it would be hard to oversee.

I'm afraid you may be stuck with "old school" - those small gray envelopes.
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Where can I get information about the church's "contract with a web company"?
Perhaps we could offer it for members willing to pay a high premium for the convenience and still use the small gray envelopes for others.
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jimncyn wrote:Where can I get information about the church's "contract with a web company"?
This second-hand rumor was from years ago. I'm not sure if it still applies. But take a look at regonline.com. You could give them a call and see if they have any discounts on the pricing. The website does say they do discounts for a 501(c) (non-profit).

I have seen them used in the context of a multi-regional YSA conference.

Let us know how it turns out.
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russellhltn wrote:
jimncyn wrote:Where can I get information about the church's "contract with a web company"?
This second-hand rumor was from years ago. I'm not sure if it still applies. But take a look at regonline.com. You could give them a call and see if they have any discounts on the pricing. The website does say they do discounts for a 501(c) (non-profit).
I don't think such a service would conform to normal church policies for money handling (for one thing it could be interpreted as holding a second unit account). So I'd think authorization from at least the area would be needed before using such a service. I expect any multi-region YSA conference had such approval.
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