Frequently Asked Questions
We deposit funds to your bank account electronically (less our fee) 2-3 days through the Automated Clearing House—ACH-- no floating your funds! If your bank account is not set up yet, don’t worry we can still get your donation page all set and mail checks to you until you can provide the bank account and routing numbers.
Our automated Tuesday Weekly Contribution Report is eMailed to you already reconciled against donations and deposits; nobody else provides a fully reconciled automated weekly report via eMail. This makes the Treasurer’s job much easier because, now you don’t have to go looking for the data you need while you are juggling other tasks: we have eliminated the need for you to pull manual batch reports.
In addition, to make your life even easier, you will automatically receive via eMail:
- Individual Donation Alerts, and,
- A Daily Donation Summary
eFundConnect is our legacy platform and access now includes EventFund, our Event Management software that is accessible now as a standard feature on all accounts in eFundConnect under Events.
We also designed our own proprietary eFunds-Swiper Mobile App which is free, and works only with our proprietary eFundSwiper credit card reader.
We are members of the AAPC (Association of Political Consultants) and the NAPF (National Association of Political Fundraisers) and pride ourselves on keeping abreast of industry changes and the regulatory environment of political fundraising. We attend the annual conventions hosted by these organizations, and support their efforts by sponsoring their Events locally and nationally. Our Account Managers enroll in Webinars hosted by the FEC on Political Reporting issues, to become knowledgeable about many of the challenges you face.
Last, we are much more than a credit card processor and really cannot be compared to a square product or paypal type services. We are software developers that are agile enough to customize what you need quickly. If we don’t currently offer exactly what you need, please let us know and we will discuss what it will take to design a solution for you.
As a result, we incorporated eFundraisingConnections LLC as it’s own company in 2016. Today, we share our offices with Capitol Tech Solutions, one of the top award winning Website Development, Software Development, SEO Digital Marketing and IT Managed Services Providers in the state capitol.
We will warn you, EventFund is like a gateway drug; because, once your committee sees how easy yet comprehensive our software tools are, your Campaign Treasurer will probably want to use us to process all their online donations! When it happens, you will reap kudos for finding them a great new way to accept online credit card contributions!
About the eFundSwiper and Mobile App
Note: We are currently in the process of writing and testing our Android App for the eFunds-Swiper and anticipate the first release by or before Q3 2017. Call an Account Manager at 916-790-6150 for the status of the Android App.
If you are a direct campaign, we charge $50 per Swiper and you can pay for it through the eFundraisingConnections platform using a credit card! The retail value of a card reader is $75 to $80.00.
If you are a client of a Channel Partner you’ll be able to borrow a Card Reader free. Ask your Treasurer to loan you one from their supply because we supply them with an inventory.
About our Pricing Model
For Direct Campaigns (those not coming to us via a Partner) we are happy to ship you a card reader for $50 each. To buy for a Swiper imply select: Buy a Swiper at https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/features/ and we will ship it to you for free.
Enter the information required and select the amount $50 for one, or $100 for 2 Swipers. In the Comments please indicate how many Swipers you are buying and indicate if the shipping address is different than your billing address.
Note: The eFundSwiper for Apple mobile devices are available now. Our Android App is expected to be released by or before Q3 2017. Contact an Account Manager with questions, at 916-790-6150. There are no refunds.
Implementation & Integrations
We have a team of Website Developers on-site with our sister company Capitol Tech Solutions. C.T.S. is a leading Website Design firm and IT Services Provider here in Sacramento. We are able to offer you a substantial discount on Website Design & Development services, as an eFundraising Connections client. Please contact your Account Manager for a quote.
About Use & Functionality
Note: We plan to offer several easy Donation Page Templates in the future, that you will be able choose from.
About our Service & Support
About eFundraising Connections’ Technology
About Other Services
We believe that by providing a variety of solutions for your campaign needs, your Committee can function more smoothly and efficiently, simply by having a single vendor that can provide multiple solutions for you. Check them out at http://www.capitoltechsolutions.com.