Political campaign contributions 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.

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Accept political campaign donations in minutes.

Online credit card processing for campaign contributions 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).

Political Fundraising made easier with PayPal.

PayPal Here is a secure tool for in person fundraising. With our mobile card reader, powered by our mobile app, it is easy to accept major credit and debit cards in person or on-the-go. U.S. card swipe transactions are at a low fee of 2.7%.*
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PayPal has millions of active accounts, 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, our partners can help.

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 made through PayPal. 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.

How are the campaign funds accessed?

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.

Serious about Security.

Political fundraisers can trust PayPal because we take security seriously. 24/7 fraud monitoring and detection help keep fundraising transactions secure. With PayPal, you can rest easy – we have your back.

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