Payment processors for recurring donations

NationBuilder currently supports monthly donations with Authorize.net, PayPal, and PayPal Payflow Pro. These payment processors can also process installment payments.

To use PayPal Payflow Pro or Authorize.net, you will need to set up a merchant account with your bank. For Authorize.net, you must configure your account to accept recurring donations. If you use PayPal Express Checkout you must have a business account. 

Processor Countries Requires merchant account?
PayPal (business account)

US, CA, GB, AU, AT, BE, BR, CN, FR, DE,

HK, IL, IT, JP, MX, NL, PL, SG, ES, CH, TR

No
PayPal Payflow Pro

US, CA, AU, NZ

Yes
Authorize.net
US, CAGBAU Yes

Donor experience with PayPal

Using PayPal Express Checkout to process monthly donations and installments, a donor will be sent to the PayPal website to finalize the donation. A donor will have to log into her PayPal account or create a new PayPal account to complete the transaction.

A donation page will automatically send donors to the PayPal website to complete the transaction and information gathered on your site will be filled in on the PayPal website.

You will not be able to process monthly donations or installment payments from the control panel using PayPal. If you are sitting with the donor, you could begin the recurring donation via the control panel. To complete the transaction, the donor will need to use your computer and login to his PayPal account or create a new PayPal account. 

Donor experience with PayPal Payflow Pro and Authorize.net

Using PayPal Payflow Pro or Authorize.net to process monthly donations and installments, a donor can complete the transaction on your website. 

You can also easily process monthly donations and installment payments using PayPal Payflow Pro or Authorize.net from the control panel of your nation. 


Manage recurring donations in Authorize.net

Payment processors available in NationBuilder

How to create a donation page

How recurring donations are processed

 

Related suggestions

Allow recurring donations through Stripe

Allow one-time payments and all recurring payments on the same page

Allow donors to update information and/or stop future payments for recurring donations

Donations should be passed to PayPal as donations, not payments

Ensure all recurring donation transactions appear in Finances section

 

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