They’re your donations.
It’s a website, an app, and a simple idea.
You should keep them.
“What percentage do you keep?” It’s a question we hear all the time. But the answer may surprise you—zero.
We don’t keep any of your donations for ourselves. That’s just not how we do business.
As with any payment processor (PayPal, WePay, etc), there is a 3% charge on each transaction.
We tried to get rid of that, too, but our bank wouldn’t let us — Here’s how the whole thing works.
Your donations go to you.
Yours donors are yours, not ours. We don’t keep any money your donors choose to give you.
Some sites take 30-50% of every donation, just to cover their commissions and costs.
Lots of crowdfunding apps are just profit machines disguised as fundraisers.
With FansRaise, donations work the way they should. After processing, every dime of your donor support goes to you — and that’s how it should be.
Donors can choose to add a tip
We rely on the generosity of donors to operate our service. All tips are 100% optional.
“Ok, but how do you make money?” Another question we get a lot. The answer is simple — tips.
In order to cover our operating costs, we politely ask donors to consider adding a few dollars in an optional tip.
Some donors choose to add a tip—some don’t. It’s entirely optional.
Those pesky transaction charges
Unfortunately, our payment processor requires us to add a 2.9% + 30¢ charge to each online transaction — sorry!
We want to deliver 100% of every penny donated directly to our customers, but there’s one tiny obstacle — online payments.
Sadly, payment processing fees are unavoidable, because online payments need to be verified by a third party.
These payment processors charge banks and credit card companies for the verification service, and those fees are passed along to sellers and donors.
We tried to work around them, but our bank said no!