We are excited to share that our online donation software platform, called Classy, can now accept bank transfer gifts. Sometimes called electronic checks or ACH gifts, bank transfer donations are withdrawn directly from your bank account without using a debit or credit card.
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Bank transfer gifts in Classy are processed securely using your online banking login credentials through a third party integration called Plaid.
That means that instead of typing your bank account number and routing number directly into the donation form, you simply log into your online banking account in order to authorize the transaction. For your security, your username and password are never shared with the Mission or with Classy.
Definitely. Your online banking login credentials are never shared with the Mission or Classy, our donation form software provider. In fact, this method of logging into your online banking account to authorize the transaction is technically more secure than simply typing your account number and routing number into the form (and that method is already secure too).
Classy plans to also develop the option for donors to type in their bank account information directly, but this online banking login method was developed first in order to allow bank transfer gifts before the fall of 2020. Directly typing in your bank account information should be available sometime in the spring of 2021.