Trail Blazer Campaign Services

Low-Cost Merchant Gateways

Founded in 1996, Authorize.Net provides payment solutions for small- to medium-sized organizations. Cybersource is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") as a Level 1 PCI Compliant Service Provider.

  • 2.9% plus $.35 per transaction
  • $25 Monthly Fee
  • Seamless Integration with QuickBooks Online
  • Review account activity
  • All major credit cards: Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, Diner's Club, JCB
  • Serving the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Europe
  • Recurring Donations (Limited)
  • Accept Payments by eCheck (ACH) Inside U.S. Only
  • Works with US (USD) and Canadian (CAD) Currencies

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Founded in December 1998, PayPal is the leading global online payment company. PayPal provides service to over 113 million active registered accounts and is available in 190 markets.

  • 2.2% plus $.30 per transaction for 501c3 orgs
  • 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction
  • $30 Monthly Minimum Fee
  • Setup is a Snap - Trail Blazer makes it fast and easy to add PayPal to your site.
  • Trusted - Millions of retailers trust the checkout experts at PayPal to increase sales by making checkout fast, easy and secure.
  • Add PayPal to boost sales by tapping into over 100 million active online buyers.
  • Serving oganizations based in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

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Vanco Payment Solutions

Vanco Payment Solutions provides online giving services to more than 15,000 churches, schools, nonprofit organizations and political campaigns.

Mobile Card Reader Options
  • 2.75% plus $.45 per transaction
  • $10 Monthly Fee
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Plugs into any compatible Apple or Android device
  • Requires the free Vanco Payment Solutions Mobile Access app
  • Allows you to email receipts
  • One week setup time for mobile giving
  • Mobile Card Reader $45 per swiper
  • Optional Desktop Card Reader via USB to PC ($125)
  • Optional Card Terminal Device w/receipt printer via Ethernet ($325 plus $8/mo.)
  • Optional Give by Kiosk via Wi-Fi ($1195 plus $49/mo.)

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Anedot is your quickest merchant option. Start accepting donations in just minutes, not days.

Immediate Online Donations
  • 3.9% plus $.30 per transaction
  • No setup fees
  • No monthly contracts
  • Get your money fast
  • Set up in minutes
  • Ideal if you're in a hurry
  • Great for campaigns or nonprofits
  • Cancel at any time without penalty

Apply for your Anedot Account

Accept Credit Cards

We've partnered with finest credit card processing companies. This includes online donations, tickets to events, merchandise (i.e. memberships, mugs, t-shirts, books, etc.).

Best of all, with our merchants you'll see far more transaction details spilling directly into your Trail Blazer database than if you went with someone else.  All this, without ever lifting a finger.

Don't worry if you're new to this process. We're here to help you figure out which merchant would suit your situation best.  Simply call us at 1-800-446-1375 for help in selecting the best credit card merchant.

Recurring Donations Option

Increase revenue by choosing recurring donations from or Vanco. Donors enter payment information once to set up an entire series of recurring transactions.

Raise More on Facebook

Raise money on your Facebook page using our donation form which is linked to your Trail Blazer database.

PCI Compliant

Your data is secure in our PCI Compliant network. Trail Blazer achieved its PCI certification in 2014. We are committed to safeguarding your data and we promise to remain vigilant in monitoring our PCI compliance.

Sell Tickets

We know that fundraising events play a critical role in your organization's success. That's why we include at no cost our cutting-edge event and online donation tools.  Free website integration is included with your Trail Blazer purchase.  This means you'll easily track how many tickets have sold and plan accordingly.  Plus, you can sell merchandise (i.e. mugs, t-shirts, etc.) easily using our free web tools.

Website Integration

Every time a donor makes an online donation, you can rest easy that all of the transaction data will be there for your detailed compliance reports.  

Trail Blazer's fundraising software harvests all of the activity from your web page.  Whether you're a political or nonprofit organization or a PAC, your online donations are tracked and logged using our web forms.

Cost Comparison Calculator

To compare your four gateway options, we've created a handy cost calculator. To get started, all you do is click onthe image below. From there, you'll enter your average donation amount and the average number of donations each month.

Run as many scenarios as you want. You'll easily estimate which vendor fits your particular situation best.

Recurring donations are supported by and Vanco Payment solutions.

Click on the Image Below to Download our Cost Comparison Calculator

Gateway Calculator

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