Regarding Donations, the Premium and Enterprise plans
offer this possibility but there's a snag! Quoting GMF
Groups that have open
donation requests will see a new Donations tab in the
normal group sidebar where members can
view open donation requests.
Here is the text you see when you go to the Admin
Donations page for the first time:
- We use Stripe.com to accept credit card payments. In
order to accept donations, you will need to have a
- Clicking the Connect with Stripe button
will take you to a page to create a new Stripe account
or connect an existing Stripe account. Stripe accounts
- Once you've connected a Stripe account, you will be
able to create donation requests and your members will
be able to donate using a credit card.
- The Groups.io processing fee is 5%, which includes
all credit card processing fees.
- When you create a donation request, it is considered
open, which means that members can submit donations.
You can close donations when they are complete.
Whilst this restriction may seem less appealing than,
say, using PayPal (with lesser fees), it would be less
complicated for me as I could keep it entirely separate
from my PayPal account, or not have to set up a different
PayPal account, that is providing I can get a Stripe
account (I'll check).
Are we in agreement that it is preferable to have the
Donations tab inside the GIO forum, or not?
FCB1010 Group Moderator