Leslie Vaillancourt, CheqrPay (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 13)
Fintech veteran Leslie Vaillancourt is committed to supporting the work of nonprofits through the company she founded, CheqrPay. Unlike other well-known payment applications which nonprofits have traditionally used, CheqrPay offers donors a frictionless giving experience, which in turn creates more potential donations for the charity. Leslie joined host John Ray to discuss CheqrPay and her entrepreneurial journey. Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is produced virtually by the Minneapolis St. Paul studio of Business RadioX®.
At the heart of CheqrPay is the desire to serve. Their team has served countless hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations – large and small.
This experience led them to the belief that there had to be a better solution for small nonprofits who needed an uncomplicated and cost-effective way to collect donations while interacting with their patrons. The answer is CheqrPay – an application that is easy to use and provides just what small organizations need without an overwhelming amount of features. They keep transaction fees low by keeping the app simple.
Though made for small organizations, CheqrPay is a great tool for any nonprofit to have in their toolkit. Their platform costs nothing to set up and only incurs a low transaction fee once you start using it. Their hope is to make interactions with donors simple and easy, no matter where or when you choose to engage!
Keeping with their mission of strengthening the bottom line for small nonprofits, CheqrPay commits to returning 10% of their profits on an annual basis in the form of grants to select member organizations. Look for more information on this program in 2021.
Leslie Vaillancourt, Founder and CEO, CheqrPay
Leslie Vaillancourt is the founder and CEO of CheqrPay, a Minneapolis-based software company that provides online fundraising services to nonprofit organizations.
Leslie has a background in finance and technology and a passion for working with nonprofit organizations to serve others. She volunteers as the Business Development Director for Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WeMN) and donates time to local nonprofits providing technical support.
Questions and Topics in this Interview
- Let’s start with some history and an overview of your company? What services do you provide?
- What was your inspiration for creating CheqrPay?
- Who are your ideal customers and can you tell us some success stories?
- What is your vision for the company? Tell us what it looks like in 10 years.
- Can you tell us a little about your personal journey? What is your background? How did you transition into entrepreneurship?
- What advice would you give to anyone that is thinking of starting their own company?
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