Political campaign fundraising made secure and easy.

We make accepting political campaign donations via credit cards, debit cards and PayPal fast, easy and secure with no setup or monthly charges.

2.9% + $0.30 per transaction and no monthly fee

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Accept campaign donations in minutes.

Online credit card processing for campaign donations is as easy as adding a Donate button to your website. It is also mobile-optimized for quick and easy donations. Accept PayPal payments, bank transfers, and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).

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PayPal Here is a secure tool for in-person fundraising. With our mobile card reader and free app you can instantly accept payments and complete transactions. Simply download the app, on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, or other supporting smartphone devices. U.S. card swipe transactions are at a low fee of 2.7%.

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Reach more donors than ever.

PayPal has millions of active accounts with billions of dollars in stored value, all of them potential campaign donors. If you're looking for a full suite of services for your political fundraising organization or a crowd funding app to help you reach more people, we can help.
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How donating works.

Once a Donate button is added to a political campaign website, supporters progress through the donation process quickly, smoothly and securely.

Reporting and back office

PayPal offers political fundraising tools that provide valuable information on every campaign contribution.
Use these tools to stay on top of every campaign contribution.

Easy-to-read reports

View a summary of campaign account activity each month.

Downloadable logs

Export transaction information to Excel or fundraising software.

Transaction search

Quickly find specific transaction records to answer donor inquiries.

Multi-user access

Offer controlled access to staff or accounting department to view the campaign's transaction history.

Collecting FEC required donor information with PayPal

The Federal Election Commission requires all Federal campaigns to use best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle. Because PayPal’s payment forms include customizable fields that help gather useful information, PayPal helps campaigns comply with FEC requirements.

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$0 per month 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction

You pay a low fee of 2.9% + $0.30 for each online donation, keeping costs and terms simple. There are no hidden charges, monthly fees, or monthly minimums. You can cancel at any time, and setup is free.

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Frequently asked questions

Start putting campaign donations to work right away. When a donation is complete, the money shows up in the campaign's PayPal account usually within a few minutes. Automatically transfer money to a campaign's linked bank account daily, or manually schedule transfers to move the money whenever it is convenient. The availability of funds from the campaign's bank account is then subject to bank policies.

Advanced fraud protection

Political fundraisers trust PayPal because we take security seriously. We work behind the scenes to help keep campaigns and their supporters safer from fraud. PayPal adheres to international PCI (Payment Card Industry)1 and CISP1 (Cardholder Information Security Program) standards for data protection. And Automatic fraud screening2 is included at no charge.

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1 PayPal adheres to international PCI (Payment Card Industry) and CISP (Cardholder Information Security Program) standards for data protection. These standards are designed to help protect political fundraisers from fraud and loss of data. Because we handle the payment card information, campaigns don’t have to worry about securing sensitive financial information.

2 Safeguard political campaign fundraising accounts with our relentless fraud screens, address (AVS) and card verification (CVV2) checks, and 128-bit encryption—all included at no extra charge.