One of the advanced capabilities of the Stitch platform is the ability for organizers to be able to accept payments from attendees for the events and activities they organize.
The system is designed to protect organizers from being forced to take on the risk of booking a venue that requires advance payment without being certain that everyone who clicks the "Attend" button is going to pay, while at the same time protecting attendees by ensuring that payments are made via credit card, and refund policies are clear and transparent.
All help articles relating to paid events and activities on Stitch can be found in the collection "Payments for Stitch Events & Activities", which includes the following articles:
How to set up a Stripe Connect account
Outlines how to set up your Stitch account with an associated Stripe Connect account, which allows you to receive payments from other members
Setting up attendance fees for your activity
Describes how to set up attendance fees for your activity, along with advanced options such as defining your own refund policy if required, or nominating that you will be receiving some kind of financial benefit from the activity
Receiving a financial benefit from organizing a Stitch activity
Describes when it is acceptable for a member to receive a financial benefit from organizing their activity
How to refund attendance fees
Explains how to give refunds to attendees of your activity
Accepting payments via other methods
Outlines how to take payments from some attendees at your event directly, instead of via the Stitch platform
Attending a paid event or activity
Answers a number of common questions for attendees of paid events
Standard refund policy for organizers of ticketed events on Stitch
Outlines the default refund policy for organizers of ticketed events on Stitch, which will be enforced unless they choose to define their own policy
Please note that in order to protect the community against misuse, only members who have earned the trusted Community Champion badge are eligible to accept payments from other members through the Stitch platform.