Creating an ActBlue Express Account
In this article:
1. What is an ActBlue Express account?
2. What are the parameters for my password?
3. What kind of email address should I use?
4. What should I check about my email address before selecting “Create Account?
5. What information do I need to store my payment information?
6. How can I stop my ActBlue receipts from going to my spam folder?
What is an ActBlue Express account?
ActBlue Express is a feature we offer that allows donors like you to securely save your personal and payment information with us, so you can give to any group that uses our tools with a single tap. That means no more filling out contribution forms every time you want to donate, and you can see your contribution history in one easy-to-find location. And it’s easy to find and update important information in your ActBlue Express account, so you’re always ready to donate to your favorite candidates and causes in seconds!
The easiest time to create an account is right after you donate. Just create a password, and you can save your credit card and/or PayPal information, as well as personal information like your name, address, and employment information. You can also choose a primary payment method that will be charged by default when you donate! Otherwise, you can sign up for an ActBlue Express account by going to https://secure.actblue.com/signup!
One last note: You do not need an ActBlue Express account to donate to the campaigns, organizations, and nonprofits that use our fundraising tools!
What are the parameters for my password?
A password for your ActBlue Express account should consist of at least 8 characters, including one letter and one number.
When attempting to create an account, if the initial password does not satisfy these parameters, the following message will appear to inform you to try another password. If the password is forgotten for your ActBlue Express account, you can request a password reset by clicking the reset link on the sign in page: You can always visit the password reset page at https://secure.actblue.com/reset.
One last note: The link for resetting a password will expire after 48 hours for security purposes.
What kind of email address should I use?
The email account that you use for your ActBlue Express account should be one that you have consistent access to at all times. We recommend using a personal email as opposed to one associated with a work or school account.
If you decide to change the email address associated with your account, this support article will walk you through that process.
What should I check about my email address before selecting ‘Create Account?’
It is always good practice to double-check for any spelling errors in an email address when signing up. All correspondence and receipts will be sent to the address as it is entered.
Some common mistyped email addresses include @yaho.com or @gmail.cm.
Simple mistakes like these can easily be fixed if you double-check your email address before creating your ActBlue Express account.
What information do I need to store my payment information?
Credit card information including cardholder name, billing address, and employer/employment details, as well as PayPal login details, can be saved to an ActBlue Express account to make donations quicker and easier in the future.
What about Apple Pay and Google Pay™? You cannot save your Apple Pay or Google Pay to your ActBlue Express account, but if you have Apple Pay or Google Pay set up on your device, you can use it to make both one-time and recurring contributions. Please note: Google Pay is currently only available on political contribution forms accessed on Android devices, but we look forward to offering it for nonprofit contribution forms and more devices in the future!
How can I stop my ActBlue receipts from going to my spam folder?
When you receive your first email from ActBlue confirming your account, add ActBlue ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to your contacts in your email, and this will help ensure that your receipts are not sent to your spam folder.
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