Have We Outgrown PayPal?

Outgrow PayPal and try a PayPal Nonprofit Alternative

PayPal for Nonprofits is a good option for small organizations. With no monthly fee and processing rate of 2.2%+.30 per transaction, it works for organizations getting started with online giving. However, just like the day when you outgrew your trusty tricycle, most nonprofits will outgrow PayPal and miss out on donations.  Here are a few indicators that you're ready to look for a PayPal alternative for nonprofits:

  • You consistently receive several donations every month

A branded donation form will pay for itself. Donors stay emotionally connected and those warm fuzzies translate into more clicks on your Donate button. One of our clients averaged $1,000 in six weeks with PayPal.  After switching to our solution they received $34,000 in six weeks. It is good to keep in mind free does not always mean a better deal.


  • You are ready for Monthly Giving

Monthly giving programs are the bread and butter of online giving.  Monthly donors give 42% more during the course of a year than one-time donors and their average gift is $52 each month.*  These donors are commited to your cause.  They will likely be volunteers and the ones you turn to when you are ready to implement a walk or run or a special fundraising campaign.  A monthly giving program can be fully automated.  In addition to providing a receipt and email for donors, a robust online giving platform will allows donors to login and manage donations and update credit card information.  


  • You want to save staff time

PayPal for Nonprofits does not have built in receipting for tax purposes.  You will still need to print off and mail (or email) the receipt.  A custom solution automatically provides an online receipt as well as a thank you email.  You can also collect email addresses and have them sync directly to your email marketing provider like Constant Contact or Mail Chimp.  Staff time is valuable for nonprofits of all sizes -- but especially for smaller organizations whose team often wears many hats.


Take control of your online giving and try CharityWeb. If you solely use PayPal for Nonprofits, you can take advantage of our PayPal Switch Guarantee:

If your donations do not increase more than our monthly and transaction fees in the first year of our service, we will refund our fees. Thus, there is                no risk for you to use our services.

*Source - Network for Good


If you don't see the answers below, contact us or visit our documentation site

Absolutely not - that's our job! Our engineers match the look and feel of your existing site - copying the wrapper and navigation for our Donate and Register modules. Donors will feel like they never left your site. The page is hosted on our secure server and you simply link to it from the Donate button on your homepage. We take care of providing the online receipt and sending the email thank you with your organization's email address. For our Event-A-Thon and Peer Fundraising Pages, we have a mobile-ready template that you can quickly customize for your needs.
No, you can use a better one that can save you money and provides excellent service, flexibility, and advanced features such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. And, the money will still be directed into your current bank account. It is easy to apply -- you do while signing up -- and your account is typically approved within an hour.
Yes. Signing up for a monthly gift is a feature of every donation page. You can set separate giving levels for one-time and for recurring gifts. Donors can log in and maintain their own recurring gifts via a donor dashboard. We send an email thank you after each successful charge and notify donors if their card has failed.
We store your data in a password protected control panel. You can view and download into an Excel or CSV file format 24/7. We do not charge for multiple users.
Yes. We use Stripe's Level 1 PCI technology making PCI compliance easy for us and for you.
We have a lot of experience dealing with fraudsters and have several safe guards in place that virtually eliminate fraud.
No. We're available through techsupport@charityweb.net or by phone 866.4.eTools ext 104. One of our experienced engineers will be happy to assist you.
We have over 20 years of experience with online fundraising and are happy to share our knowledge with you. We've worked with some of the largest charities in America. Plus, there is our personal touch. You will communicate with the same knowledgeable staff so we understand your unique needs.

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