DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Star Payment Solutions has launched BLUESTARgives, a new platform that connects contributors to nonprofits and schools. BLUESTARgives is a fundraising solution powered by iGiveHere, a subsidiary of Switch Commerce, which is a leader in the ATM processing industry in both developing mobile applications and management systems. This portal allows nonprofits to increase their donor contributions through branded mobile applications, online donation solutions, and cloud-based giving management.
"Blue Star Payment Solutions recognizes that the nonprofit sector is robust, and thus continually seeking ways to integrate donation and fundraising systems to maximize their donations. We wanted an offering that could not only decrease the nonprofit's transaction fees, but also support all their fundraising initiatives. The BLUESTARgives platform accomplishes that," explained Jerry Mooty, Blue Star Payment Solutions President.
BLUESTARgives is a free and easy to implement platform that allows nonprofit organizations to increase incremental donations from individuals, enhance visibility via a branded mobile app and track donations by campaign. BLUESTARgives offers those who register the ability to create stand-alone giving pages and run multiple campaigns simultaneously such as Text-to-Pledge campaigns, manage Push and Geo Notifications surrounding those campaigns, send direct messages to donors, and connect via social media channels. Additional benefits include automatic generation of tax receipts upon donation, and the capability to build donor lists and reports to interpret donor activity.
"With BLUESTARgives, nonprofit organizations can leverage a free platform to combine online and mobile activities in one system," said Charlotte Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. "Smartphone usage has become the norm and by crafting giving to be convenient for both donors and nonprofits, we are able to maximize the fundraising experience."
In addition, corporations that enroll with Blue Star Payment Solutions will now be able to support charitable causes with the Pass the Penny Forward Program. This program allows merchants to leverage payment processing and contribute up to one cent for every transaction to their preferred charity.
"There has been explosive growth of e-philanthropy and mobile processing and the platforms that are available are expensive and cumbersome. We built a cost friendly donation solution from the ground up to meet the ever-evolving needs of nonprofits," said Tom Bannon, EVP, Chief Operating Officer at Switch Commerce. "We are extremely pleased to partner with Blue Star Payment Solutions, as their alignment with the Dallas Cowboys helps us expand and extend our marketing reach and distribution strategy."
BLUESTARgives provides powerful, innovative online fundraising and event management tools to a variety of nonprofit organizations. Currently, BLUESTARgives is servicing organizations such as Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, Emma's Education Center, Essilor Vision Foundation, HawkCares, Heavenly Mimi, Milaap USA, Nancy Lieberman Charities, Texas 7-Eleven FOA Foundation, The Digital Career Center, and Unlikely Heroes.
ABOUT BLUE STAR PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
Blue Star Payment Solutions' mission is to supply its partners a best-in-class merchant services solution for their business through innovation and excellence. Blue Star combines a relationship with one of the world's most admired franchises, the Dallas Cowboys, and top payment processing companies in the industry. With this solid team structure, Blue Star Payment Solutions can provide clients the most competitive rates, fees, and service possible. As the official credit card processor of the Dallas Cowboys, BSPS offers exclusive team related benefit packages, which are unique to the field of payments. For more information on Blue Star Payment Solutions please visit www.bluestarpays.com.
iGiveHere is committed to helping nonprofits of all sizes achieve their mission through donor connections and contributions via Mobile Giving, Text Campaigns, Online Donation Solutions and Cloud-Based Giving Management. iGiveHere is developed by Switch Commerce, a leader in the ATM Processing industry with expertise in developing mobile applications and powerful management systems. To learn more about BLUESTARgives powered by iGiveHere, visit www.bluestargives.com.
Carla Rosenberg, Blue Star Payment Solutions
SOURCE Blue Star Payment Solutions