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.