What payment methods do Give Lively donation forms accept?

Donors can fund their donations through Give Lively using any of the following:

  • all major credit cards or debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB)
  • ACH/bank transfer
  • digital wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • PayPal. 

Some additional notes:

Credit and debit cards

To process major credit cards and debit cards, including those stored in Apple Pay and Google Pay, we rely on Stripe, an industry-leading payment processor trusted by thousands of companies and nonprofits. All Give Lively members must have a fully authorized and connected Stripe account to use our technology. Learn more about Stripe and why you need it to use Give Lively.

ACH/direct debit

To manage ACH/direct debit, we work with Plaid, a financial technology that enables users to interact with their bank accounts. ACH/direct debit transfers are processed by Stripe and must first be enabled through Stripe. Learn more about Plaid in our Resource Hub (for members, but open to all).

Digital wallets

To allow for the use of digital wallets, most Give Lively fundraising pages automatically detect if a donor's device/browser has Apple Pay or Google Pay enabled as a payment method. If detected, the relevant payment option appears. Learn more about digital wallets.


‍Give Lively nonprofit members can add PayPal, but only as an optional additional donation-processing method. At the present time, it can't be the sole payment processor, since it is only available for one-time donations. Thus, PayPal will only process donations when a donor’s selected payment method is PayPal. All other payment methods (credit/debit, ACH etc.) will be processed via Stripe. Learn more about our PayPal integration in our Resource Hub (for members, but open to all).

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