Give Lively is free. But are there any costs associated with using the platform?

We believe that nonprofits, no matter their size, should not sacrifice their means to satisfy their missions.

So we built and support a powerful and practical fundraising platform that's free for nonprofits and intuitive for donors.

Through nonprofits’ use of our secure technology, we make it easier for them to devote more resources to their critical work — not to fundraising software — and hit ever-higher fundraising goals.

We don't charge for the unlimited use of our powerful and practical technology – no annual fees, no setup fees, no other fees or hidden fees. 

However, we use independent services, called payment processors, to securely manage the financial transaction process, from donation to disbursement, by mediating between merchants and financial institutions. 

These services – Stripe and PayPal – do charge small fees for every transaction, although the fees can sometimes be covered by the donor. Fees are always subject to change at any time by the independent services. Always verify directly with the services themselves for the latest updates.

These payment processors also differ in speed of disbursement. We believe all money donated to nonprofits should get to those nonprofits as quickly as possible. The speed of disbursement is in part a function of the form of payment and whether the nonprofit is a Give Lively member. 

For detailed information on fees and disbursements, see our fees and disbursements page

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