Platform and Payment Fees
We’re a for-profit social enterprise. Which means we strive to provide social and community benefit while we maintain a for-profit business model that doesn’t require government support or public funding. Our mission is to increase support and funding for great nonprofits, while providing a platform and community that celebrates the creative achievements of talented volunteers.
Our back-end fees allow us to operate and avoid up-front fees, advertising on our site, and it also lets us to remain independent from capital investors. Overhead and operating expenses are covered by a .10 percent platform fee that is deducted from donations. Our donation processing and disbursement partner, Make My Donation, is a 501c3 donor advised fund, and receives .025 percent, and secure payment processing is done by Stripe for the standard .029 percent and $.30 per transaction. Total fees are currently .164 percent, so this means that over $.83 of each $1 goes directly to the nonprofits.