Fundraising Platform Fees Compared

 $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75K / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
Click & Pledge5.196%4.696%4.590%4.625%
Snowball Fundraising (formerly @pay)5.492%4.374%3.961%3.845%
Qgiv6.902%5.606%5.134%4.988%
Fundly8.400%8.280%8.200%8.250%
Mightycause (formerly Razoo)8.252%5.756%4.884%4.538%
Square3.800%3.740%3.700%3.725%
Stripe + Donor Box4.500%4.380%4.300%4.350%
Stripe + Stripe Payments WP plug3.896%3.578%3.432%3.449%
Stripe + GivingTools4.218%3.739%3.539%3.529%

Click & Pledge (4.5% - 5.2%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
3.75% per donation$937.50$1,875.00$2,812.50$3,750.00
$0.37 per donation$185.00$296.00$370.00$555.00
$1.50 per batch deposit$177.00$177.00$260.00$320.00
Total fees$1,299.00$2,348.00$3,360.00$4,482.00
Fees as %5.196%4.696%4.590%4.4625%

snowball (@pay) (3.8% - 5.5%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
2.5% per donation$625$1,250$1,875$2,500
$0.30 per donation$150$240$300$450
$99 per $25K fee$99 $198$297$396
$499 yearly fee$499$499$499$499
Total fees$1,373$2,187$2,971$3,845
Fees as %5.492%4.374% 3.961%3.845%

Snowball advertises amazing % rates and per donation. However, their $499 yearly platform fee makes it less amazing. If your raising $100K or more, the low rates are still great, until you realize they’re also tacking on an additional $99 fee per $25K raised.

Snowball/@pay also have a “free” plan that skips the $499 yearly fee in favor of higher rates. The free plan ended up costing a consistent 5.2%-5.3% for all of our sample donation scenarios.

qGiv (5.0% - 6.9%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
3.95% per donation$988$1,975$2,963$3,950
$0.30 per donation$150$240$300$450
$49 monthly$588$588$588$588
Total fees$1,726$2,803$3,851$4,988
Fees as %6.902%5.606%5.134%4.988%

Fundly (8.2% - 8.4%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
2.9% per donation$725 $1,450 $2,175 $2,900
$0.30 per donation$150$240$300$450
4.9% per donation platform fee$1,225$2,450$3,675$4,900
Total fees$2,100$4,140$6,150$8,250
Fees as %8.400% 8.280% 8.200% 8.250%

Mightycause/Razoo (4.5%-8.3%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
2.9% per donation$725 $1,450 $2,175 $2,900
$0.30 per donation$150$240$300$450
$99 per month$1,188$1,188$1,188$1,188
Total fees$2,063$2,878$3,663$4,538
Fees as %8.252%5.756%4.884%4.538%

Square (3.7%-3.8%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
3.5% per donation$875$1,750$2,625$3,500
$0.15 per donation$75$120$150$225
Total fees$950 $1,870 $2,775 $3,725
Fees as %3.800%3.740%3.700%3.725%

Stripe + DonorBox (4.3%-4.5%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
2.9% per donation$725$1,450$2,175$2,900
$0.30 per donation$150$240$300$450
1% per donation DonorBox fee$250$500$750$1,000
Total fees$1,125$2,190$3,225$4,350
Fees as %4.500%4.380%4.300%4.350%

Stripe + Stripe Payments WP plug-in (3.4%-3.9%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
2.9% per donation$725$1,450$2,175$2,900
$0.30 per donation$150$240$300$450
Plug-in yearly license fee$99$99$99$99
Total fees$974$1,789 $2,574$3,449
Fees as %3.896%3.578%3.432%3.449%

Stripe + GivingTools (3.5%-4.2%)

Total amount / quantity $25K / 500 donations$50K / 800 donations$75k / 1K donations$100K / 1.5K donations
2.9% per donation$725$1,450$2,175$2,900
$0.30 per donation$150$240$300$450
GivingTools yearly fee$179$179$179$179
Total fees$1,054$1,869$2,654$3,529
Fees as %4.218%3.739%3.539%3.529%