There is a 3.5% platform fee charged by our service provider on donations which covers the cost of providing a secure, user-friendly donation site and the marketing and technical assistance needed to promote and facilitate a day of giving of this magnitude.
Donors will have the opportunity to opt-in at checkout to cover the 3.5% fee in order to lessen the amount paid by the nonprofit. Approximately 80% of donors chose to cover these fees, although we cannot guarantee these same results. If a donor chooses not to cover these fees, however, they will be subtracted from the donation before the funds are sent to the nonprofit.
Credit card processing fees are separate and are paid by the nonprofit out of the donations received depending on how they were processed at a rate of 2.2% plus .30 cents per donation.