A suburban Virginia parent and PTA Board member just wrote to us this week:
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This feedback from a parent and Account Administrator reflects the relief (and joy) that volunteer parent group leaders face in managing their organizations. There is a tremendous amount of pressure, stress and frustration felt by many parents in running these groups to support their children. Outside of handling mountains of paperwork, the second most difficult thing for volunteers heading up an organization is handling the money. Whether it’s registration fees, t-shirt purchases, or donations a lot of money can fly around – and it can often be overwhelming. Especially for those who have a million other things to do in running their own lives, jobs and families.
With Pay4SchoolStuff.com, handling your organization’s funds just got a whole lot easier. Now, there’s no need to only accept cash or check payments – you can handle credit cards and debit cards with ease. And our system will automatically transfer any funds collected directly to your organization’s bank accounts via a safe and secure electronic deposit. No more running to the bank multiple times per week to cash membership dues checks, or worse, realizing that you’re missing a check that a parent insists they wrote or chasing down a parent’s check returned for insufficient funds.
And payments can be set up for just about any item! From t-shirt orders or membership dues, to prom tickets and field trip money. Your group can set up registration and order forms for pretty much anything.
In addition to automatically depositing and transferring funds, Pay4SchoolStuff.com also sends immediate confirmation e-mails to users, so they know their transaction has been processed and that everything on their end is complete. Additionally, all users – including parents and organization account holders – have the ability to view transaction reports. For parents this is useful so that they can keep track of what has been paid for and while, while organizations can use these reports for a number of functions. The reports can be sorted in any way that the user chooses to view the information, so that the organization can see who has made payments, what has been purchased, and when payments were made.
Any time there is someone, some team or some group to sign up; an entry fee to be paid; funds to be matched; community businesses to donate time and/or money; or any data or payments to organize, collect, or process, Pay4SchoolStuff.com provides the customizable platform and database to help your organization—easily, conveniently, and securely.