Can donors cover the Giving Basket payment processing fees?

This FAQ addresses Give Lively’s role in processing donations through Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket and may not apply to all Give Lively members.

In most cases, yes. At present, this is possible (as an additional tax-deductible gift) when donors pay by bank/ACH transfer, credit/debit card and PayPal. On the “Choose a Payment Method” page of the Giving Basket donation form, all donors are advised that “You will have the opportunity to cover the payment processing fees on the next screen.” Once a payment method is selected (“Credit Card” or “Bank Account” or “PayPal”), the form displays a check box where donors may elect to “Add <fee amount> to cover payment processing fees so that the nonprofits in your basket will receive the full <donation amount> donation.” Note that, at present, donors are not able to cover the $0.86 check processing fee.

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