Democracy Engine’s functionality is based on a sophisticated understanding of the array of regulations that govern nonprofits, charitable giving, and campaign finance to make sure that contributions are collected and disbursed in accordance with all legal requirements. Our tools are built around flexibility, and are designed to work smoothly at the highest and lowest levels of government, for small-dollar individual donations or bundled contributions in national campaigns, and from premade donation pages to custom workflows built with our robust API.
While we offer simple hosted pages out of the box, what makes Democracy Engine unique is our robust transactional API, which enables our clients to build their own front-end user experiences exactly the way they need without compromising security. See our latest API documentation here.
Democracy Engine was built with campaign finance in mind. Each transaction we process captures all information required (such as employer and occupation and even employers address) by regulators and each distribution we make (direct deposit or check) has an associated data file available for download and easy upload to whatever compliance software you use. Democracy Engine eliminates the need to engage in time consuming reconciliation of website databases, daily merchant account deposits and bank accounts. Just upload the data file for each deposit you see in your bank account and you are done.