Paysafe, a specialised payments platform, has announced a new agreement with World Animal Protection Canada, the Canadian arm of the internationally recognised nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare and protection. The deal, which follows a successful request for proposal (RFP) response by Paysafe in Q4 2020, will see the company process Canadian online donations for World Animal Protection via its integration with Engaging Networks, an innovator in nonprofit eCRM technology.
With its latest agreement in the nonprofit space, Paysafe will support World Animal Protection via its payments gateway, which is integrated with the Engaging Networks software platform. Active in more than 50 countries besides Canada, and largely supported through donations and fundraising campaigns, World Animal Protection will be able to accept online donations conveniently and securely from Canadian donors.
Paysafe’s role in facilitating donations to World Animal Protection Canada comes at a crucial time, as COVID-19 has presented new challenges for animals as well. The absence of global tourism has notably resulted in many locations struggling to feed the wildlife in their care. Fortunately, thanks to donors, thousands of animals at high-welfare venues, including rescued elephants in Thailand, have received the food and veterinary treatments they need. The donation-backed support offered to these venues represented just one of several World Animal Protection initiatives in 2020, during which it protected over 220 million animals.
Carla Erlick, Senior Vice President, ISV Channel at Paysafe, said: “World Animal Protection has a long-standing reputation in the nonprofit sector and we’re excited by the opportunity to support their efforts within Canada, building on our corporate commitment to doing business the right way. This also reflects our flexibility in working with a variety of key independent software vendor (ISV) partners across the global nonprofit and charity space.”
The agreement also highlights Paysafe’s reputation of successful collaboration with numerous nonprofit software providers. Through Engaging Networks specifically, Paysafe currently facilitates the acceptance of online donations for The Canadian Red Cross, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada, and The Salvation Army, among other charitable organisations.
Colin Saravanamuttoo, Executive Director for World Animal Protection Canada, said: “Working with Paysafe to facilitate and expand the ways in which Canadians make donations to World Animal Protection is an important step for us at a time when an increasing number of animals need help. Canadians are compassionate and generous, and we are pleased to be working with Paysafe to ensure our donors have a very secure and accessible way to give to protect animals.”