In a climate of government cuts and increasing costs donations and alternative sources of funding are becoming ever more important to universities in the UK and overseas.
In 2012 donations from alumni and bequests were worth over £800m to higher education institutions in the UK, and the volumes are only expected to increase.
Donors are more likely to ‘convert’ when able to make a donation whilst on a call with a live agent. C3’s Secure Assist – a PCI DSS Compliant Telephone Payment platform, allows student volunteers or staff to guide potential donors through the process.
Our advanced tokenisation systems enable those wishing to sign up for ongoing regular donations to provide their details once, safe in the knowledge that they will be securely rebilled as arranged.
Payments Card Industry Data Security Standard is a codified standard of best practice used to prevent data breaches. In order to process card payments via any channel organisations are expected to adhere to PCI standards.
The standards cover and environment where payment details are stored or transmitted. If staff come into contact with sensitive card data at any point in the transaction process your organisation needs to adhere to PCI DSS.
Find out more about PCI DSS in our handy guide
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