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Look for your Welcome Email from Cheddar Up in late January to sign up!

Online Payments

Easily Collect Online Payments for Your Troop or Service Unit!

Girl Scouts of Northern California wants to make your life just a little bit easier! We've partnered with Cheddar Up—the leading group payments platform—to give your troop or service unit an easy tool to collect payments (and forms and information) online with ease.

Here are just a few of the features that your troop or service unit can enjoy when you create your free account with Cheddar Up: 

  • Online Payments: Accept payments by credit card or echecks. You’ll be able to track online as well as offline (cash or check) payments. Payers will not need to open an account or download the app to make a payment.
  • Online Forms: Add form fields to your collection to eliminate paper and move all information-collecting online. 
  • Automatic Tracking: Cheddar Up automatically tracks all payments and information received online. In one click, easily export to Excel. Download the Cheddar Up app for on-the-go access.
  • Complete Oversight: Securely transfer funds directly to your troop or service unit's bank account with an online record of all transfers.
  • Easy Hand Off: Every volunteer's dream... replicate collection pages year after year—with saved history for always-there online records.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cheddar Up?

Cheddar Up is a digital payment and tracking tool that will help your troop or service unit easily collect money online for Girl Scout activities or events. Your troop or service unit bank account will be linked with your Cheddar Up account so you can quickly accept online payments for your activities, including:

  • Troop dues
  • Uniforms
  • Supplies
  • Badges
  • Outings and events
  • Camp and Camporees
  • Event registration
How Does Cheddar Up Work?
Here is how Cheddar Up can make collecting Girl Scout-related payments a breeze!
 
  1. Create your FREE Cheddar Up account. Just follow the instructions you will receive in Your Welcome Email from Cheddar Up. 
  2. Create your online collections. The easy to use builder allows you to create collections from scratch or use the built-in GSNorCal item library to get started.
  3. Share with your troop or service unit members. Simply copy the collection link and share with your troop/service unit—via email, text, or any communication channel. 
  4. Troop parents or service unit members can pay instantly online. Without having to download an app or create an account, members can easily make online payments for their troop and service unit activities and events.
  5. Receive your collections. Sit back and watch your collections come in! When people pay you, Cheddar Up keeps your funds safe and secure until you're ready to transfer the money into your troop/service unit bank account.  You can easily manage, and track all the payments via Cheddar Up's reporting feature!
  6. Transfer funds. Securely transfer funds directly to your troop or service unit's bank account with an online record of all transfers. 
How Can I Use Cheddar Up For My Troop or Service Unit?

Troops and Service Units may use Cheddar Up as long as the troop or service unit bank account is tied to their Cheddar Up account and funds are collected and managed responsibly. Here are some ways you could use Cheddar Up!

  • Collect Activity or Event Fees: Have an event coming up and need to collect payments plus parent contact information or a permission form? This new tool allows you to add custom form fields to your collections so you can collect any amount of information associated with payments.
  • Set Up Recurring Payments: Want to collect monthly dues from Girl Scout families? Cheddar Up’s recurring payment option allows families to commit to monthly dues once and have the rest of the payments happen automatically behind the scenes. 
  • Purchase Uniforms and Supplies: Are you a new troop or a troop bridging to the next level and need to purchase all new uniforms and program books? No problem, create a collection, enter images and costs and share with your troop families. Parents can pay online, indicate the sizes and you can make the purchase online or in-person at our retail shop!

Note: Cheddar Up may not be used for Cookie or Fall Product online sales!

Can I Use Cheddar Up For Product Sales?

Cheddar Up may not be used as a point of sale platform, nor for the direct sale of Cookies or Fall Product to customers. It is designed and intended for use to simplify volunteer roles by collecting parent payments for troop or service unit activities, events, dues, gear, supplies, etc. While it may be used to collect funds owed to the troop by parents for their daughter’s product sales (i.e. funds from booth sales or collected by girls at direct door-to-door delivery), that is an individual troop’s decision, as the parent will be responsible for paying the associated transaction and credit card processing fees.

How Much Does It Cost to Use?

Thanks to our unique partnership, you’ll receive the full premium functionality of the Cheddar Up platform for FREE… with no monthly fees and no out-of-pocket expense to your troop or service unit. 

The credit card company processing charges and a transactional convenience fee are passed to the payer. That means, if your troop or service unit collects $500, it keeps $500.

Payers can choose how they want to pay - either with a credit card (3.5% + $0.45) or via an electronic bank transfer (echeck – flat $0.45).  The 45 cent convenience fee is per transaction, not per item. In addition, because of GSNorCal's partnership with Cheddar Up, your troop has access, for free, to all functions in Cheddar Up’s PRO and TEAM subscription plans (normally more than $400/year/troop).

 

How Do I Sign Up For Cheddar Up and Start Using It?

All Troop Leaders and Service Unit Leader Support Managers will receive a Welcome email from Cheddar Up by the end of January (the “from” email address will be “friendlysupport@cheddarup.com”). The email will have GSNorCal branding and will have the subject line of “Complete account setup: Welcome to your new online platform for troop payments”. If for some reason you do not receive this email by the end of January, please contact Cheddar Up Support at friendlysupport@cheddarup.com and request the email to be resent. Once you receive your email, you will follow the on screen instructions to create your free Cheddar Up account so you can start collecting!

Notes:

  • In order to receive the free benefits of the Cheddar Up platform, you must sign up via this Welcome Email process. Please wait for your welcome email to set up your free Cheddar Up Account.
  • Each troop or service unit may only create ONE Cheddar Up account. If you have more than one leader, please coordinate with your other leaders to determine who will create and manage the Cheddar Up account to prevent duplicate/multiple accounts. 
How Do I Find Out More?

While you are waiting for your Welcome email, learn more about Cheddar Up by watching the video linked at the top of this page, and sign up for one of the upcoming webinars hosted by Cheddar Up. Additional resources and FAQs will be added to this page in January.

Have questions? Contact the Cheddar Up Support Team at friendlysupport@cheddarup.com