Retry Failed Recurring Gift Payments

Sometimes recurring gift payments fail to process. This can be due to a soft rejection, such as a payment that exceeds the card's credit limit, or a hard rejection, such as a card that's reported lost or stolen. To help you recover a failed payment, you can retry it from its record.

Note: Recurring gift payments that fail due a temporary soft rejection are automatically retried a number of times. For more information, see Recurring Gift Payment Processing.

When a recurring gift payment fails, a $0.00 payment record appears in the donor's history. From the payment record, under Comments, you can view the reason for the failure.

Depending on why the payment failed, you may need to make changes before you retry it. For example, if the donor's credit card expired, amend the recurring gift to update its payment information. Then, return to the failed payment to retry it. For more information, see Recurring Gift Amendments.