ACH (Automated Clearing House)
What is ACH?
ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and refers to an electronic banking network often used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment. ACH is employed by many different institutions and is already in use by many Girl Scout councils around the country. Councils which have implemented ACH report that it has been well received.
Spammers and phishers have been sending out emails with greater sophistication and referencing the name and address of NACHA, the organization that oversees the ACH network. Any information that GSEP will send out will come from a GSEP domain. Please consider any communication that has not been sent from a gsep.org or abcsnap.com domain. Emails that are received can be forwarded to NACHA’s abuse investigation department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is a problem with a troop’s bank account, the bank will place a call directly to the signers of the account. Please do not reply to any emails that you consider suspicious.
ACH Forms and Resources
ACH Authorization Form: This form is completed by the troop leader and gives authorization to GSEP to debit/credit funds from a troop's bank account. This is required for participation in ACH.
Nuts About Reading ACH Extension Form: This form is only used for emergency purposes when appropriate funds are not available in a troop's bank account. Remember: any trustworthy person can deposit money into the troop's bank account.
Parent Debt Form: This form is only used for Parent Debt. The leader, TCM or TNAR should take special care to ensure that no parent accumulates a balance over $250.00. GSEP will not reimburse parent debt over this balance.
ACH Information Worksheet: This form contains important ACH Infomation, such as contact information, form descriptions, and important tasks for troops to have a successful experience with ACH.
ACH Outline: Handout from the Fall Kick-off
Troop Banking Resolution Letter: This letter designed for troops that need to open a Non-Profit troop account with a Bank of their choice. This letter must be used when opening an account for your Troop or Service Unit. Please provide this letter to the bank when opening the account.
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