There are very few fundraising programs that would not benefit by accepting credit cards. The problem has always been that merchant account providers, those who setup fundraisers or those needing to accept credit cards for a short term project such as trade-shows, flea markets, garage sales, etc, require multi-year agreements, such as 2 or 3 yrs. This requirement has left most fundraisers scrambling for other methods of collecting funds...until now!
PayByWeb now offers a short-term/one-time event merchant account program. The service includes use of a wireless credit card terminal with printer and provides for acceptance of Visa/MasterCard, Discover, and even American Express. Best part, there is NO long term contract. You can use the terminal for a day, week, month, or as long as you like. The fees are a bit more than merchant accounts with long term agreements, but just barely. Funds are paid out to the merchant in 3 business days, directly to their checking account. This service is perfect for any short-term event that requires credit card acceptance.
Complete the easy online application found HERE, Pay a small rental fee and deposit (refundable once the terminal/printer are returned)
Merchant Account -
A merchant account is an account with a bank that is used to process credit card transactions. It is a virtual account that is not accessible by a merchant. Rather, the funds accumulated from credit card transactions are deposit directly to the merchant's bank account, typically within a few days.
Visit PayByWeb's FAQ for answers to many questions about accepting credit cards.