What’s new from the FrontStream platform in April 2015?

What's New

At FrontStream, we take pride in continually improving each of our products to better serve our clients and partners. Stay tuned to this space as we provide ongoing updates to the enhancements you’ll enjoy in April!

FrontStream Fundraising Platform

Fundraising Pro:

Event Setup Wizard: Setting up an amazing fundraising event or campaign has never been easier! Our brand new Event Setup Wizard will walk you right through the process, asking you simple questions whose answers determine the back-end settings. You can even copy directly from a past event! As always, any of these settings can be updated as needed once the event has been created with the Wizard.

Dynamic Suggested Donations Amounts: Using years of online fundraising experience and data, we’ve developed an intelligent algorithm that reacts to the ongoing results of your campaign and automatically optimizes the suggested donation amounts listed on your donation form. You can choose to enable this feature on a donation page, tribute appeal or peer-to-peer event.

Fundraising Standard (FirstGiving):

Direct Donations to Events and Campaigns: Nonprofits can now choose to allow donors contribute directly to an Event or Campaign if they don’t have a particular individual or team fundraiser to donate to. If enabled, a new ‘Donate’ button will appear right on the Event’s page.

Canadian Tax Receipting: Canadian nonprofits can now easily tax receipts that are delivered automatically by email to their donors. This can be enabled in the “Tax Receipt Settings” area, where you can also add a signature, edit the prefix and suffix on the serial number, and see a preview.

Merchant Services:

FrontStream Payment Gateway (ArgoFire): This month, we’ve focused on bringing major improvements to our fraud prevention tools! Merchants can now choose to enable and disable each of our fraud filters individually, and will be able to review each flagged transaction to determine whether it is truly fraud. Merchants can now select to “trap” transactions based on IP address, card bin, velocity (number of transactions over time), ceiling limits and floor limits, and can decide how to act on each when they see the details in a new report format.

EMV: Upcoming changes to EMV standards could impact all merchants. For all the details, including the risks you may face and what you can to protect yourselves, download our free whitepaper, The ABC’s of EMV.

Workplace Philanthropy:

Campaign Management: Donors within companies using Campaign Management can now request matches for their donations or volunteer hours that occur outside of the system. Companies have the ability to setup the paramaters for both types of matching requests. Both donation and volunteer matching can be added to a workplace engagement website as well for ease of access.

New API Partners:

We’re thrilled to be working for these exciting new API partners, who have integrated with FirstGiving or the FrontStream Payment Gateway to make processing transactions as easy as can be:

FrontStream Holdings LLC is a registered ISO of Elavon, Inc. Georgia, Chase Paymentech Solutions, LLC, First National Bank of Omaha, Omaha, NE, BMO Harris Bank, N.A., Chicago, IL, Deutsche Bank, USA, New York, NY and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA.