Finally, I no longer have cheques and cash turning up on a Wednesday night. Since implementing OSM, subs "compliance" has gone up to 100%. In the past we were losing around 20% of subs through not having sufficiently accurate records to know who had/hadn't paid. At the start of meetings I now have time to talk to parents and prepare for the evening rather than trying to note down who is thrusting piles of notes at me and what they're for. Parents pay online, our treasurer logs in and consolidates, I spend, simple!
Dan Spencer, Group Scout Leader, 66th Bath
At 12th Airedale Scout Group we have only just started with online payments. Within two weeks, all payments for our Scout Troop have been received and so we will be rolling it out to all our sections. It's fantastic, and many thanks to OSM for allowing us to focus on what us leaders really need to do!
Lynden Cable, Scout Leader, 12th Airedale Scout Troop
2.95% - there are no setup costs or on-going fees. This is significantly cheaper than Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving. 1% goes to GoCardless, and 1.95% comes to OSM to pay for the development of the system and future developments.
"GoCardless" handles all the payments. GoCardless is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Small Payments Institute. Online Scout Manager does not handle any money - it simply initiates payments from parents through GoCardless. Money is collected by GoCardless and sent straight to your bank account after six working days (minus 2.95%).