To begin collecting online campaign donations (payments) from your Livingtree Give campaigns, you must first "link" your PayPal account to your Livingtree Give account.
After the two accounts are successfully linked, all inbound donations that come from published campaigns will immediately be collected in your PayPal account.
To link your Livingtree Give account to your PayPal account, follow the steps:
STEP 1: Login to your Livingtree Give account. Go to Settings > Manage PayPal Settings, and click the blue "Connect with PayPal" button.
STEP 2: On the PayPal "Get started" screen, enter the email address that is associated with your PayPal account (your PayPal account username).
STEP 2: A PayPal login popup appears. Again, enter your PayPal account username, and Password in the entry fields. Click the "Log In" button.
STEP 3: A PayPal popup now appears confirming that you have successfully authorized Livingtree to "link"/work with your PayPal account. Note: This message could be displayed as being successfully authorized with "Edbacker," "Snowflake Technologies" or "Livingtree). ALL OPTIONS ARE CORRECT. Click the "Go back to Edbacker Inc" button.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY AUTHORIZED LIVINGTREE TO BE "LINKED" AND WORK WITH YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT, YOU MUST LOG BACK IN TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT NOW TO FINALIZE FEE AUTHORIZATION.
STEP 4: You are routed back to the PayPal account login. Enter your PayPal account credentials again and click the "Log In" button.
STEP 5: You are routed to a screen that lists all debit/credit card accounts that are linked to your PayPal account. Selecting and verifying a linked debit/credit card during this step is required by PayPal as a security measure to verify your account within the PayPal system.
Select the appropriate account and click the "Continue" button.
STEP 6: An authorization screen appears confirming the bank account linked to your LT Give account. Click "Agree & Continue."
STEP 7: You are routed back to your LT Give account, where you now see a message indicating that you have "connected your PayPal account and can now receive donations." Your PayPal Merchant ID (which is your PayPal "Account Number") is also displayed.
You can now receive donations from your LT Give campaigns!