Partnership with Shift4 set to bring even lower payment processing fees

Shift4 will integrate with our platform as an additional payment processor offering reduced transaction fees and the possibility of new gift-processing capabilities such as cryptocurrencies and stocks.
September 23, 2023
Ethan Gelber
Content Director

In a video broadcast at today’s Global Citizen Festival, we announced a partnership with Shift4, the leader in integrated payments and commerce technology, to deliver lower third-party transaction fee and the possibility of more payment methods, all to the significant benefit of nonprofit organizations:

For a transcript of this video, scroll below the video on our Shift4 landing page:

Lower fees and the possibility of more payment methods 

We will welcome Shift4 as an additional payment processor, offering some of the lowest transaction fees available, all while maintaining a secure, reliable transaction experience. Set to launch soon, the integration also adds the possibility of expanded donation processing capabilities to include stocks and top cryptocurrencies, powered by The Giving Block, a Shift4 company.

“At Give Lively, we believe that nonprofits shouldn’t sacrifice their means to satisfy their missions, and that giving should be intuitive and joyful for donors,” said David DeParolesa, CEO of Give Lively. "This exciting partnership with Shift4 is a huge win for both donors and nonprofits. It will bring lower costs and more giving options to donors, as well as new tools that simplify giving for our over 8,000 – and growing! – member nonprofits, allowing everyone to spend less time navigating complexities and more time making a difference."

“As we’ve experienced in the payments industry for some time, donation methods and preferences are changing rapidly,” said Jared Isaacman, Founder & CEO of Shift4. “Nonprofits, like many other businesses, want the ability to accept what their donors have to give. We believe that if you make it easy and affordable for nonprofits to adopt these modern donation methods, they will grow faster. That’s what this partnership with Give Lively is all about.”

Guaranteed opportunity for Give Lively members

Current Give Lively member nonprofit don’t have to do a thing right now to benefit from this opportunity. As soon as the new integration is launched, detailed information will be provided about the new opportunities and how to take advantage of them. 

Nonprofits looking at the value of low payment processing fees and expanded payment choices are invited to apply for Give Lively membership.

Shared commitment to social good

The partnership announcement was made at the Global Citizen Festival in keeping with both organizations’ foundational commitment to social good. 

At Give Lively, we ensure that all nonprofits approved for membership align with our progressive values focused on elevating marginalized voices, striving to meet the needs of the underserved, imagining a safer future and advocating for equality. In 2021, we announced another major philanthropic partnership with Charity Navigator, the world’s largest nonprofit evaluator, to power its Giving Basket donation tool. 

The partnership is also the latest effort by Isaacman to do more in the nonprofit sector, a push that includes the 2022 acquisition by Shift4 of fundraising platform The Giving Block to expand the company’s capabilities serving the nonprofit sector.

Learn more about Shift4’s nonprofit solutions and The Giving Block.