Frequently asked questions
What is a "Brand Profile" page?
RoundUp App provides a "Brand Profile" page for every nonprofit. The profile page contains background information about each organization, including the location, description, impact statements, keywords, etc.
Who should be an "admin" on the RoundUp App account? Are there limits on the number of admins a nonprofit organization can have?
Anyone who will need information about a nonprofit organization's RoundUp App program should be added as an admin on the account, including anyone who needs access to the donor information and the amount of donations received.
Does RoundUp App need my personal information if I am an admin on my nonprofit organization's account?
No, RoundUp App doesn't need any personal information, but we use Stripe as our third-party credit card processing company, so if you are creating a Stripe account while you are creating a RoundUp App account, you will see their process requires some personal information collection.
Will my nonprofit organization get donor information from RoundUp App?
Yes, all RoundUp App admins will have access to their donor database. Donor information will include name, email address, and phone number plus donation amount for tax purposes.
How will RoundUp App donations appear on my nonprofit's bank statement? How often will we receive donations?
Your organization will see one deposit from Stripe.
What happens to my nonprofit's donations if we do not have a Stripe account?
If you do not have a Stripe account, your organization's donations will be sent to our Donor Advised Fund (DAF), Givinga, and they will make a grant in that amount for your organization to receive as a check in the mail.
What other information will my nonprofit organization's admin portal contain?
In the General Reports section on the Nonprofit Portal you can see:
Can our nonprofit get help from the RoundUp App team?
Yes, we would love to help you create the best RoundUp program possible. Your admin portal has sample marketing materials you can use and adapt.
What are the dimensions for the nonprofit logo and cover image for my "Brand Profile" page?
Your logo should be 1:1 ratio and we ask for 250x250 pixels. Cover image should be 2:1 ratio and we ask for 1,000x500 pixels.
Why is my Stripe payment for a different amount than what I see in the admin portal?
We find this issue is often due to the way your Stripe account is set-up. Please log in to your Stripe account and go to Settings > Payout settings.
Are there any setup costs to register with RoundUp App?
No. There are no setup costs or fees. It's free for nonprofits to join our platform and setup a profile.
Is RoundUp App secure?
Yes, donations processed through RoundUp App are completely secure. We use Stripe as our payment processor. Only Stripe has access to your credit or debit card number. Card numbers are not saved on the app, shared with the RoundUp App team, or shared with nonprofits.
Are RoundUp App donations tax-deductible?
Yes, RoundUp App donations follow the same tax code as other types of donations. Nonprofits will provide tax receipts yearly to all RoundUp App donors.
How do RoundUp App donations appear on credit card/banking statements?
Donors will see one item on monthly statements with the name of the nonprofit they are supporting.
Are donors required to share their banking information when signing up for RoundUp App?
Yes and no. RoundUp App requires a funding source from donors (usually a credit or debit card) and a bank account to "RoundUp" transactions. The bank integration provides us with "read-only" access to your account that allows us to calculate the RoundUps.
Can donors change which nonprofit they are donating to?
Yes, donors can change their nonprofit designation in their account "settings."
Is donor information ever shared with third-parties?
No. Donor information is never shared with third-parties and will never be stored or sold to any outside agencies. Donor name, email address, and phone numbers are only shared with the nonprofit donors support.
When will my donations actually happen?
Donations happen on the last day of the month. The app keeps track of your change throughout the month. At the end of each month, the app will donate your accumulated change (or it will donate the monthly maximum that you set, if it is less than your accumulated change) to the nonprofit that you chose.
What is a giving goal?
A giving goal is the amount donors would like to target to give their nonprofit of choice every month. If they don't meet the goal through rounding up their purchases, we will donate the goal amount to be sure they meet their monthly giving target amount.
What kinds of nonprofit organizations can receive donations via RoundUp App?
Any registered 501(c)3 organization with a bank account in the United States can receive donations via RoundUp App, including "fiscally sponsored" groups.
Can donors use RoundUp App for a one-time donation?
Yes! Donors can choose to make a one-time gift of $1, $5, $10, $25 or a custom amount. One-time donations can be found on the home screen of the app.
Does RoundUp App have to be open for transactions to be counted toward a monthly RoundUp amount?
No. All transactions from linked accounts will be rounded up toward a monthly donation total and there's no need to have the app open or select particular transactions in any way.
Can donors give to more than one nonprofit organization each month?
Our standard platform facilitates giving to one organization per month, but RoundUp App also offers "Cause Funds" to allow donors to select a group of organizations focusing on a particular mission/cause and make one donation that will be split evenly and distributed to each of the organizations in the fund.
Can donors use credit cards and debit cards with RoundUp App?
Yes! Both credit and debit cards can be used as the funding source for monthly donations.
Can donors RoundUp on payments made via Venmo, Apple Pay, Paypal, etc.?
Yes. If accounts on those platforms are linked to a bank account, we will RoundUp payments made on them too!
Does RoundUp App work with all bank accounts?
RoundUp App works with most bank accounts. If you can't find a bank's information while setting up an ccount, please email us at email@example.com or use our chat support and we will try to help.
How much will this cost? Are there any fees?
This is a free plugin to you with no fees attached!
Can I add this if my store is based outside of the US?
At this time, we are only able to integrate with United States based companies and nonprofits.
What platforms do you integrate with?
At this time, we only integrate with BigCommerce, WooCommerce and Drupal. Check back soon for more integrations!
How long does the setup process take?
Setup typically takes only 5-10 minutes.
Can I change the nonprofit I choose?
Yes! You can switch nonprofits at any time.
How does the nonprofit receive the donations from my store?
During the signup process, you will link your banking information. On the last day of the month, we will withdraw the donated funds and send them to the nonprofit accordingly.
What account should I use for roundups? From what kind of account should donations get paid?
You should designate an ACH-eligible account from which to pay your donations. Ideally, this would be the same bank account attached to your checkout. The funds will be dispersed automatically at the end of each month.
How do the donations appear in my account?
What is tax deductible with my RoundUp at Checkout program donations?
Only your matched donations are tax deductible. You will not book the donated funds as revenue (to avoid a tax liability) so you cannot take a deduction.
How do I show the donation funds on my P/L?
You shouldn’t show donations on your P/L. Consumer-donated funds should be booked as a non-revenue, payable, item on your balance sheet. This will prevent you from realizing a tax liability for the incremental revenue. You can’t take a tax deduction from these funds.
What happens if I refund a consumer’s transaction?
Where is RoundUp App located?
RoundUp App is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Are your user agreements and privacy policies available?
How does RoundUp App make money?
We take a small monthly processing fee for handling donations. The fees are removed before the donations are distributed to the nonprofits. Our fees are on a slide scale, depending on the number of donors to each particular nonprofit (the more donors a nonprofit has, the lower our fees).
15% for nonprofits with fewer than 10 donors
12% for nonprofits with between 10 and 250 donors
Custom pricing for nonprofits wth more than 250 donors
Do you have a list of participating nonprofits?
No, our list of participating nonprofits is not publicly available.