How do I set up my Stripe account?

  • Visit https://stripe.com/
  • This is the place you will go to manage your host fee payments. IF:Gathering uses Stripe for its own transactions, but is not formally affiliated with Stripe.
  • Click “Create Account” on the home page. Enter a valid email address, full name, and set your password. Verify that you’re not a robot, and you’re in!
  • Check your inbox for a confirmation email from Stripe. You will need to confirm your account before you are able to accept payments.
  • Click “Activate Account” on the left sidebar to set up your account information. This is required before you are able to accept payments. Enter all of the required information, following the onscreen instructions. Here is some advice for how to do this:
  • It would be best to partner with a church and provide their business information here. However, if this is not an option, then we recommend the following for your Business details:
    • For type of business, select: “Individual, Sole proprietor, or single-member LLC”
    • Skip the EIN field. It is optional.
    • Fill out your *subdomain name*.iflocal.com as the website URL
    • Business Description >> Select Membership Organization >> Religious Organizations
  • Then we recommend the following for Credit Card Settlement Details:
    • Business Name = Your IF:Local Name
    • Customer Support # = Your Phone Number
  • Then for Bank Details, we recommend that you use a separate checking or savings account. Do not use a personal account that receives other deposits beyond your ticket sales.
  • When complete, click “Submit Application” to save your information.
  • Name Your Account in the left sidebar
  • Wait for Account Approval and for your data to be LIVE before connecting it to your IF:Local registration account.