AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION FOR NONPROFITS
Accept Donations through PayPal
- Accept: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal
More than 200,000 nonprofits trusted PayPal to process $3 billion for them last year. Here are a few reasons why:
It's Easy to Get Started
It's Trusted and Secure
More than 100 million active users trust their financial information to PayPal. And since we host the payment pages, we handle the PCI and CISP compliance and automatic fraud screening. That means you don't have to worry about collecting, protecting, or securely transmitting payment information.
You Get Access to Reporting and Back Office Support
Your PayPal account offers summaries by month, transaction search to find a particular donor or donation, and the option to export all of your data to Excel. Offer controlled access to your employees or accountant for tasks like mailing donors or viewing your reconciliations. Learn more
You Can Get Your Money Fast
When your donor gives through PayPal, the money usually appears in your PayPal account within minutes. You can even accept payments from around the world. Transfer the funds to a bank whenever you want, and even set up automatic transfers. Learn more
Get more information on what your nonprofit can do with PayPal:
PayPal moves your donors through the donation process smoothly, securely, and quickly. See what happens when they click on a Donate button.
1. Your SiteA donor decides to contribute.
2. PayPal.comThey enter their payment details.
3. PayPal.comThey view their payment confirmation.
4. Your SiteAnd they return to your site.
5. PayPal.comYou collect the donation.
It's easy to start accepting donations online. From here, it can take as little as 15 minutes to get up and running.
- Confirm Nonprofit Status
To receive discounted rates, sign up for a PayPal Business account. Select Nonprofit as the business type, and Charity as the category.
To confirm your nonprofit status, log in to your PayPal account one day after initial signup and submit the following items through the Resolution Center:
- Evidence of tax-exempt status.
- Bank statement or voided check in your organization's name.
- PayPal email account.
- Contact information.
- Description of your organization and type of payments it wants to accept (such as donations or merchandise payments).
Discounted pricing will not apply to your account until you have received an email from PayPal verifying your nonprofit status. See our Get Started Guide for more details.
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- Discounted Rates for Eligible Nonprofits
If you are not a 501(c)(3), you can still use PayPal with our standard pricing. All other nonprofits pay our standard rates. To receive discounted rates, sign up for a PayPal Business account. Select Nonprofit Organization as the business type and Nonprofit as the category.
To confirm your nonprofit’s status, log in to your PayPal account one day after initial sign-up and submit the following items through the Resolution Center:
- Evidence of tax-exempt status
- Bank statement or voided check in your organization’s name
- PayPal email account
- Contact information
- Description of your organization and type of payments it wants to accept (such as donations and merchandise payments)
YOUR MONTHLY DONATIONS YOUR FEE PER TRANSACTION EXAMPLES $0 to $100,000 2.2% + $0.30 $2.50 fee on a $100 donation $100,000+ Call (866)365-6319 for pricing
Discounted pricing will not apply to your account until you have received an email from PayPal verifying your non-profit status.
- Standard Rates
If you are not a 501(c)(3), you can still accept donations with our standard pricing.
YOUR MONTHLY SALES YOUR FEE PER TRANSACTION EXAMPLES $0 to $3,000 2.9% + $0.30 $3.20 fee on a $100 sale $3,000+ to $10,000 2.5% + $0.30* $2.80 fee on a $100 sale $10,000+ to $100,000 2.2% + $0.30* $2.50 fee on a $100 saleWhen your monthly sales exceed $3,000 and you've been a PayPal member more than 90 days, please fill out a one-time application, subject to approval.
When your monthly sales exceed $3,000 and you've been a PayPal member more than 90 days, please fill out a one-time application, subject to approval.
The pricing table above applies to domestic payments in US dollars. There's an additional 2.5% charge for any currency conversion and a 1% charge to receive payments from another country.
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