This recorded presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the Give Lively fundraising platform for nonprofits. After you enjoy the video, check out the resources below for additional information.
We believe that nonprofits, no matter their size, should not sacrifice their means to satisfy their missions.
So we build and support powerful and practical fundraising solutions that are 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 to securely manage the financial transaction process, from donation to disbursement.
These services – Stripe, PayPal and Lob – do charge small fees, although the fees can sometimes be covered by the donor. There is also a discounted base rate for qualified nonprofits that register with Stripe and PayPal. Fees are always subject to change at any time by the independent services. Always verify directly with the services themselves for the latest updates.
The payment processors (Stripe and PayPal) differ in speed of disbursement as well. 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.
We also accept voluntary contributions (not tax-deductible) to Give Lively from donors, though these are not fees, are entirely voluntary and have no effect on the final donation amount the nonprofit receives. Learn more about voluntary contributions to Give Lively.
For detailed information on fees and disbursements, see our fees and disbursements page.
Membership is for U.S. based 501c3 public charities (not private foundations) who have applied and align with Give Lively’s values statement.
Membership is a nonprofit’s ticket to full access to our powerful, practical and free platform and all the fundraising tools within the platform, including Digital, Event and Peer-Based Fundraising Solutions.
The Give Lively membership application process can be completed in a few minutes, provided you have a few essential details at hand. Membership approval takes 7-10 business days as we manually review all applications to ensure alignment with our values statement.
In keeping with our commitment to data privacy and security, Give Lively takes full measures to protect all collected data, both where it is stored and when it is transferred between authorized parties.
More specifically, Give Lively and its member nonprofits can never view a donor’s full payment details as they are handled exclusively by a secure third-party payment processor -- they are captured and stored securely by them without passing through our servers -- although some credit/debit card metadata and general payment information is accessible by Give Lively. Upon request, we can work with the payment processor to delete all data.
Give Lively does capture and securely store some non-payment data about donors, for instance a donor’s first and last names, email address and donation date, among other data points. See our Resource Hub (for members, but open to all) for a complete list of what donor data Give Lively collects.