[Noisebridge-discuss] Quick poll: Would being able to donate / pay dues easily with ACH be useful to you?

Patrick O'Doherty p at trickod.com
Mon Jun 22 19:35:56 UTC 2015

I think this would come after adding "user accounts" or some such
functionality to the donations site such that you can actually see your
recurring donations / alter / cancel them. This would cover any KCY
stuff. (what I have in mind is v. basic, so not much work)

We wouldn't need to deal with any PCI concerns, it's similar to the
setup we have currently to accept CC donations.

So far a few folks have said it'd be useful, so I guess the plan is
  a) add some form of identification / authentication
  b) add ACH support


On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:27:51PM -0700, Torrie Fischer wrote:
> My $0.02 input:
> ACH is horrifying, so if the service used for this kept us from having to do
> any security around PCI or KYC, that'd be perfect

> This would be really good for the 3 or so folks who have a bank account but
> (mysteriously) don't have a debit card
> I'd use it since then I wouldn't have to worry about updating my card details
> when new cards are reissued or my existing one is stolen by roving gangs of
> libertarians or government thugs
> Good for large sum corporate donations
> Hella cheaper, especially for recurring payments that can go on for years
> If this could be used to convert paper checks into e-checks that'd be one less
> reason to hit up the bank
> ACH is instant, so we'd have money in our account sooner, but I don't think
> the lag between "someone agreed to give us money" and "their money is
> available for us to spend" (aka settlement) is a pressing concern despite
> being broke.
> Pulling up my ACH credentials is a bear but usually only happens once and I
> never have to worry about it for the next few years.
> +1 for ACH, but then again it sounds like you'll be the one implementing it
> On Monday, June 22, 2015 12:05:53 PM Patrick O'Doherty wrote:
> > we have an option to establish easy to use ACH donations / dues payments
> > on donate.noisebridge.net, but before I do was hoping folks could give
> > feedback as to whether this would be useful for them.
> >
> > also of note: the fees we'd pay on the transfers would also be lower
> > than using a credit card.
> >
> > if this is something that'd be useful to you please do let me know. if a
> > bunch of folks get back to me saying they'd like this then I'll do it
> > sooner rather than later :)
> >
> > p

Patrick O'Doherty
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