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Recommendations from Congregational Treasurers
Although the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) does not provide a specific recommendation, there are several options that you might be interested in exploring. Several of these recommendations are based on input from treasurers and church administrators who participate in the UU-Money email discussion list.
- Paypal: The service that seems to have moved to the top in popularity among congregations is PayPal. Confirm rates and get more information on their page for nonprofits.
- Network for Good: Their “lite” option is easy to set up and has no setup fees or monthly subscription fees, but is limited to a generic donation page.
All of these are pretty easy to set up. Some include templates, but allow you to manage the donation form; some have a “one look fits all” donation form that is the same for everyone, and some provide creation and maintenance of a custom donation page as part of the service. All are PCI compliant, which is extremely important.