Reston, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2011
FrontStream Payments recently completed and launched a new donor payment solution for the Washington D.C. homeless service provider, Carpenter’s Shelter. The new solution leverages FrontStream’s newly released fasttransact payment management platform to help Carpenter’s Shelter better manage donor contributions and maximize the use of donor demographic data.
“Carpenter’s Shelter is a non-profit legacy in the greater D.C. area,” states Nina Vellayan, FrontStream Payments Chief Executive Officer and President, “We’re pleased to have such an excellent opportunity to showcase the intended functionality of the new fasttransact payment management platform and help this important agency increase internal efficiencies and expand their service level to the community.”
The Carpenter’s Shelter organization targets homelessness through programs that focus on services, education and advocacy. They have been in place since 1988, and have gained tremendous notoriety through their unique and successful life management, housing and aftercare programs. Like every non-profit provider, Carpenter’s Shelter is reliant on donor awareness, access and participation to effectively serve their target population. The integrated fasttransact solution provides them with new channels for accepting donor contributions online, as well as a method for automatically capturing donor contact data, and securely exporting it to their CRM platform.
“Our integration with the FrontStream Payments’ solution was simple and it has provided a secure and reliable way for donors to make contributions via our website,” states Kelly Andreae, Director of Development & Strategic Alliances at Carpenter’s Shelter, ”We are particularly pleased with the way fasttransact integrates with SalesForce.com and gives us the ability to quickly capture demographic data on our donors for immediate use in critical communications and outreach efforts.”
Carpenter’s Shelter has configured their fasttransact platform to feature the personalized, web-based portal that enables a donor to make and schedule secure electronic payment from their credit/debit card or bank account. The portal captures the standard demographic information about the donor that is needed for processing their payment, then encrypts and safely stores it in the PCI-DSS compliant FrontStream data vault. The secure FrontStream payment gateway delivers a generic authorization token, while protecting the sensitive information for later usage.
In their customized solution,
Carpenter’s Shelter also opted to utilize an integration feature of the platform that safely streams donor contact data retained in the vault to their SalesForce.com CRM application. As a result, Carpenter’s Shelter has now effectively minimized the time previously spent to manually input this data, eliminated the risks of redundant manual entry and streamlined duplicative information.
Carpenter’s Shelter has also creatively leveraged their new fasttransact solution to support two holiday events. Ticket sales for their ‘Alternative Holiday Giving’ and ‘Cook Off’ have also been integrated into the Carpenter’s Shelter web portal to provide an easy, fully integrated interface for supporters to buy tickets, make contributions and share updated demographical information all at once.
“The Carpenter’s Shelter solution is the perfect example of how the fasttransact platform was built with the needs of the Non-Profit industry in mind,” continued Vellayan, “Not only does it offer service providers with secure and compliant transactions, as well as supply convenient access to real time payment data, it enables the organization to personalize the donor experience and enhance the social value of the relationship through secure, automated functionality that runs silently in the background.”
For more information about Carpenter’s Shelter or to contact a local representative, call them at 703.548.7500 or visit the company's website at http://www.carpentersshelter.org/about-us/contact-us/. To learn more about how FrontStream Payments integrates with its partners, go to http://frontstreampayments.com/PartnerServices.aspx.
About Carpenter’s Shelter
Carpenter’s Shelter is Northern Virginia’s largest homeless shelter. Carpenter's Shelter’s provides a Continuum of Care Program (CCP) to over 1,000 children, families and adults through a three-pronged approach: outreach, case management and supportive services. Our programs are designed to meet client’s individual needs regardless of how they access our services.
About FrontStream Payments
FrontStream Payments is a leading merchant service provider of integrated payment products and services to businesses and independent credit card sales organizations. Offerings include turnkey solutions that enable clients to increase revenue through the acceptance of ACH eChecks, credit and debit cards. The company is headquartered in Reston, VA and has offices in Brentwood, TN and Lacey, WA.