How Give Lively Disburses Donations

Give Lively facilitates thousands of donations to nonprofits every year through products like Smart Donations and Small Token. Nonprofit members get a number of benefits, including unlimited access to Smart Donations and access to funds in 2 business days. Nonprofits must complete the Give Lively sign-up process and register as a 501(c)(3) organization with Stripe to become a member. Non-members can only bring in donations through Small Token.

Here's how nonprofits receive donations:

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How Nonprofit Members Receive Donations

Nonprofit Members have signed up with us and linked a Stripe account.

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Donor makes donation through a Give Lively product (ex. Smart Donations, Small Token).

Stripe takes fee (2.2% + $0.30 for Visa/Mastercard, 3.5% for Amex, .8% capped at $5 for direct deposit from a bank account.)*

Stripe directly deposits credit and debit card donations to partner's bank account on rolling 2-day basis, and deposits bank account debits on a rolling 7-day basis.

* Nonprofit gains immediate access to donation data and the ability to export opt-in data from donors on Stripe dashboard.

How Non-Members Receive Donations

Non-members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have yet to sign up with us and link a Stripe account.

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Donor makes donation on Give Lively's Small Token (only Give Lively nonprofit members have access to Smart Donations)

Stripe takes fee (2.2% + $0.30 for Visa/Mastercard, 3.5% for Amex, .8% capped at $5 for direct deposit from a bank account.)*

Stripe directly deposits donations to Give Lively Foundation on rolling 2-day basis for cards and rolling 7-day basis for checking and savings debits.

Within 30 days after close of the given month, Give Lively Foundation issues a paper check to the organization via traditional mail.

Nonprofit receives and deposits check.

* Receipt sent to donor immediately acknowledging Give Lively Foundation as 501(c)(3) organization with direction to disburse funds to designated nonprofit.

Sign Up To Become a Member

Members get forever-free access to Smart Donations, our Member Portal, and other great fundraising services. Get started by typing in your nonprofit's EIN number. We'll get you up and running in less than one business day.


Need Help?

For answers to our most common questions, visit our FAQ

For technical help or help with a donation, email support@givelively.org

For questions about nonprofit membership, call our Membership Team at 1-917-877-0533 from 9AM-5PM EST / weekdays or email membership@givelively.org.

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