How to SetUp Recurring Payments

Note: A few important things to know about Recurring Payments:

  • You must set up an account in our database system Kindful to manage recurring payments (see Set Up a Kindful Account). Even if you don’t want to set up recurring payments there are other benefits to having a Kindful account. Once you have a Kindful user account, you can to log into Kindful and check your current membership status to determine if you are up-to-date and make a payment or pledge for the upcoming year. You can also see all your donations since joining Impact 100. 
  • When you set up your recurring payment you have the opportunity to choose when and how often your credit card is charged for your recurring payments (see Set Up a Recurring Payments).
  • It is up to you to manually calculate the amount to be charged to your credit card with each recurring payment (see Determine Your Recurring Payment Amount). If you are unsure how to calculate it, contact us at and we will be happy to help.
  • Recurring membership payments can only be used to PREPAY your annual membership. Most of our members begin their recurring payments early in the year for the next year. Recurring payments made in 2019 go into the 2020 Grant Pool and are for 2020 membership. However, if you wish to begin a recurring payment later in the year, we can accommodate that as well, but all payments for a membership the following year MUST be completed by December 31.
  • Once you have a user account set up, you can log into Kindful and can change the amount, frequency, or cancel a recurring transaction at any time. You will be reminded in January of each year to check your recurring payments so you can change the frequency and amount as needed.

Set Up a Kindful Account

  1. Go to and click in the upper right corner to Create an Account.
  2. Enter your email, name, and password and click Submit.
  3. Once in Kindful, you’ll be taken to your Dashboard. The Dashboard is where you can see an overview of your information in the system. If the email you entered matches one already in the system from prior donations, the information we already have for you will display. This includes information on previous donations.
  4. Once in Kindful, the left margin of the Kindful screen contains links to the information you can access through your account. For example, you can update your contact information in the Billing or see your previous donations by clicking on Activities.
  5. You can get back into Kindful at any time at and clicking on SignIn in the upper right-hand corner to enter your login information.

Set Up a Recurring Payment

  1. Once in Kindful, click on Donate on the top of the left margin to begin setting up a donation. 
  2. Choose the fund for your donation.
  3. You’ll be taken to the Payment Summary page, where you can enter the amount you want charged to your credit card for each recurring payment.
  4. You can choose to help us by paying the transaction fees.
  5. Choose the frequency for the recurring transaction.
  6. If we don’t already have a credit card on file in Kindful, you’ll be asked to enter your credit card information. Note: Your credit card information is NOT SAVED in Kindful and Impact 100 never sees it.

Determine Your Recurring Payment Amount

It is up to you to manually calculate the amount to be charged to your credit card with each recurring payment. It should be the amount of your total donation divided by the number of payments you will make between now and December 31.

Recurring transactions can be set up for annually, quarterly, monthly, biweekly (twice a month), and weekly transactions.

Determining the amount for a recurring transaction is as simple as determining the amount of your donation (for membership donations this is $1000 for full; or $500, $334, or $250 for shared, plus any additional you wish to donate to our scholarship fund or to help cover operating costs), and dividing it by the number of transactions that would be made between the start date and December 31.

For example,

  • If you have chosen $1250 as your total contribution and will make 5 payments between the start date and December 31, you need to divide $1250 by by 5, and enter $250 in the blank to replace $1250.
  • If you have chosen $1100 as your total contribution, and will make 5 payments, enter $220.
  • If you have chosen $1000 as your total contribution and will make 5 payments, enter $200.