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Can Not Accept Anonymous Donations (Need donor info for tax reasons)

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onward1
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Can Not Accept Anonymous Donations (Need donor info for tax reasons)

For statutory compliance reasons, we cannot accept anonymous donations.

Unfortunately, the donor button allows users to opt out of sharing their contact info.

This is a significant problem.

I understand the need to opt out of subscriber lists - However, by law, we cannot accept anonymous donations.

Any suggestions as to how to deal with this?

 

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sharpiemarker
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Re: Can Not Accept Anonymous Donations (Need donor info for tax reasons)

@onward1 

 

I see. Its all good. They're just ideas so you can have idea what the solution can be and the difficulty. I'm not that great with code either. Self taught mainly. But for certain you would need advance coding due to security of data and all that. Hopefully someone will come around with more workable solutions.

 

Cheers,

Sharpie


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂

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sharpiemarker
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Can Not Accept Anonymous Donations (Need donor info for tax reasons)

@onward1 

 

If you're handy with web dev coding:

https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_validation.asp

https://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_input_required.asp

 

And have the text fields as required and work it in the payment flow (but perhaps separate somehow) to your PayPal integration or button code, like the ideas here:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16307828/creating-a-paypal-button-that-collect-required-custom-d...

 


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂
onward1
Contributor

Re: Can Not Accept Anonymous Donations (Need donor info for tax reasons)

Thanks @sharpiemarker for the quick suggestions.

Regrettably, I'm not that handy with web dev coding - One of the reasons for opting with Paypal is to have them host the basic data collection and handling. I can navigate around basic html, but the links you shared are a little above my skill set.

That said, one of the hacks mentioned was to put in place a pre-form to collect data on a website. and then link thru to the donation link.

Although that's simple html form collection, that doesn't really work either... not just because it's "clunky" (slows down the transaction and adds redundancy) but because we want to use the paypal direct link at the bottom of emails etc.

Thanks again for the suggestions.




sharpiemarker
Esteemed Advisor

Re: Can Not Accept Anonymous Donations (Need donor info for tax reasons)

@onward1 

 

I see. Its all good. They're just ideas so you can have idea what the solution can be and the difficulty. I'm not that great with code either. Self taught mainly. But for certain you would need advance coding due to security of data and all that. Hopefully someone will come around with more workable solutions.

 

Cheers,

Sharpie


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂

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