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How to manage recurring donations with Authorize.Net, PayPal, or PayPal Payflow Pro
How to manage recurring donations with Authorize.Net, PayPal, or PayPal Payflow Pro

If you're using recurring donations in NationBuilder, each third-party app requires a different process for managing these donations.

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Please note: The information below does not apply to any US-based account created after January 25th, 2018.

Manage recurring donations in Authorize.net

Authorize.net is a payment processor that supports monthly donations and installment payments. To support recurring donations, you must enable the Automated Recurring Billing™ (ARB) add-on from your Authorize.net account. If you do not, there is no way for Authorize.net to process recurring donations from your nation.

For more details on managing recurring donations in Authorize.net, click here.

Manage recurring donations in PayPal

PayPal is a payment processor that supports monthly donations. It can also be used to process installment payments. If you use PayPal Express Checkout you must have a business account.

📌 Note: When using PayPal Express Checkout, the donor will complete the transaction on the PayPal website. Donors will have to log into their own PayPal account or create a new PayPal account to complete the transaction.

After you connect PayPal to your donation page and enable installment payments or monthly payments, you will be able to manage all recurring payments in your PayPal account. To keep track of real-time recurring donations processed in PayPal, configure your account to accept instant payment notifications (IPN)

For more details on managing recurring donations in PayPal, click here.

Manage recurring donations in PayPal Payflow Pro

You can process recurring donations with Payflow Pro. Through PayPal's Recurring Billing, Payflow Pro authorizes the initial payment. When your nation receives a successful response, Payflow Pro sets up a recurring subscription and charges the initial payment.

For more details on managing recurring donations in Payflow Pro, click here.

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