Melbourne, FL (Dec. 15, 2019) – The founder of boutique credit card processing company Brightr Payments and purpose-driven entrepreneur Doug Mack announced today the company’s first annual charity giving partners. Nine organizations were chosen based on a rigorous selection criterion to receive funds generated each time a Brightr Payments customer uses one of its in-store, mobile or online payment options.
Brightr Payments launched in 2019 with a mission to ‘make every penny count’ by transforming everyday payment transactions into charitable contributions. The company donates 50% of the credit card processing fees it earns from transactions processed to nonprofit partners. The boutique payments company is dedicated to giving business owners of all sizes and industries consistent, effortless ways to make a positive impact in the world with no difference in cost to their business.
“We work in an industry focused on reaching revenue targets and providing investor value. Brightr Payments offers small and medium-sized retail, restaurant, and e-commerce clients an alternative model, where they know that 50% of the income generated from the fees paid to process credit cards are supporting a good cause around the globe,” said Doug Mack, founder, and CEO, Brightr Payments. “We hope Brightr Payments can inspire other businesses and industry giants to take a similar, more human approach to business with our successful model – combining excellent customer service, competitive fees and a chance to make a difference.”
This year’s charity partners are Acadia Center, Hearing Health Foundation, National Immigration Law Center, Pencils of Promise, Polaris Project, Project Sanctuary, Puppies Behind Bars, Trevor Project, and Water.org. Members of the public can help select the tenth charity partner for 2020 at the company’s website: www.brightrpayments.com
A Little About Each Charity
Acadia Center – Working to build clean, competitive and environmentally sustainable economies across North America, including advancing clean energy markets and developing improved policies.
Hearing Health Foundation – Dedicated to preventing and curing hearing loss and tinnitus through groundbreaking research, as well as promoting hearing health.
National Immigration Law Center – One of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
Pencils of Promise – A non-profit organization building schools and increasing educational opportunities in the developing world, including Laos, Guatemala, and Ghana.
Polaris Project – A non-governmental organization that works to combat and prevent modern-day slavery and human trafficking, including running the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
Project Sanctuary – A national organization serving thousands of at-risk military families across the country, including with therapeutic retreats.
Puppies Behind Bars – National nonprofit that trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and first responders, as well as explosive-detection canines for law enforcement.
Trevor Project – An organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, including operating The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.
Water.org – An international nonprofit organization that has changed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing.
The company’s 2020 nonprofit selection criteria included:
- annual revenue of $1,500,000+;
- at least 80% of revenue directly invested in the mission;
- Officer salaries less than $250,000 per person;
- Combined officer salaries total less than 12% of annual revenue; and
- Fundraising expenses below 12% of annual revenue.
Brightr Payments offers incredibly competitive monthly processing rates combined with cutting edge payment technologies such as industry-specific point-of-sale software, mobile solutions, and state-of-the-art credit card processing terminals.