Smart Donations is free for Give Lively nonprofit members. Membership is completely free and non-contractual.
We don’t charge nonprofits a penny for our technology because we are a philanthropic organization founded to make an impact, not a profit. Our operating costs are covered so that we can develop and deliver innovative tech to our nonprofit members at no cost, helping them fulfill their mission while saving them time and money.
Stripe processes all donations made through Give Lively products at a discounted fee. The company offers a fee structure to nonprofits of 2.2%+ .30%(non-Amex), 3.5%(Amex), and .8% with a fee limit of $5 (checking account) for donations. Stripe takes a fee when the donation is processed.
However, Stripe waives fees on the first $15,000 of donations, starting when Stripe applies the discount. The waiver ends once you’ve either exceeded the $15,000 in processing volume or on the one year anniversary of applying for the promotion. To apply for this promotion, send an email to email@example.com with your EIN and an IRS-issued letter indicating 501(c)(3) status.