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Courtney Nielsen, iATS Payments

Recent Posts by Courtney Nielsen, iATS Payments:

How PCI Compliance Reduces Data Breach Risks

Payment card industry (PCI) compliance can be a daunting subject for many nonprofits, but maintaining compliance is an important precaution to protect your organization’s reputation and fundraising goals. Today, data breaches are increasingly common. There are 5,113,159 records lost or stolen every day, and in 2016 63 percent of nonprofits suffered at least one breach. For nonprofits, the threat of a data breach includes loss of reputation with donors, and potentially six figure fees to cover the cost of audits performed by the payment card industry.


Merchant Account vs. Aggregator: What Is Best for Your Nonprofit Organization?

Merchant Account vs. Aggregator: What Is Best for Your Nonprofit Organization?If your organization has decided to start accepting donations through your website, you’re now facing some important decisions about how to set that up. A review of the donations landscape will reveal that you could go with a merchant account or an aggregator account to process the contributions. What’s the difference, and how do you decide between them?


Payment Processing 101: A Guide for Nonprofits

Payment processing is a necessity for any nonprofit organization, as you rely heavily on your donors’ gifts to further your cause. With the rise in popularity of online donation forms, your donors’ financial and personal information needs to be held secure throughout an online transaction for your organization.


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