Apply for Give Lively Membership



  • Fill out application for Give Lively membership
  • Connect a Stripe account to Give Lively


  • Allow time for Give Lively to review your application
    7-10 business days

In the meantime:

Learn about full Stripe setup
ACH activation & nonprofit discount
Explore the Resource Hub
Get inspired in your one-stop shop about Give Lively


  • If approved, receive welcome notice by email
  • Finalize Stripe setup
    ACH activation & nonprofit discount
  • Complete profile and start fundraising!

Also recommended:

Attend live welcome webinar
Optional presentation and Q&A

Apply ahead of time.

Give Lively takes 7 to 10 business days to manually review all applications and ensure compliance with our Value Statements (see below). This begins the moment you connect a Stripe account to Give Lively in step 4 of the application process.

Have your 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s EIN ready, and make sure your organization has a GuideStar profile.

Remember: Membership is only open to U.S. nonprofits that are public charities (not private foundations) with 501(c)(3) status.

Find out if your organization has a Stripe account and, if so, whether you can access to it.

If it does not have a Stripe account, you will create one as part of this application process. If someone else manages the existing Stripe account, confirm that this person is aware of the Give Lively application process and able to respond to an important email about it.

Why Stripe?

We use Stripe to securely manage financial transactions between you, your donors and your bank.

Without a Stripe account, you will not be able to receive donations, so we don’t review applications until a Stripe account has been identified and connected to us. Learn more about Stripe.

Do you have what you need?

As the final step of the application, you will be prompted either to create a Stripe account or to log in to an existing one, and then connect it to Give Lively.

Make sure you’re ready for this step by preparing the information you need to create a Stripe account or by having access to your organization’s existing account credentials.

Are you the right person?

If you are not the person in your organization with the authority to create a Stripe account or log in to the existing one:

We automatically send you an email containing the step where you connect a Stripe account to Give Lively. This email can be shared with the relevant person.

Learn about Give Lively’s values.

We personally review every application to ensure each nonprofit member aligns with our values.

You will not use our platform or products to:

  • discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status in any activities, programs or operations;
  • advocate against or deny the rights of women;
  • advocate for the sale, ownership and/or civilian use of assault weapons, weapons of war, high capacity magazines, automatic weapons or any mechanism that can convert a firearm into an automatic weapon;
  • disseminate hate speech or dangerous speech, promote or incite violence online or offline.
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