As many of you know, Spirit Jump is run and completely funded by two cancer patients and we are in need of lots of things in order to keep up with our amazing and very unexpected growth. We recently began accepting tax-deductible donations as we are a non-profit organization.
Initially, Spirit Jump used a trial of a program called Tip Joy in order to accept donations. However, at this time we have this particular program does not offer the features we need to have in order to meet our operating and reporting requirements as a non-profit organization that offers TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS to its contributors.
As a non-profit foundation we are required to send each donor a tax-receipt for the amount of money they donated so that they are able to write it off of their taxes at the end of the year. Unfortunately, Tip Joy did not provide the features required for us to send out these tax-receipts to our donors.
After working with a Financial Consultant, we have found that PayPal offers a 100% SECURE DONATION PAGE and is the most convenient way for Donors to give to our cause. PayPal also offers us the ability to run our operating reports and send our tax-receipts to our donors with the click of a button and without any fee.
PayPal has provided us with a "DONATE" Button for the Spirt Jump Website as well as the ability to accept donations made with credit cards, debit cards and PayPal right away.
Our donors also DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO MAKE THEIR DONATIONS!
If you would like to donate to Spirit Jump, simply click on the "DONATE" Button in the top, right hand corner of the Spirit Jump home page. This link will direct you to a SECURE donation page through PayPal. Following your donation, you will receive a letter of acknowledgement in the mail confirming your donation so that it may be used for tax purposes at the end of the year.
Words cannot express our gratitude for all you have done in promoting and supporting our program. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused any of our donors.
If you have any questions regarding this new process, PLEASE feel free to email me at Stacy@spiritjump.com and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
**NOTE WE ARE NO LONGER USING Tip Joy's SERVICES! **
Posted by My Cancer Scoreboard on Thursday, May 21, 2009