With the downturn in the economy, charitable giving by business has seen the largest decline in over 50 years. Total Merchant Services' Freedom Fundraising Program gives businesses a way to donate to your non profit, on a consistent basis, without any cost to the business. Total Merchant Services provides award winning service with guaranteed industry low rates and then we donate a portion of our proceeds back to your Non-Profit.
It is well known that almost all businesses accept credit cards. What is not well known is the fact that these businesses pay a small percentage of each sale to the company that processes their credit cards. As a Credit Card Processor, Total Merchant Services offers charities and non-profits the ability to keep a portion of that percentage. With our Freedom Fundraising program, when you refer a business to us, you will get a check, in the form of a donation, every single month for as long as that company continues to use our services.
Imagine a fundraiser that gives you the ability to raise money from local and national businesses without having to ask them for a dime. Even better, imagine how simple it will be to get businesses, who already support and believe in your organization, to participate. Especially when you tell them they are guaranteed to save money every month while at the same time raising money for your non-profit. Total Merchant Services guarantees that we will save them money or we will donate $500 to your non-profit organization or charity.
Every business that accepts credit cards already pays credit card processing fees to their current processor. Total Merchant Services guarantees to lower the amount that they are currently paying and pay your organization 30% of our income that is generated from that business. Say goodbye to cookie dough sales, bake sales, coupon sales, and constantly having to ask the same donors for more money. Refer a business to us once and make income from them forever. No maintenance, no staff, no overhead. This could be the last fundraiser you will ever do.
It couldn't be simpler...
3 Simple Steps to Success
- Register your Non-Profit in Total Merchant Services' Freedom Fundraising Program. It is FREE to join and participate in this program.
- Use the tools provided by Total Merchant Services (email template, brochures etc...) to encourage board members, volunteers, past donors and businesses to spread the word about your participation with our Freedom Fundraising program.
- Encourage business owners to contact Total Merchant Services for information on how to participate. You DO NOT need to:
- Quote prices to the business
- Answer detailed questions about credit card processing or Total Merchant Services products and services
- Sell or Pitch the business on switching to Total Merchant Services.
Register Today! We do all the work and take all the hassle out of raising funds for your organization. Click on the Register button now.
FAQs for Non-Profit Affiliates
Q. What is Freedom Fundraising?
A. Freedom Fundraising provides Not for Profit organizations (Charities, schools, foundations, etc.) with a revenue sharing opportunity. Freedom Fundraising helps the Not for Profit organization partner with businesses who already support their cause or have wanted too, but just have not been able to commit those funds for one reason or another all with no cost to the business. All donations come from the income generated from the business using the credit card processing services associated with Freedom Fundraising.
Q. How does Freedom Fundraising provide an ongoing residual income for my Not for Profit?
A. When you’re Not for Profit organizations signs up to be one of our affiliate partners you will receive 30% of the monthly revenue each business associated with your organization produces. This is paid to your organization on a monthly basis for all of the businesses that you refer and who use the Freedom Fundraising program to process their credit card transactions.
Q. Are there any costs associated with participating in this program?
A. No, there are no costs or fees charged to the Not for Profit for being a part of this program.
Q. What kind of reporting will I receive?
A. Each month you will receive a detailed report showing exactly how much income each business that was referred by your organization is generating for your cause. We will also provide updates to all the businesses supporting the Not for Profit letting them know how much income is being generated for the Not for Profit due to their participation.
Q. Will my organization continue to receive this money indefinitely?
A. As long as the business continues to process their credit card processing with us, we will continue to pay you that monthly residual.
Q. How much income will each businesses credit card processing generate for our organization?
A. This is a difficult question to answer since every business processes a different volume in credit card processing. They also have different transaction sizes and methods of processing those transactions. We will also in many cases have to get very competitive in the pricing to provide the business with a cost savings from the rates and fees they are already processing with.
That being said there are some pretty average numbers that we can use to give you an example of what would happen. The average merchant who processes 5K to 10K a month in credit card transactions will provide somewhere around $5 to $10 dollars a month in income. The business that processes between $25K and $50K a month in transactions will provide somewhere around $30 to $100 a month in income. A business that processes $100K to $200K a month could provide an income between $200 and $300 a month. So as you can see this can add up to a significant amount on an ongoing basis.
Q. Do you work with all types of businesses?
A. Yes, we work with all business types but we are limited to businesses that reside within the 50 United States.
Q. Can a business be too small or too large for you to work with?
A. No business is too small or too large. We have programs designed to work with all business types and sizes.
Q. What do I have to do?
A. It takes very little effort to be extremely involved in this program. We will provide you with banner ads, email templates, flyers and ongoing ideas of ways to reach out to the people that are already supporting your cause or who might be interested in supporting your cause. Most organizations will find that using the tools that we provide and then just getting the word out in whatever method they are accustomed to will provide outstanding results.
You get the businesses that you are working with interested and then we do all the work. You do not need to have an understanding of credit card processing or any of the other financial services that we offer. You only need to provide the businesses with the marketing information and get them to contact us and we will do the rest.
Q. How do I get started?
A. Sign up today! Become a Freedom Fundraiser Affiliate. There is no cost to your organization. Most organizations will immediately switch their own processing to the Freedom Fundraiser program so that they can see how easy it is to switch and immediately get started receiving income off of their own merchant account.
When you sign up to be an affiliate, you will receive access to all of the marketing tools necessary to reach out and contact all of the business owners who are already supporting your organization or who you have been trying to get to support your organization. You will also be contacted by one of our internal associates who will be assigned to your organization as a direct contact to help you make this the last fundraiser you will ever do!
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