Online Giving Options Outside of Breeze

If you'd prefer to use an alternate payment platform outside of Breeze's built in Online Giving, we offer several automated third-party payment options (Stripe, Paypal and Authorize.Net). When setting up one of these automated integrations you can have donations automatically show up within Breeze by using the Breeze third-party giving page. 

It should be noted that only one automated third party integration can be used with Breeze at a time. However, you can use both Breeze's built in Online Giving in conjunction with one of the automated third party integrations listed below. 

Stripe 

If you desire to use your own Stripe account with Breeze you will need to have donors give through the Breeze third-party giving page to ensure that donations map to the correct funds in your Breeze account. 

  • The stripe third party giving page only accepts Credit and Debit cards and is unable to process ACH gifts.
  • The third party giving page cannot handle split fund giving.  A Donor wanting to give to multiple funds must initiate multiple gifts. Looking to handle split funds in one transaction and offer Donor Covered Fees? Check out Breeze's built in Online Giving.
  • Donors are unable to make notes or comments on giving. 
  • You will need to reconcile online giving and issue refunds in Stripe.
  • When using the automated third-party Stripe integration, any transactions processed through the Stripe account (outside of the Breeze giving page) will also be recorded and posted into batches in Breeze. These payments while coming into Breeze, will record the payments to the default fund selected in your Breeze account, regardless of what they gave to through the native Stripe platform. 
Click here to see how to set up the Breeze third-party Stripe Giving page
  1. Go to More > Contributions.
  2. Select Online Giving from the options on the left.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Online Giving page and click Third Party Giving Page where it says "Prefer to use a third party online giving option? Switch to our third party giving page."
  4. Click Select Provider under Online Giving and choose your processor (Stripe)
  5. Include your Stripe API key. 
  6. Click View More Options in the bottom left corner to edit giving page content.
  7. Once done, share the giving link with others for them to give. (Cannot be embedded) 

View More Options Allows you to:

  • Update the Page Name
  • Select the Fund or Funds you would like donors to be able to give to
  • Select a Breeze User to send Email Confirmation Receipts From
  • Update the Page Content
  • Create a confirmation page message
  • Edit and modify the confirmation receipt content that donors receive after giving to your organization
Breeze's third-party giving page is not European SCA compliant when used with Stripe or Authorize.net and should not be used by European organizations or organizations with payments originating in the EU.

 

PayPal

If you desire to use your own PayPal account (US based, business account) with Breeze you will need to have donors give through the Breeze third-party giving page to ensure that donations map to the correct funds in your Breeze account.  

  • The PayPal third party giving page only accepts Credit and Debit cards and is unable to process ACH gifts.
  • The third party giving page cannot handle split fund giving. A Donor wanting to give to multiple funds must initiate multiple gifts. Looking to handle split funds in one transaction and offer Donor Covered Fees? Check out Breeze's built in Online Giving.
  • You will need to reconcile online giving and issue refunds in PayPal.
  • Donors are unable to make notes or comments on giving. 
  • Receipts and confirmations of payments will need to be configured in PayPal.
  • When using the automated third-party PayPal integration, any transactions processed through the PayPal account (outside of the Breeze giving page) will also be recorded and posted into batches in Breeze. These gifts while coming into Breeze, will record the payments to the default fund in your Breeze account, regardless of what the donor gave to through the native PayPal platform.
Click here to see how to set up the Breeze third-party PayPal Giving page
  1. Go to More > Contributions.
  2. Select Online Giving from the options on the left.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Online Giving page and click Third Party Giving Page where it says "Prefer to use a third party online giving option? Switch to our third party giving page."
  4. Click Select Provider under Online Giving and choose your processor (PayPal)
  5. Input your PayPal username. 
  6. Click View More Options in the bottom left corner to edit giving page content.
  7. Once done, share the giving link with others for them to give. (Cannot be embedded) 

View More Options Allows you to:

  • Update the Page Name
  • Select the Fund or Funds you would like donors to be able to give to
  • Update the Page Content

In PayPal You must also edit / insert this link into the PayPal Instant Payment Notification settings page, where it says notification URL: https://subdomain.breezechms.com/payments/ipn

Breeze's third-party giving page is European SCA compliant when used by European organizations or organizations with payments originating in the EU. 
If you update your PayPal email in PayPal you will also need to update it in Breeze, by following the above steps and changing the PayPal username. 

 

Authorize.Net

If you desire to use your own Authorize.Net account with Breeze you will need to have donors give through the Breeze third-party giving page to ensure that donations map to the correct funds in your Breeze account. 

  • The Authorize.Net third party giving page only accepts Credit and Debit cards and is unable to process ACH gifts.
  • The third party giving page cannot handle split fund giving. Donors wanting to give to multiple funds must initiate multiple gifts. Looking to handle split funds in one transaction and offer Donor Covered Fees? Check out Breeze's built in Online Giving.
  • You will need to reconcile online giving and issue refunds in Authorize.Net.
  • Donors are unable to make notes or comments on giving. 
  • Receipts and confirmations of payments would need to be configured in Authorize.
  • Authorize.net provides customers with the ability to customize their own giving page. Payments processed with the Authorize.Net giving page will automatically post in Breeze, however, contributions will only post (record) to the default fund in Breeze. This is because the fund information is collected in the donation process through the Breeze/Authorize.Net giving page.
  • If you enter a contribution into the Authorize terminal it won't record a customer IP and will not push the gift over to Breeze. These gifts would need to be manually added into Breeze.
  • Authorize.net is a Communication Channel. It is not an Online Giving provider in and of itself.
Click here to see how to set up the Breeze third-party Authorize.Net Giving page
  1. Go to More > Contributions.
  2. Select Online Giving from the options on the left.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Online Giving page and click Third Party Giving Page where it says "Prefer to use a third party online giving option? Switch to our third party giving page."
  4. Click Select Provider under Online Giving and choose your processor (Authorize)
  5. Input your Login Id and Transaction Key. 
  6. Click View More Options in the bottom left corner to edit giving page content.
  7. Once you've entered that information, and set up your giving page, you will be given a screen containing the link to your Breeze/Authroize.net giving page and the "Silent Post URL". The Silent Post URL has to be entered on the Authorize.net control panel in order for donations to appear in Breeze. 
  8. Once done, share the giving link with others for them to give. (Cannot be embedded) 

View More Options Allows you to:

  • Update the Page Name
  • Select the Fund or Funds you would like donors to be able to give to
  • Update the Page Content
Breeze's third-party giving page is not European SCA compliant when used with Stripe or Authorize.net and should not be used by European organizations or organizations with payments originating in the EU.

 

Associations From Third Party Giving Pages

You will want to associate gifts that come into Breeze from your third party giving pages with people records in Breeze. Otherwise, these gifts/payments will show in your contribution reports in Breeze as "anonymous". Once you associate a giver from your third party giving page to Breeze, Breeze should remember the association and store the association under "Associated" Gifts. 

To associate payments/ gifts from third party giving pages 

  1. Go to More > Contributions.
  2. Select Online Giving from the options on the left.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Online Giving page and click Third Party Giving Page where it says "Prefer to use a third party online giving option? Switch to our third party giving page."
  4. On the third party page look for any Unassociated Contributions and type in the name of the person in Breeze to match the gift to the correct people record. 

 

Manual Import of Giving Into Breeze

There are plenty of other online giving providers that can manually be imported into Breeze. This means that you can export a file from the third party donation system and import that file into Breeze (view specific steps). This can be done however often you desire (e.g. daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc).

A list of third party giving platforms that can be manually imported into Breeze can be found by:

  1. Navigating to the Account Settings (mceclip3.png) > Bulk Tasks > Import Giving.
  2. In the bottom right, use the drop-down to view the formats of the files that can be imported into Breeze. 
Don't see your provider on the list? Send us an email! In most cases, we're able to add them in.

 

Other Giving Integrations Outside of Breeze 

There are other great processors that have created automatic giving integrations into Breeze through our open API. It is important to keep in mind, that while you can use these integrations to bring giving records into Breeze, the integration has been built completely on the end of your third party of choice.  We are unable to confirm if a system has built an integration into Breeze and you will need to check with them. Additionally, you will need to use that system to reconcile online giving, issue refunds, and will need to contact them with any concerns as to how things are being recorded (batched) in Breeze.

To set up automatic third party integrations built outside of Breeze, you will want ask the company you are using for the steps you need to take in order to sync the platforms together. Nothing needs to be done in Breeze to make this connection. 

If you need the API code from you Breeze account for the third party you can find this by:

  1. Navigating to Account Settings (Image_2020-05-07_at_1.31.50_PM.png)
  2. Click Manage Account and choose API on the left.

 

Kiosk Giving Options 

Breeze does not currently have a card reader that works directly with it for Kiosk giving.  However, Continue To Give has built an integration into Breeze that allows for payments to automatically merge into Breeze. It is important to keep in mind, that while you can use Continue to Give for Kiosk giving, the integration has been built completely on their end. You will need to talk with Continue to Give to find out their pricing, and to reconcile online giving, issue refunds. You will need to contact them with any concerns as to how things are being recorded (batched) in Breeze.

Alternatively, here are some great videos that show how a church created a super easy Kiosk option that could be used with Breeze's built in Online Giving.

 

Why Use A Third Party Option? 

There are several reasons why your church may choose to use a different processor than the one that Breeze offers:

  • You were already using an online processor that automatically integrates with Breeze prior to finding and using Breeze! You would rather keep things the way that they are to not cause confusion for your members. 
  • You explore the options available, do some math calculations, and decide that paying an additional monthly fee in exchange for a (sometimes) reduced processing fee will actually save your church some money. We totally value the desire to steward your churches resources well! 
  • You would like to provide kiosk giving as an option. 
  • If you are using Breeze outside of the USA or Canada.

Keep in mind, if you use an outside giving platform members will not be able to manage their online giving / recurring giving from within Breeze.

 

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