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No cash? No check? No problem. Fundraisers everywhere in the U.S. can now maximize political donations by accepting credit cards wherever they are.

GoPayment (Photo: Business Wire)

GoPayment (Photo: Business Wire)

Based on GoPayment’s success helping small businesses increase their sales, Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) today announced that GoPayment, its free mobile credit card app and card reader hardware, has been enhanced for political donations. Fundraisers can now use GoPayment to process credit card donations on the most popular mobile devices while collecting the donor information often required of campaigns to be legally compliant.

GoPayment is one of the first mobile payment offerings to provide this capability to political campaigns without requiring them to customize an existing app or create a new one. The offering also protects sensitive credit card data from the moment the card is swiped via the GoPayment card reader, which uses the latest encryption technology.

“We saw a need to help fundraisers significantly increase their political donations, especially at events or when going door-to-door, when not everyone has cash or checks,” said Chris Hylen, vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Payment Solutions division. “We’ve enhanced GoPayment specifically for campaign donations. With just one swipe, fundraisers can easily increase their donations while collecting all information needed to help them meet their reporting requirements.”

GoPayment for Fundraising

GoPayment is affordable and includes a free app and multiple free card readers for staff members and volunteers at fundraising organizations. It offers competitive, pay-as-you-go pricing or a monthly plan depending on a campaign's processing needs. GoPayment is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and the most popular Android devices.

As often required by law, GoPayment helps enable fundraisers to collect donor information, such as the donor’s name, address, employer and occupation. It also enables fundraisers to add a customized legal disclaimer that appears on the GoPayment screen that donors can read and accept while donating funds.

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