IMPORTANT: this article does NOT apply if an Evite event host selected the "Personal Fundraiser" option. Those contributions are paid out to the event organizer or another person they designate.
Payments to US nonprofits:
Charitable donations to Pledgeling Foundation are regranted to the nonprofit designated by the original donor. The nonprofit does not have to do anything to receive the funds – Pledgeling Foundation mails checks combining all the previous month's donations, less processing costs (if any), from our printer in Colorado within 15 days of the end of each month (usually between the 7th and 10th). The only exception is if the amount due is less than $20, in which case we hold the payment until the amount owed is more than $20 or four months have passed.
Please make sure your nonprofit's mailing address at the IRS and our data provider Guidestar is up to date so that our payments aren't returned.
The nonprofit does NOT need to send a tax receipt. Since the original donation is to Pledgeling Foundation, we email a tax receipt to the donor almost immediately after the donation is cleared by our credit card processor.
Authorized representatives of nonprofits can see their donations on our online "Impact Hub." Sign up at https://www.pledgeling.com/claims/new/ -- there is more information on this in other support articles here.
Paper checks are currently the only remittance method we offer. Large nonprofits who want to participate in a beta test of ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments should contact email@example.com.
Payments to non-US charitable organizations:
Payments to non-US organizations are sent to our international processing partners after the end of every calendar month. Each partner has different procedures for sending funds onward to the international charitable organization.
In some cases, it's simple – the partners process and disburse the funds to the recipient international nonprofit within 30 days of the partner's receipt of the funds from Pledgeling Foundation.
In other cases, due to our partner's rules and minimums, Pledgeling Foundation retains the funds until there is at least $500 due to an international organization. Once the $500 minimum is met, Pledgeling forwards the donations to our international partner, and they disburse the funds to the recipient charitable organization within 30 - 60 days. If the $500 minimum amount has not been reached after one calendar year, Pledgeling will regrant the current funds to a charitable organization with a similar cause in that region, or, if that is not possible, to an international charitable organization with the same mission.