On June 6, 2019, we launched a new, faster way for nonprofit organizations to apply for EFT (direct deposit) in order to receive donations processed by Network for Good!
Note: Currently, the paperless application is only available for those organizations who have never utilized our legacy DonateNow product.
How do I enroll in direct deposit?
To start the process: Log in or sign up through our free disbursement portal.
If you never had a paid subscription that included our "legacy" DonateNow software, you will use your organization's EIN to either log in or register on the right hand side of this page.
Once you've logged in using your EIN, click on the link Apply Now under Direct Deposit and follow the instructions that follow.
Note: To apply to receive future donation disbursement checks from Network for Good through Direct Deposit, there are several steps you will need to complete. Please be prepared to:
1.)Confirm your nonprofit's information
2.)Provide contact details for an authorized representative of your organization
3.) Link to your nonprofit's bank account
You have two options to submit your EFT application to Network for Good:
1.) You can connect via DirectLink.
DirectLink uses Plaid in order to relay your nonprofit's bank account information securely for processing and review. Plaid is a well-known financial platform that verifies your information - learn more about Plaid here.
2.) You can connect via ManualLink.
ManualLink provides an alternate enrollment path for eligible nonprofits whose needs are not met by our DirectLink application. ManualLink allows you to submit your nonprofit's bank information to our team without connecting to Plaid via the ManualLink.
Note: ManualLink may take up to 8 weeks to process. We strongly encourage you to connect using DirectLink unless you are otherwise unable to do so.
Nonprofits with this option can access the ManualLink by clicking on the option to "Connect Manually".
You will then be prompted for additional information, such as your contact information and the date of your most recent disbursement from NFG. If you are not considered an "authorized representative", you may also need to submit a signed Letter of Authorization (which can be downloaded directly from the application portal).
Who is considered an "authorized representative?"
An "authorized representative" would be someone with one of these organizational titles:
- VP/Director of Accounting or Controller
- VP/Director of Finance
- CEO/Executive Director
- Board Member
- Principal of a School
With the ManualLink, you will be prompted to provide information to verify that you have access to your nonprofit's donation activity.
Once you have submitted either version of the EFT application, you will receive an email confirmation that we have received the application - this is not a confirmation that the application has been approved yet. Applications are processed as they are received, and you will receive an update on your application's status within 8 weeks.
All donations made before signing up for direct deposit will still be delivered via your previous disbursement method.
Note: If you haven't received an email regarding your EFT application status more than three weeks after submitting the application, please be sure to check your spam or junk folder to verify the email isn't there!