Supporting the nonprofit community has been at the core of YourCause + Blackbaud's businesses since our companies were founded decades ago.
As giving continues to modernize and the amount of donations processed each year continues to grow, disbursing donations via check has become increasingly outdated and inefficient. Because of this, YourCause + Blackbaud will introduce a Paper Check Fee for some donations processed via check starting 10/15/2021. To avoid incurring this new fee, we are encouraging all nonprofit organizations to provision their Nonprofit portal profile with the organization's ACH details to receive funds in an expedited and cost-effective method.
The Paper Check Fee will only be applicable to donation disbursements paid by check to US-based nonprofits based on corporate client’s program parameters. The Paper Check Fee is a 10% fee per check sent out, with a maximum fee of $100 on any single check.
This fee only applies to US nonprofits who are not actively registered to receive payments via ACH. If you have not received a payment from YourCause in the last 13 months, please refresh your banking details to re-validate your ACH status.
The Paper Check Fee will ensure that YourCause + Blackbaud is adequately covering the cost of disbursing donations via check. Your organization is eligible to receive one donation disbursed by check free of charge before the Paper Check Fee is incurred on your donations. We encourage all US-based nonprofit organizations to receive their disbursements electronically via ACH so they can access funds up to three weeks faster and avoid these check fees. Receiving funds via ACH will improve the accuracy and reliability of payments, reducing the time spent on manual administration of checks for all parties involved.
You can learn more about our ACH disbursement option and register at no cost here.