Payment methods

Provide donors with modern ways to give using cards, wallets, bank transfers, and noncash methods.

Fundraise Up's turnkey payment methods allow you to quickly and easily integrate modern payment methods into your giving experience. All of Fundraise Up’s offered payment methods are enabled from within the Dashboard, with no coding required and minimal configuration.

We categorize payment methods into five families:

  • Cards
  • Bank debits
  • Bank redirects
  • Wallets
  • Noncash

Each family has similar features, a simplified activation process, and common checkout experience.


Cards

Cards are a popular way for donors to give online. Through Stripe, Fundraise Up supports global and local card networks.

Global Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners
US and Canada Discover
Europe Cartes Bancaires
Asia JCB, China Union Pay
Latin America
Online card brand capabilities: Some cards have different features or restrictions depending on the country where your organization is based or the country where your donors are giving from. Learn more →

Bank debits

Bank debits are commonly used for high-value donations Your organization debits a donor’s bank account directly, with their permission.

Global
US and Canada ACH Direct Debit, Canadian PADs
Europe Bacs Direct Debit, SEPA Direct Debit
Asia BECS Direct Debit
Latin America

Bank redirects

Bank redirects let donors give online using their bank account, using a secure, intuitive checkout flow. Bank redirects are popular among non-US consumers and can improve conversion and reduce fraud.

Global
US and Canada
Europe iDEAL
Asia
Latin America

Wallets

Wallets provide a fast and secure way for donors to give using a saved card or a stored balance. Wallets improve conversion and reduce fraud, especially on mobile.

Global PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Click to Pay
US and Canada Venmo (US only)
Europe
Asia
Latin America

Noncash

Noncash payment methods provide opportunities for your organization to collect donations that are often classified as property, such as cryptocurrency and stock.

Global Crypto
US and Canada Stock (US only)
Europe
Asia
Latin America

Payment processors

To offer support for the broadest array of payment methods, multiple payment processors can be connected to Fundraise Up.

Stripe

Stripe handles a majority of payment methods offered by Fundraise Up. You must have an active Stripe account connected to Fundraise Up to accept donations. Learn more →

Supported currencies

Stripe supports 135+ currencies. You can see a comprehensive list of supported currencies on Stripe’s website.

Payment method-specific fees

Stripe assesses processing fees based on the type of payment method used at checkout. You can explore payment-specific fees on Stripe’s website.

Nonprofit rate

Stripe offers a fee discount for eligible nonprofits. Learn more →

PayPal

You can connect a business PayPal account to Fundraise Up to enable PayPal and Venmo as payment options. Enabling these wallet-based payment methods can improve conversion, especially on mobile. Learn more →

Supported currencies

PayPal supports 25 popular currencies. You can explore supported currencies on PayPal’s website.

Nonprofit rate

Eligible nonprofits qualify for PayPal’s charity status and can receive a discounted processing rate of 1.99% + $0.49 per donation. Learn more →

Coinbase Commerce

For processing cryptocurrency donations, Fundraise Up offers integration with Coinbase Commerce. You can connect both Coinbase-managed and self-managed Commerce accounts to Fundraise Up. Learn more →

Gemini

Gemini can be connected to Fundraise Up to enable crypto giving. Enable Gemini to accept to greatest number of cryptocurrencies. Learn more →

Plaid

Plaid is a payments connector that enables payment methods like Instant Direct Debit and secure connection to brokerage accounts. You do not need to create an account with Plaid to use it. Learn more →


Troubleshooting

If you encounter problems with a payment method or have payment method-related questions, explore Fundraise Up’s support articles.

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