CrowdRise has an incredibly innovative pricing structure which gives donors the opportunity to cover the campaign's transaction fee (both the platform and payment processing fees) on behalf of the cause, ensuring 100% of the contribution reaches the nonprofit, fee-free.
The platform fee varies slightly based on the Pricing Plan the charity has selected, but you can typically anticipate between 3-6%.
Payment processing fees are an additional 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. This covers the safe handling of the funds, as well as a tight layer of security for both the donor and the beneficiary.
Covering fees is entirely optional for the donor and is presented as GET 100% OF YOUR DONATION TO THE CAUSE? at the checkout screen.
Donors may decline to cover this amount on donations under $1000 by clicking the EDIT button and electing to opt out. On donations where the fee is not covered by the donor, those fees are deducted from the contribution before being sent to the charity.
All charitable platforms charge fees, plus standard credit card fees to fundraise on their site. This allows us to power our servers, offer customer service, and so much more. CrowdRise is the first and only platform that has built-in functionality to allow donors the choice to cover those fees.
Right now, donors are so generous that an average of 98% of funds raised go directly to the cause. That's less than credit card fees, which for nonprofits is absolutely incredible.
Nowhere else but on CrowdRise can donors be assured their contributions have the absolute maximum impact possible.
If you have additional questions regarding CrowdRise fees, submit a request and we'll dig right in.
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- What are these fees for? Do I have to pay them?
- Are there goal requirements or deadlines when I set up a campaign?
- What forms of payment does CrowdRise accept for donations?
- How do I know if my donations made it to the charity I raised money for?
- Do you accept international donations?
- How do I set up a match donation?
- How do taxes work?