YourCause Announces Partnership with Heartland Payment Systems

Charities to benefit from reduction in credit card processing fees

PLANO, Texas – YourCause, provider of CSRconnect Employee Engagement Platform, and Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), a leader in online payment processing in the United States, announced a strategic partnership providing YourCause clients an additional credit card payment distribution functionality. The new option will offer the industry’s lowest credit card processing rates for all donations transacted through YourCause’s CSRconnect platform. The flexibility of this model allows clients to construct a unique processing configuration that will reduce overall credit card program fees by nearly 50 percent, translating into additional funding for the recipient charities.

“YourCause has become a leader within the employee engagement space by focusing on delivering each user’s personal philanthropy in the most efficient and effective manner possible,” stated Matt Combs, CEO and founder of YourCause. “Our partnership with Heartland is a direct result of our business seeking to harness the power of our core products and services to drive a level of optimized impact that has never been seen throughout the world. Both leadership teams believe in the greater good of what we can do and ensuring that the products offered are a continual demonstration of this.”

Within the three weeks since the beta of the combined platform launched, the partnership has resulted in over $25,000 in additional funds being donated to hundreds of different charities.

“We are excited to create this partnership with YourCause to enable nonprofits to invest more dollars into their missions, rather than their operational costs,” said Adrienne Rubin, director of Nonprofit Solutions at Heartland. “Heartland is committed to the success of our local nonprofits. Our special nonprofit pricing and waiver of other regular processing fees is our donation to support organizations making a difference in local communities across the nation.”

Heartland Payment Systems and YourCause continue to investigate additional partnership options that could serve both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 

About Heartland

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY), one of the largest payment processors in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing and security technology through Heartland Secure™ and Heartland Secure Out-of-Scope solutions and its comprehensive Heartland breach warranty. Heartland also offers point of sale, mobile commerce, e-Commerce, marketing solutions, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 300,000 business and educational locations nationwide.

A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of the Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established the Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere.

To learn more about Heartland and Heartland Nonprofit Solutions, visit: http://www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com/nonprofit/

About YourCause
YourCause, LLC is a Dallas-based Software as a Service (“SaaS”) provider of the CSRconnect Employee Engagement Platform (“CSRconnect”) and the Orange Leap Donor Management Platform, two fully hosted and managed solutions for employees and nonprofits to more effectively deploy and manage their philanthropic, volunteering, sustainability, employee engagement, and overall donor relations programs. Ranked #927 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list, and #11 for best places to work in Dallas, YourCause is rapidly expanding its operations through the ongoing deployment of end-to-end solutions for enterprises, nonprofits, and general users. YourCauses’ ongoing commitment to never taking a portion of any donation transacted within the platform allows the company to deliver maximum support to the more than 80,000+ nonprofits actively engaging with YourCause.

To learn more about CSRconnect and YourCause visit:

http://www.csrconnect.me
For more information, contact:

YourCause: Matthew Combs, mcombs@yourcause.com, (972) 755-3960
Heartland: Adrienne Rubin, adrienne.rubin@e-hps.com, 609-683-3831 x2238