Step 3: Payment methods

In this step, you will enable payment options that allow supporters to give using cards, wallets, bank transfers, and noncash methods.

Using Fundraise Up and your connected Stripe account, you can enable a range of modern payment methods. You can also connect other payment processors or connectors like PayPal or Gemini, to further expand the donation options you provide to supporters.

Below, see the recommended payment methods that you should enable. There are more payment methods available in Fundraise Up, but the options below are compatible with most countries. For more information about these and other payment methods, review the payment methods guide.


When you connect your Stripe account to Fundraise Up, card-based payment methods are automatically activated.

Fundraise Up supports all major card brands including global options like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners. Fundraise Up also supports country-specific card-based payment methods like Discover, JCB, and China Union Pay.


PayPal is a highly popular payment method that is used by over 50% of the world’s population. Adding PayPal as a payment option can increase conversion and account for 20% or more of the donations you collect using Fundraise Up.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is the default wallet used on Apple iOS mobile devices and in macOS.

To enable Apple Pay, you will need to verify the domain where it will be used. Refer to the Apple Pay guide for detailed implementation instructions.

Google Pay

Google Pay is the default wallet used on Android mobile devices and in Google’s Chrome browser. Google Pay is enabled by default when you connect your Stripe account to Fundraise Up.

Other payment methods

These payment methods are available in Fundraise Up but may only be displayed for certain regions. Refer to the table below for the country compatibility of each payment method and a link to the payment method’s implementation guide.

Payment method Type Compatibility
ACH US Direct Debit Bank debit US
Bacs Direct Debit Bank debit Europe
BECS Direct Debit Bank debit Australia
Canadian PADs Bank debit US and Canada
Crypto Noncash Global
iDEAL Bank redirect Europe
SEPA Direct Debit Bank transfer Europe
Venmo Wallet US
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