fundraising plugin, paypal ipn setup

ok, i am trying to set up a site that many people can fundraiser for adoption as well as other charities. I want to use your fundraising plugin, but I think i may have hit a snag with its designed use. According to your settings the user must use their***-*******-******/paypal/ as their IPN on paypal. That is great if each user uses their own paypal account. However, I want to set it up for my partner 501(c) organization so donors can have a tax deductible donation.

Can you advice if I use the main domain (***-*******-******/paypal/) as the IPN if it will work on all sites that want to use the 501(c) org or if I can create one subdomain site that each site can use say plug in****/paypal and just have the organization use that or will paypal never receive the payment if they don't have individualized ones.

  • Michael Bissett
    • Recruit

    Hey @Joshua, hope you're doing well! :slight_smile:

    Using the main domain would mean that only the main site would be able to create fundraisers & successfully complete the transactions, the subsites would still need to have their own PayPal accounts set up for this.

    Same thing would go for the creation of a single subsite, it too would be the only one accepting successful transactions through it's IPN address (as each IPN address is unique to each subsite).

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance here please! :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,

  • Joshua
    • Flash Drive

    I am partnering with a 501c organization so folks can set up sub sites on my domain to crowd fund using the same 501c. this allows them to have the option to give donors a tax deductible donation. Therefore, the sub sites will not be using their IPN address.

    Can I just ignore this for each sub site and use the 501c’s paypal username to accept donations to the 501c? Or is this not allowed?

  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hey Joshua!

    I'm going to ask @Maniu for a little feedback here, too, but as far as I can tell, an IPN is required for instant payment notifications, which are required to keep and display a running total of the donation total. This leads me to believe it isn't optional for Fundraiser to work correctly.

    Thanks for your question!

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