What you'll need
- An EIN with 501(c)3 nonprofit status
- Completed Registration with Benevity
- Apple Pay Approval
- An Apple Team Id
1. Register With Benevity
In order for your nonprofit organization to accept Apple Pay, you'll first need to create a Benevity account. To get started, visit Benevity.org and click the Register Now button. Being a registered 501(c)3 organization is a prerequisite to signing up.
Enter your organization's Federal Tax Id number (EIN) when asked, and claim your organization to complete your Benevity profile.
Note: If your organization is not listed, we recommend reaching out to Benevity Support and ask them to manually create a profile. You'll most likely be asked to provide your tax exempt status letter from the IRS.
To finalize your account, you'll be asked to fill in questions about your organization, like your mission, hiring practices, how you use funds, etc. Since you won't be collecting funds through Benevity, you can select check as your method of payment instead of entering bank account information. This should leave your profile at 80%
Once you've completed that portion of your profile, registering for Benevity is complete! You should receive an email shortly with confirmation that your registration was success + a link to apply for Apple Pay approval.
2. Apply For Apple Pay Approval
Once your Benevity account is established, you'll need to apply to accept Apple Pay donations.
- Visit the Apple Pay section on Benevity.
- Choose a country and Enter your Federal Tax Id (EIN)
- Select your organization from the list
- Click the "Request Approval for Apple Pay" button
- Enter a handful of details to complete the request. (See note below on Apple Developer Team Id)
- Enter the following URL in the web domains section: https://www.mywell.org
- Wait for confirmation!
Apple Developer Team Id
If you have an Apple Developer Account, you can enter the Team Id associated with your account.
If you don't have an Apple Developer Team Id—no worries, you can use ours.
Since My Well is processing payments on behalf of your organization, Apple allows you to enter our Team Id. Simply enter this Id when requested: V2QL2F4WG3.
It generally takes a few days for Apple to grant approval. Once approved, you're organization will be setup to start leveraging the cost savings of the My Well Giving Platform!
The final step is to send your ministry consultant confirmation of Apple Pay approval along with your Benevity Id!
3. Send My Well Your Benevity Id
After completing the previous step, you can expect to hear from Apple in 24-48 hours, though it often will go through in less than 24. The email you'll receive will look similar to the image below.
How to find your Benevity Id
This Id can be accessed by signing into your Benevity account that you created earlier
- Sign into https://causes.benevity.org/user
- Click the Reports Tab
- Copy your ID near the top of the page
- Send the ID to the My Well Team
- All set—your organization can now be activated in the My Well app!
If you get stuck at any step, or have some questions about the process, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Apple Pay FAQ
How does Apple Pay work?
Apple Pay allows users to make donations leveraging their cards stored in their Apple Pay account. By using Apple Pay, a unique token is generated each time a donation is made, increasing the security of online transactions. This secure token is passed My Well, as your payment processor, in order to complete the gift.
Are there extra fees involved with Apple Pay?
Nope! Apple Pay transactions cost the same as using a regular credit card. There are no administrative fees either. Win win!
Do we have to support Apple Pay?
Yes. Currently, all organizations using the My Well Giving Platform must be registered and approved in order to use the app. This allows us to keep a consistent experience for all givers, making it as simple as possible for them to give.
Does Apple Pay work in a web browser?
No. We currently only support Apple Pay within the My Well Giving App.
We're not a registered 501c3 non-profit. Can we still use Apple Pay?
Unfortunately, since Benevity requires all organizations creating a profile to be a registered 501(c)3 with the IRS, you won't be able to use Apple Pay until you have an IRS tax-exempt letter.
For more information about the process involved for using Apple Pay for Donations, visit https://developer.apple.com/apple-pay/nonprofits/.