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From: Patti Hobbs <>
Subject: Re: [APG] PayPal for societies?
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 19:51:12 -0500
Non-profits get a discounted rate through Paypal, but documentation must be
shown. That requires scanning and sending in three or four different
official documents for verification. Then you have the typical verification
process showing that the person wanting to open the account has access to
the bank account. That can require coordination with the treasurer (I'm the
treasurer, too, so that was easy for me.:-) ) I wonder two things: 1.)
maybe verification was difficult with a Swedish company, 2.) I wonder if the
problem had to do with the *type* of account. You begin the process by
selecting the "business" option and then you can choose further options,
e.g., non-profit corporation.
On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Patti Hobbs <> wrote:
> I am the Web master for our genealogical society and just recently set up a
> PayPal account to be able to process online registration for our conference
> in September (Tom Jones is our speaker). I had no trouble with the process
> of setting up the account. We are also planning on extending it for
> purchasing of publications and membership renewals, etc.
> On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Elisabeth Thorsell <
> > wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> The Genealogical Society of Sweden has done several research projects
>> for American of Swedish descent. The society has used PayPal for the
>> money transfer from the U.S. to Sweden for quite some time, but
>> evidently they were told last year that a society could not have a
>> PayPal account.
>> Is this true? Is anyone on the list engaged in a society that uses PayPal?
>> I have used PayPal for my own research projects and it has worked well,
>> which is a blessing as foreign personal checks are not accepted by our
>> banks, and bank checks and other ways of sending money is expensive.
>> Greetings from sunny Sweden!
>> Elisabeth Thorsell
>> Swedish Genealogist & Writer
>> Editor of "Swedish American Genealogist"
>> Visit http://www.etgenealogy.se/sag.htm
>> Utgivare av nyhetsbrevet "Vi Släktforskare"
>> Besök http://www.etgenealogy.se
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