What Makes Donating Online Secure?
We’ve processed millions in dollars for nonprofits without a hitch, and it’s completely safe.
We use SSL and PCI compliant technology to keep your information safe on all our campaign sites and donation forms. In addition, when you donate, the recipient won’t receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. This way, your data is always kept safe.
Our fundraising sites and donation processing form (the donate box that pops up) is secured at 256-bit-SSL, the highest level of security possible.
For example, both our campaign sites and our donation form display the “https” in the address bar with the lock indicating that it’s secure.
In addition, if you dig a bit deeper, you can find out what level of security and if it has been verified. You can do this by:
Step 1: Click on the "lock" in the address bar.
Step 2: Click on "Details."
Step 3: View Security Overview in the window on the right.
Below is a screenshot of a sample verification. Our systems have also been verified by donation processing security experts.
You can also do the same process on the donate form to ensure the donate form is secure as well. Try this on your own browser by first clicking the donate button, then click the lock icon in the address bar and details, and the Security Overview window will pull up.