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April 2018 – New online donation platform at SchoolBOX

SchoolBOX has implemented a new online donation platform called Salesforce, which streamlines our online donation process. We no longer have to accept donations online through CanadaHelps, and instead can accept secure online donations through a form embedded directly on our website.

Not only does this remove one step for our donors when making an online donation, it also saves us from paying the 3.5% fee on all monthly donations, and the 4% fee on all one-time donations (as per the CanadaHelps website) that CanadaHelps charges us. In comparison, Salesforce charges just 2.05% on donations made by Visa and MasterCard, and 3.5% on donations made by Amex.

Saving money on the fees we pay to accept online donations ultimately means that more of your hard-earned money is going directly to our cause, which is to ‘Make Education Possible’ for all girls and boys in Nicaragua and the world.

Donors who give monthly and would like to switch their online giving platform from CanadaHelps to Salesforce should contact Acting Executive Director Jon Tam to do so. Please email

If you have any questions about the changes to our online donation platform, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. You can direct your inquiries to We are so grateful for our donor’s continued trust in SchoolBOX and heart for the work that we do.