Through the agreement, corporations can let their employees donate through options such as credit/debit cards, checks, payroll, etc., without the company having to disburse funds. It’s a singular aggregated payment from a corporation’s employees on a periodic basis, regardless of the payment methods selected by employees for their donations, according to Kevin Gallagher, general manager of FrontStream Payments.
FrontStream Payments is a division of Reston, Va.-based fundraising software firm FrontStream. The providers of the Panorama digital platform process billions of dollars in business and charitable transactions each year, according to the firm. It is Payment Card Industry (PCI) Level 1-compliant and uses tokenization technology to reduce the risk of data breaches and other types of fraud.
The Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud is used by United Way and its affiliates for workplace giving programs. “We will be providing processing and distribution services to corporations that are not affiliated with the United Way. We will also be providing services to some of the mutual clients of both United Way and FrontStream,” said Gallagher.
The move to the Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud was made because most vendors don’t differentiate between the front-end solution and the processing and distribution services and corporations must sign up to use the entire solution, whether they needed it or not, explained Gallagher. “We are now able to offer processing and distribution as a stand-alone service and integrate with Salesforce and other corporations to easily introduce charitable giving within their enterprise platforms,” he said.
“Philanthropy Cloud provided employees access to a network of validated opportunities to donate to, volunteer with and advocate for the causes that matter most to them,” said Nick Bailey, general manager, Philanthropy Cloud. “The FrontStream Payments integration supports this mission by delivering a robust charitable distribution platform,” he said.