MinnPost and Razoo: making it easier to donate

MinnPost is switching to a new system for accepting online donations, and one of the benefits is that we can now start accepting recurring payments.   

So if you want to donate $50 a year, but prefer to pay it in four quarterly installments, you can do that. Or if you want to donate $120 a year, you can set it up so that your credit card is charged $10 every month, until you tell it to stop. (But the minimum donation for a transaction is $10, so you can’t, for example, give $5 a month.)

And if you continue to give your annual donation all at once, you can set it so that it makes the same donation a year from now.

Our new online donations partner is called Razoo, and it offers other advantages as well.

  • Razoo takes no transaction fees, thanks to support from its foundation partners. So 100% of your donation to MinnPost goes to MinnPost.
  • When you register with Razoo, you can learn about the vast majority of tax-exempt nonprofits in the U.S., and donate to as many as you like, without having to keep submitting your credit card information. You can keep track of all of your charitable receipts in one place so you’re organized for tax time.
  • You can also register with Razoo through Facebook, and then use your Facebook email and password to log into Razoo.
  • Being on Razoo gives MinnPost exposure to a community of people interested in making donations online. And when you make a donation to MinnPost, you can use Facebook or Twitter to tell people why.

Using Razoo to donate is simple. When you click on the MinnPost donate button, you’ll now be taken to the MinnPost page on Razoo. You don’t have to register with Razoo to make a donation, but you do have to register to set up a recurring donation. Once you’re registered, you can donate to as many nonprofits as you like.

Razoo is also the donation system for the new portal for Minnesota online philanthropy, GiveMN, described in an article today by Scott Russell.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Meghan Wilker on 10/27/2009 - 10:40 am.

    This is excellent news! Just this morning, as I was listening to the MPR member drive, I was wondering if there was a way I could set up a recurring donation to MinnPost as well.

    I wish I could do $5 a month, though! Does Razoo have any plans to reduce the minimum donation?

  2. Submitted by Joel Kramer on 10/27/2009 - 12:01 pm.

    No indication Razoo intends to reduce the minimum, Meghan. Best you can do to give the equivalent of $5 a month is to select $15 every quarter.

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