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How can my charity or nonprofit use PayPal to collect donations?

The PayPal donation button is a convenient and cost-effective solution for collecting donations online. To create a button, you define the donation amounts you want to accept; no programming is required.

How can my charity or nonprofit use PayPal to collect donations?

The PayPal donation button is a convenient and cost-effective solution for collecting donations online.  To create a button, you define the donation amounts you want to accept or create an open field for customers to fill in; no programming is required. Get a step-by-step guide here.

When donors click your donation button, they complete their donation on the PayPal site. There are no monthly or set-up fees with donation button transactions. Your organization only pays processing fees when they receive a donation.

Other features:

  • Customers can choose to automatically give a monthly donation to your organization.  Both the organization and the customer can control the recurring payments in their respective profile settings if they would like to cancel or change the amount.
  • Donate button is automatically mobile optimized for easier payments on small devices.

Learn more about all the tools PayPal provides to help nonprofits raise funds at PayPal Nonprofits.

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