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GlobalGiving's Fee = More Funding For Your Cause!

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GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits grow and become more effective. We're a partner, not just a platform.

There's no cost for nonprofits to join our crowdfunding community. Instead, GlobalGiving retains a 5-12% nonprofit support fee plus a 3% third party processing fee on donations (see the chart below for more specific details). GlobalGiving works hard to keep costs low; the nonprofit support fee is 5-7% for most donations. This covers our vetting costs and enables us to deliver even more money (and many other benefits) to our partners.

For every $15 that goes to fees, we'll raise, on average, an additional $20 for a nonprofit. Here's how: In 2017 alone, GlobalGiving drove nearly $15 million extra to our partners through matching funds, corporate partner donations, bonus rewards, marketing efforts, and gift cards. When you account for all the extra funding that we deliver, GlobalGiving is essentially free for nonprofits. Most of our partners experience a 0% net fee. That means the benefits of using GlobalGiving—access to tools, training, one-on-one support, and our trusted platform, and our extra funding—literally pay for themselves.

Most importantly, no other crowdfunding community helps drive more dollars to important causes, and helps nonprofits improve their day-to-day performance on the ground like GlobalGiving.

Nonprofit Support Fee

Type of donation
Nonprofit support fee
What the fee covers
Type of donation
Direct donations to projects run by US or UK registered organizations
Nonprofit support fee
5%*
What the fee covers
Type of donation
Direct donations to projects run by organizations registered in all other countries
Nonprofit support fee
7%*
What the fee covers
  • Tools, training and support to improve your fundraising
  • Additional costs of supporting and disbursing funds to organizations outside of the US or UK
Type of donation
Initial $5,000 raised per organization
Nonprofit support fee
12%*
What the fee covers
Type of donation
Donations managed by GlobalGiving (gift cards, corporate grants, GlobalGiving disaster funds)
Nonprofit support fee
12%*
What the fee covers
  • GlobalGiving marketing
  • Corporate relationship management
  • GlobalGiving Gift Card sales and processing
  • Additional support from GlobalGiving staff to manage grants and process donations
* All donations also include a 3% third party transaction fee
Fees are negotiable for larger commitments
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