Focus Missions integrates with Tithe.ly to process donations that happen in Focus Missions. Customers with a Tithe.ly account can request Api access from Tithe.ly and use their existing Tithe.ly account to transact donations from Focus Missions that will go directly into Tithe.ly
In order to setup Tithe.ly with Focus Missions, the first step is to request Api access from Tithe.ly. In order to obtain the api keys, navigate to https://tithe.ly/api-setup. The person creating the Api keys needs to be the primary administrator. Any Api keys generated by secondary administrators will not give the proper access to the end-points Focus will use.
After obtaining the appropriate Api keys, you can head over to Focus Missions to tell Focus Missions that you want to integrate with Tithe.ly
In Focus Missions, navigate to Admin < Settings < Software Integrations and choose "Payment Merchant" and select "Tithe.ly" from the Payment Merchant drop down. Then provide the Public and Private key that was received from Tithe.ly. The public key will start with "pub_" and the private key will start with "pri_". Also choose what payment methods that are supported.
After the set up is complete and the keys have been provided, the next step is to populate the necessary values for each trip. For each trip, the organization, donation giving type and participant giving type will need to be provided. Go into each trip and edit the details of that trip to provide Tithe.ly options.
1. Organization: The organization is the entity that people can donate to such as the church or the ministry. Selecting this value will populate the giving type select boxes.
2. Donation Giving Type: When a donation occurs, what giving type should the donation be attributed to in Tithe.ly
3. Participant Giving Type: When a payment is made from the participant, what giving type should the payment be attributed to in Tithe.ly. If participant payments are not tax deductible, this is a good way to select a different giving type for those payments to go to. IT can also be the same as Donation Giving Type.
When managing funding for the participants on the trip, it is possible to refund a payment that was donated from Tithe.ly. The refund must be for the entire amount. Navigate to the participant that needs the refund, click on the transaction that needs to be refunded and then click "Issue a Refund"