While RFMS is an online fundraising platform that accepts debit and credit card pledge donation transactions, we do understand that sometimes your school will receive checks or even cash.
The next question usually is, "how do we handle these pledge donations"?
Here's some simple options/solutions you can use:
- If you have a PTA, PTO, or community group bank account, you can deposit it directly into your account, then log in as the administrator and make a donation on behalf of your organization to the beneficiary who the money should be given to. You can even leave a comment when you donate to that individual that the pledge donation came from the person you received the donation from. Once donation is made, the student's and overall fundraising records will update automatically.
- If you are unable to make a donation in the method described in option #1, you will need to track these donations separately so that you keep a record of student progress since records would not be updated on our fundraising platform. We understand that certain legal restrictions might limit your ability to choose option #1 so we recommend tracking checks and cash offline. In this option, there would be no Service Fee applied to transaction and you would keep 100% of the profits.
We advise you to check with your community organization or event administrator to understand which option works best for your school.