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Compass For Your Cause

Overview

Easy, hassle-free fundraising for nonprofits

Fundraising is an important yet challenging part of growing any nonprofit organization. That’s why we’re excited to offer the Compass For Your Cause program—an easy affinity program for organizations that need to raise money on an ongoing basis. Your members can support your organization, by doing something many of them do virtually every day—use their debit card for everyday purchases.

 

How it Works

Enlist members, raise funds

We’ll deposit an initial royalty payment of $50 into your BBVA Compass Business Checking account with every new, qualified checking account opened by a participating member.1

 

More transactions = more funds

For each qualifying3 transaction your members make with their BBVA Compass Visa® Debit Card, we’ll also deposit royalty payments equal to 0.25% of the amount of purchase into your account.2

 

Promote your organization

Your organizational image may be displayed on all members’ BBVA Compass Visa® Debit Card. This is a great way for members to help promote your organization.

 

Fundraising Example

How much can my organization make with Compass For Your Cause?

While every organization is different, here’s an example of how easily the money can add up:

The Main Street Cancer Society recently began a Compass For Your Cause relationship and encouraged 100 members to join. Each member makes an average of $500 worth of qualifying debit card purchases per month. How much does their organization make in one year?

Funds raised for enlisting members Funds raised for member purchases with Visa Debit Card Total

100 members x $50 = $5,000 initial royalty payments

100 members x 

$500 (in qualifying purchases)

x 12 months x .25%

$1,500 Additional Royalties

$6,500 for your organization

Accounts

Account options for your supporters

Personal Checking

Whether your supporters need a Free Checking account with full-service features or a Premium account that allows them to earn interest on their balance, BBVA Compass offers an account that works for them.

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Personal Savings

Your supporters can watch their savings grow with Everyday Savings, Money Market, and CDs that boast competitive interest rates.

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Workplace Solutions

Typically reserved for businesses and their employees, BBVA Compass Workplace Solutions is available to your organization and supporters at no cost and offers a variety of money-saving benefits and financial enhancements for your members.

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Details you need to make a smart decision

1 Accounts and check cards subject to approval. $25 minimum opening deposit required. Organization member must make 5 transactions (deposits, checks, online bill payments, ACH transactions or check card purchases) within first 60 days of opening the checking account in order for the organization to qualify for royalty payments. Organization member must be a resident of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, NM or TX and must be at least 18 years of age (19 in AL) to qualify.

2 Royalties will begin accumulating immediately upon opening of a new checking account. Accumulated royalties will be deposited into the organization's BBVA Compass checking account 60 days after opening of organization member account. After the initial deposit, royalties from checking accounts will be deposited into the organization's account on a monthly basis.

3 A "Qualifying Purchase" is any signature-based purchase, Internet purchase, phone or mail-order purchase, bill payment, contactless purchase (purchases made by holding your Visa card or other device up to a secure reader instead of swiping your card), or small dollar purchase for which you are not required to sign, made with an enrolled Visa card, which is processed or submitted through the Visa U.S.A. Inc. payment system. A Qualifying Purchase does not include a purchase made using a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or purchase you initiate through identification technology that substitutes for a PIN.

BBVA Compass assumes no tax liability for royalties earned or paid under the Program. Organization shall solely be liable for any tax consequences of or in connection with their participation in the Program. BBVA Compass gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility as to the ultimate treatment of any potential tax on royalties paid under the Program.

Organization must be approved and enter into an "Affinity Card and License Agreement" Program subject to terms and conditions of Agreement.