In order for us sustainably pay for our operating costs, GlobalGiving has a 15% training and transaction fee.
It covers all costs associated with transactions on our website, like credit card fees, bank transfer fees, and mobile giving fees that our
projects would otherwise pay for processing donations. It also covers other transaction costs like support issues for donations, and helps
us maintain our website.
It also provides many services to grassroots projects like training, marketing and social media for projects, special opportunities like
matching funds, and access to employee donations and corporate partners.
Finally, GlobalGiving also provides a number of services to donors by identifying and vetting projects around the world, collect reports
from these organizations, help make international giving possible for donors outside the US, and allow US donors to make tax-deductible
donations to international organizations.
If you'd like to learn more, please check out this blog post, "Why 15% Makes Sense."