Contributions can be made using any checking account or major credit/debit card. Credit and debit card transactions are processed the fastest, but 2.3% of the contribution is deducted to cover transaction costs. Transactions from a checking account (ACH) are the most cost effective ($.30), though they also require account verification for first-time givers to prove that the account belongs to the giver.
Instant verification is available for accounts at large banks like Chase and Citibank. If your bank or credit union is not included, ACH donations require “micro-deposit” account verification. After filling out your account information, two small deposits totaling less than $1 will be deposited in your account within a day or two. The account will be ready for ACH transactions when you return to the giving page and enter the amounts of the two micro-deposits.
After registering to contribute, logging in will provide you with a streamlined process, details about prior contributions, and giving statements.