Please go through the following steps to Set-up Payment gateway and do account association (tying together donation categories/Modules with Bank accounts)

(If you are working with only one Bank account, associated with one Forte account then skip step no.1 and follow the instructions present in step no. 2 & 3)

Step # 1. Create COA:

Go to Dashboard > Click on Financials > COA (chart of account) > Add Account



Make selection as under:

  • Account Head: Assets
  • Account Type: Current Assets
  • Account Sub Type: Checking Account
  • In Account Name, you can write for e.g. SADAQA-xxxx (xxxx are the last 4 digits of your Bank account where you want to send all transaction for the said category)
  • Once all details are updated click Save
Follow the same procedure for multiple accounts.(You may also refer How to create chart of accounts in Help/Knowledgebase)


 Newly created COA can be seen by going to COA > List all Accounts.


Step # 2. Payment Gateway Integration:

Go to Settings > Integration > Payment Gateway

  • Here you need to enter the credentials for Forte accounts (that you received under 2 separate emails from Forte upon the enrollment of your account).
  • Select ‘bank (General)’ in Bank Account. If you’ve multiple Forte accounts then use the option of ‘Add Bank’ to enter details for other accounts.
  • Please make sure that you pick correct bank from Bank Account drop down menu (here you will see recently created accounts, that you made in chart of accounts ---- referring to step 1)
  • Click SAVE.
Also make sure that 'Is Live' option is enabled to process the transaction.





Step # 3. Donation Categories Association:

Lastly, you need to associate Donation categories to the default bank account and/or newly created Chart of Accounts; for this please follow below steps:

Go to Settings > Integration > Account Association > Donation Accounts Associations > Select category and associate with correct bank and income accounts (created in Chart of Accounts)







When you complete this, please run test transactions to verify successful payment processing in your respective bank accounts.