No/Low Fee

This page last updated: September 15, 2021

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.

Platforms

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

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ODPayPal and Stripe

Integrations supported API documentation

0% + processing fees. Monthly or annual contracts available
ODStripe, PayPal, Venmo, Authorize.Net

not available

6 - 11.6% contract terms are per campaign
ODStripe

Salesforce Integration

$20/ month, 1-2% + Stripe fees, with multiple contract term options
ODvendor acts as processor

Integrations supported API documentation

3.75%+.37 (includes processing fees), no contract required
USDStripe

Integrations supported API documentation

from 4% + Stripe fees, no contract required
ODStripe, WePay

Integrations supported 

4.9% + 2.9% + $.30/per transaction with no contract terms required
ODPayPal, Stripe, WePay

Salesforce, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Zapier

0-5% platform fees + processing fees
USDVenmo, Stripe, PayPal

Integrations supported API documentation

processing fees only (normally covered by supporters) and no contract required
USD Stripe & PayPal

Salesforce

processing fees only and no contract required
USDGiveSignup acts as Payment Facilitator

Integrations Supported API documentation

4% inclusive of processing fees and no contract required
USDStripe 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 documentation

5% transaction fee + processing fee with no contract required
USD, CADBlackbaud Merchant Services

Raisers Edge, Livestream Fundraising, fitness apps, Salesforce

5% platform fees + 2.98% + $1.06 payment processing on BBMS (assumes waiving of annual BBMS fees)
USDStripe

Integrations supported via Zapier.

processing fees only and no contract required

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CURRENCIES SUPPORTED
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