PayPal update: Enabling recurring donations

Nov 23, 2021
Nelly Dudukalova
Product Marketing Manager

We are excited to announce that all Fundraise Up customers are now eligible to process recurring donations with PayPal.

Previously, accepting recurring donations through PayPal required manual authorization from PayPal itself, a process that could be difficult to navigate and potentially take months to complete. To be eligible, a nonprofit was required to have reference transactions enabled within their PayPal account in order to schedule future charges to a recurring donor.

Now, through Fundraise Up's partnership with PayPal, we're able to extend this authorization to all Fundraise Up customers and bypass PayPal's lengthy approval period.

To begin processing recurring donations through PayPal, you simply need to provide Fundraise Up with the email address and merchant ID for your PayPal account — we'll then take care of the logistics with PayPal: Request Access to PayPal Recurring

Once you have requested access, we'll notify you of approval from PayPal within 3 business days. You'll then be ready to process recurring donations through PayPal with no additional steps required.

Displaying PayPal as a payment option has been shown to increase conversion rate by as much 10%. If you're using PayPal, now is a perfect time to request access so you can expand your recurring donor base and empower your donors to give well.

You can get started by referencing the support document: Enabling PayPal Recurring Donations

For additional questions feel free to contact our success team at

About Fundraise Up

Fundraise Up is a rapidly growing financial technology company headquartered in Brooklyn, NY that provides online fundraising software to enterprise nonprofits. Fundraise Up's AI-powered platform is leveraged by trusted organizations like UNICEF USA to double annual digital donation revenue and triple recurring donor acquisition.

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