No/Low Fee

This page last updated: January 23, 2024

No/low monthly fees

Many vendors offer peer-to-peer fundraising platforms with no (or minimal) monthly and implementation fees. They make their money in the transaction fees. Even then, many offer donor-covered transaction fee functionality to help offset platform costs.

These platforms are a great way to dip a toe into peer-to-peer fundraising, experiment with a new campaign idea, or run a successful campaign for years to come.

Key features

Most of these platforms include the following features “out-of-the-box” (but be sure to verify with each vendor that these features are included):

  • Ability to have participants register and set up a personal page
  • Ability for participants to create teams
  • Basic reporting and data exporting capabilities

Note that normally, the platform’s name will appear in the URL, so be sure ask about this if it is important to you that the platform’s name is not in the URL.


There are many platforms that fall into this category. Here are some of the top platforms:

Features comparison tool

Drag and drop up to three company logos (logos appear below the chart) to compare platforms and their features.

Platform capabilitiesIs there the ability to style site via custom code?Participant can send emails from the platform?Platform supports suggested email samples for participant use?Can participants sign up via social media?Does the platform support team fundraising?Is event registration supported?Can participants make a self donation during registration?Is a returning participant recognized, thereby simplifying the process of re-joining the campaign next year?Does the platform support multiple registrations within one transaction?Can administrators and/or participants enter offline gifts?Are donors offered the option to cover the transaction fees?What currencies are supported?Is there multi-lingual support?Is pdf receipting supported?Which merchant services are supported?APIs and integrations availableTransaction fees and contract terms




ODPayPal and StripeIntegrations supported API documentation0% + processing fees. Monthly or annual contracts available ODStripe, PayPal, Venmo, Authorize.Netnot available6 - 11.6% contract terms are per campaignODStripeSalesforce Integration$20/ month, 1-2% + Stripe fees, with multiple contract term optionsODvendor acts as processorIntegrations supported API documentation3.75%+.37 (includes processing fees), no contract requiredUSDStripeIntegrations supported API documentationfrom 4% + Stripe fees, no contract requiredODStripe, WePayIntegrations supported 4.9% + 2.9% + $.30/per transaction with no contract terms requiredODPayPal, Stripe, WePaySalesforce, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Zapier0-5% platform fees + processing feesUSDVenmo, Stripe, PayPalIntegrations supported API documentationprocessing fees only (normally covered by supporters) and no contract requiredUSD Stripe & PayPalSalesforceprocessing fees only and no contract requiredUSDGiveSignup acts as Payment FacilitatorIntegrations Supported API documentation4% inclusive of processing fees and no contract requiredUSDStripe platform and transaction fees vary and require annual contractAUD, EUR, CAD, GBP, USDWePay (now Chase), PayPalprocessing fees only and no contract requiredGBP, USD ACH, Apple Pay, check, DAF, Texttogive, PayPal, V, wire API documentation5% transaction fee + processing fee with no contract requiredUSD, CADBlackbaud Merchant ServicesRaisers Edge, Livestream Fundraising, fitness apps, Salesforce5% platform fees + 2.98% + $1.06 payment processing on BBMS (assumes waiving of annual BBMS fees)

AUD Australian Dollar
CAD Canadian Dollar
EUR Euro
GBP British Pound
HKD Hong Kong Dollar
NZD New Zealand Dollar
OD Transactions can be tracked in any currency the organization designates
USD U.S. Dollar