Most fundraising or crowdfunding websites take 5% - 10% off of every donation, plus credit card fees. That can add up to between 8% - 13% off every donation! That means on a $100 donation, as little as $87 makes it to the fundraiser. Crazy, right?
When it's for a good cause, we just don't think it’s right to take fees, so unlike others, GivingGrid takes nothing from the fundraiser.* Zip! The fundraiser only pays third party credit card fees (roughly 3%, which can't be avoided), so on that same $100 donation, they get $97. Big difference!
Be careful of sites that say they take 0% of your donations, but charge a transaction fee, sometimes as high as $.95 cents. Think about it. That's almost 10% of a $10 donation!
|Approx. Fee %||0%||5 – 10 %|
|Approx. $ amount taken*||$3.00||$8.00 - $13.00|
|Net amount to fundraiser*||$97.00||$92.00 - $87.00|
* Includes approximate credit card or PayPal fees
We apply a unique method where the donor is given the opportunity to add a small contribution for us, in addition to their donation. Think of it as a small tip. If they think we're providing a valuable service, they give us a little something. If not, they have the option to lower it or make it zero and give us nothing. Sound fair? No matter what, the fundraiser is not getting hit with the fee and GivingGrid assumes all the risk!
* Does not apply to The Rainbow Bridge Memorial.