Online Payment for Ward Fund Raiser Possible?

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SHW77
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Online Payment for Ward Fund Raiser Possible?

Postby SHW77 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:02 pm

I got this question from the Young Women's Presidency. Is some like this possible? The Young Men and Young Women do a yearly fund raiser. But it's by donation and sometimes they don't get the donation slips back. They thought if there was an online payment option they might get a better return of those donations and the fund raiser would raise more funds.

"We were thinking of an idea in Young Women’s and I was told to contact you for some information. I have an odd question….is it allowable to set up a payment link on an e-mail that could be directly deposited into the ward account? We were thinking about sending out an e-mail regarding flag donations with a link to submit a payment. I know the YM President is going to talk to the bishop about the e-mail, but we wanted to find out if it’s even possible."

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Re: Online Payment for Ward Fund Raiser Possible?

Postby russellhltn » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:22 pm

SHW77 wrote:is it allowable to set up a payment link on an e-mail that could be directly deposited into the ward account?


As far as I'm concerned, in the US there is no "ward account". It's just an accounting concept. Sure, there's the deposit concentration account, but unless you follow that up with a MLS transaction, it won't find it's way into being added to the available funds.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

Gary_Miller
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Re: Online Payment for Ward Fund Raiser Possible?

Postby Gary_Miller » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:44 pm

The short and long answer is: NOOOOOOOOOOO


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