Financial Plus Credit Union Taps Dwolla for Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser

(Des Moines, Iowa – December 21, 2011) Financial Plus Credit Union (FPCU), the first financial institution to use Dwolla for charitable donations, is leveraging the online, mobile, social and location-based payments tool to inspire a boost in community giving.

FPCU is making a year-end effort to raise an additional $1,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and believes adding Dwolla to the effort will reach the online community, increasing donations for the influential children’s organization. 

By giving customers the ability to donate from their homes, offices or anywhere in between, FPCU believes donations will increase. This is the first time FPCU has incorporated a way to give online.

“Dwolla allows users to send and receive money in an incredibly quick and convenient way. People can now take a break from online holiday shopping to support the local startup business and donate to a miracle-making charity with just one click,” said Dave Cale, FPCU CEO.

In addition to giving donors a convenient option, Dwolla also comes with an affordable price. All transactions $10 and under are free, and anything above $10 costs only 25 cents.

The Financial Plus Children’s Miracle Network account can be found here. To join Dwolla through Financial Plus, please go here. More information about becoming a member of Financial Plus can be found here.  

FPCU has been a sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network for many years, working closely with the Iowa Credit Union League and Credit Unions for Kids.

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About Financial Plus Credit Union

Financial Plus Credit Union, founded over 80 years ago, is a full service nonprofit financial cooperative. Members share in the Credit Union’s success with the benefits of the best possible rates and the lowest possible costs.  Financial Plus is proud to offer an innovative range of products and services and is committed to supporting local businesses in the Des Moines area. People Helping People is the basic concept of credit unions and the philosophy that guides Financial Plus Credit Union. Visit for more information.

About Dwolla
Dwolla is the nation’s only online, mobile, social and location-based cash platform that connects to your social community and location to share and spend money. Using proprietary technology and business partnerships with The Veridian Group and The Members Group, Dwolla allows consumers and organizations to send and receive money from their bank accounts for only 25 cents per transaction, no matter the transfer amount. Unlike traditional payment platforms, Dwolla takes the industry in a new direction by allowing people for the first time to share money with their social networking contacts. Founded in 2009, Dwolla is based in the heart of Silicon Prairie, Des Moines, Iowa. For information about Dwolla and its unique cash platform, please visit


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