Why are some donations denied? What do the errors mean?

Donations can fail for many reasons. Here is some information about why and what they mean.

There are hundreds of reasons why a donors credit card may be blocked or a donation fail. While we don't know the exact reason, we typically will be able to communicate a reason to the donor.

We are only able to pass along the message that we receive from the bank or payment processor.

Some reasons given are very vague (example: Do Not Honor).

Some are very specific (example: Insufficient Funds).

The level of detail depends on the bank.

Here is a link that will give you more information on exactly what the different errors mean.

Sometimes, waiting a few hours and trying again can resolve the issue. Otherwise, the card holder would be required to contact their card issuer or bank.