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How do I accept donations with PayPal?

We offer multiple ways for donors and nonprofits to fundraise online through PayPal. To accept donations for your charity using PayPal, you should first create a PayPal Business account.

To benefit from PayPal fundraising programs, registered charities must confirm that their PayPal Business account belongs to their charitable organization.

Verify your charity status with PayPal

You can begin the confirmation process at https://www.paypal.com/charities. You’ll need to provide information to prove that:

• Your organization is legally registered with the appropriate regulatory body.
• You’re a representative of the organization.

Here’s an overview of the full process below:

1. Charity verification begins when a charity creates a PayPal Business account, selects ‘Nonprofit Organization’ as their business type, and selects the checkbox ‘this Nonprofit is a registered charity’.

2. Once the organization selects that they are a ‘Nonprofit Organization’, they’re required to provide account holder and business information. Then, they’ll be automatically guided through the PayPal confirmed charity flow to apply for charity status with PayPal (PPCC status).

3. Charities in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Peru verify their charity status via TechSoup. PayPal uses TechSoup’s services to confirm that our charity business customers are charities registered with local authorities and regulators.

• If an organization has a TechSoup account, they can log in to it to access their validation token. If they don’t, charities should select ‘Request TechSoup confirmation’ for manual validation. Charities can contact TechSoup customer support.

4. When the organization is granted confirmed charity status with PayPal (PPCC), they’ll receive an email notification.

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