---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Google Checkout Team email@example.com Date: Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 1:35 PM Subject: Update on Google Checkout transaction processing fees for non-profits To: firstname.lastname@example.org
We're writing to let you know that Google Checkout's free transaction processing offer for non-profits has been extended until 2010. However, in an effort to bring more consistency to the eligibility guidelines for our non-profit offerings, only those non-profits who are also members of our Google Grants program will be eligible for free donation processing. All other non-profits will transition to Checkout's standard fee structure on March 1, 2009.
If you're a Google Grants recipient, please make sure to link your Grants account with Checkout by February 15, 2009 to continue to receive free transaction processing without interruption. Learn how to link your accounts: http://checkout.google.com/support/sell/bin/answer.py?answer=72722
If you're not a Google Grants recipient, we strongly encourage you to learn more about the program and apply. Google Grants awards free AdWords advertising to non-profits who meet certain eligibility guidelines, and integrates with Google Checkout to help you increase your online fundraising. Plus, if you apply for Google Grants by March 1, 2009 and you're accepted, we will retroactively credit you for any Checkout fees incurred while your application was pending. Learn more about Google Grants: http://www.google.com/grants/
If your organization falls outside of our guidelines or decides not to apply for a Google Grant, we realize this news may come as a disappointment and hope that you'll still find Checkout's ease of use and competitive rates compelling reasons to keep using our product. You'll be charged a low 2.0% plus $0.20 per transaction for all payment types (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), and there are no monthly, setup, or gateway fees. Learn more about Google Checkout fees: http://checkout.google.com/seller/fees.html
Please visit our Help Center or reply to this email if you have any additional questions. Thank you for using Google Checkout for Non-Profits.
Sincerely, The Google Checkout Team
Note: To be considered for Google Grants, organizations must meet the program's legal requirements and policy guidelines. Eligible non-profits may focus on areas such as the arts, disaster and relief services, education, health, youth programs, and more. Groups that have a political, religious, or commercial focus are not eligible for the program, and we have additional guidelines around other types of non-profits as well. Before you consider applying for Google Grants, please review all of our guidelines regarding eligibility: http://www.google.com/grants/details.html#eligibility
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