Star Donor is an integrated secure transaction engine provided to process online donations. Approved charities are provided with a personal donation page and a coded link to that page which they can place on their own website. When someone clicks on their donation link, a secure transaction window will open so that they can submit their donation to that charity. The entire process is done seamlessly without advertising or overburdened branding.
Additionally, website visitors to the Star Donor website may choose charities to donate to as they wish. We continue to promote Star Donor in all of our outreach programs.
In 1999, the program was founded by Hugs for Homeless Animals (H4HA), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, as part of its mission to provide programs and services to animal shelters so that they are better able to do their work to to help homeless animals. The program was called Humane Benefits.
In 2002, the success of the program had become apparent to other non-animal-related charities. To broaden its service base, the program was opened to all nonprofit organizations.
In 2005, it was determined that the management and associated costs of the program were becoming burdensome for H4HA so it was decided to secure a more targeted vehicle to takeover its management. It was important that the heart of the program remain central to the program's progress. Aplonis Corporation took over the program and has continued to maintain the integrity and soul of the program. The program was renamed Star Donor Charity Solutions.
In 2009, Star Donor was incorporated.
To this day, Star Donor continues to meet the ePhilanthropy Code of Ethical Online Philanthropic Practices.
Star Donor is in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards.
Since we process credit card transactions for our clients and their donors, ensuring the privacy and security of this information is an integral part of Star Donor's services and is the top priority for our operations.
Star Donor has implemented the requirements of the PCI Data Standards and has passed the security scan performed by a PCI approved 3rd party vendor.