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Personal Fundraising

Make Your Fundraising Go Further

Online fundraising with PayPal is the fast and easy way to get everyone in your social network -- including your friends, family, and coworkers -- to chip in.

Online fundraising with PayPal is:

  • Simple -- Collect donations quickly and easily.
  • Safe -- PayPal has a proven record of security.
  • Powerful -- Easily spread the word with your donors.


Make giving easier with a Donate button.

Make donating to your cause effortless. Copy and paste one of our Donate buttons onto your fundraising website, blog, or email. All donations go directly into your PayPal account for easy access and tracking. You can even accept credit card payments.

Make donating easier

Add a Donate Button to Make Giving Easier

With PayPal, you can easily give your donors several ways of paying you. You start by adding a Donate button to your website, blog, or an email – it takes under 15 minutes.

See how to create a Donate button now.

Using PayPal makes your fundraising mission much easier:

  • Easily request donations online or from your mobile phone.
  • Donors just click the link in your email and choose their payment method.
  • You get tracking capabilities; see all your incoming donations in one place.

Get started:

  1. Sign up.
  2. Create a button.
  3. Paste the button onto your website or blog, or paste the URL link into an email.

The ease of use extends to your donors. Donors simply click on your button or link and choose to pay with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. All donations go directly into your PayPal account for easy tracking.

(Please note: Fundraisers that are not verified nonprofits will be asked to demonstrate how their donations will be used, once they raise more than $10,000.)

Best of all, there are no setup costs or monthly fees. You pay only 2.9% + $0.30 USD per transaction (for example, on a $100 donation, you pay a $3.20 fee).

Create a Donate button now or learn more

Personal Fundraising

Personal Fundraising

Collect donations anywhere with PayPal Here.

PayPal HereTM is an easy way to accept credit cards, PayPal, and even checks* right on your smartphone. Simply download the app, plug in the card reader, swipe a card, and collect a donation on the spot. It's perfect for selling tickets, taking auction payments, and collecting donations in person. Swipe transactions incur a low fee of 2.7%.

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Reach out to friends through social media.

Use the power of your social network to spread the word about your cause. Create apps for Facebook and websites quickly and easily to attract more donations. You can even customize the design to fit your cause. Check out our social media apps from paypal and FundRazr

Spread Awareness with the PayPal Giving Widget

Make donating to your cause easier and instantly actionable by placing a custom PayPal Giving Widget on your website or blog. You can customize and post your widget in a few simple clicks.


Plus, you can let others post your campaign on their own blogs or websites. All donations go into your PayPal account.


Conveniently, the Giving Widget lets you keep track of all your incoming donations all in one place and provides an option to acknowledge top contributors.



Create a giving widget now or learn more.

See a sample of the Giving Widget:

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Send Donation Requests via Email or Mobile.

Soliciting a donation doesn’t have to be awkward or time consuming. Send a donation request to your family and friends via email or mobile directly from your PayPal account.

Make soliciting stress-free

Send Donation Requests via Email or Mobile

Use the PayPal Request Money tool to solicit donations from your friends and family via email or your mobile phone. To give, donors simply transfer funds from their PayPal account into yours or use their credit cards. (If they don't have a PayPal account, signing up is fast and easy.)
Request for money

It’s stress-free to solicit donations via your PayPal account:


  • Easily request donations online or from your mobile phone.
  • Donors just click the link in your email and choose their payment method.
  • You get tracking capabilities; see all your incoming donations in one place.

Get started:

  1. Log in or sign up for a PayPal account, go to the Request Money tab, and enter the donor's email address and the amount requested.
  2. The email recipient can donate with their PayPal account or credit cards
  3. You'll receive a confirmation email when the donation goes into your PayPal account.
Best of all, there are no setup costs or monthly fees. You pay only 2.9% + $0.30 USD per transaction (for example, on a $100 donation, you pay a $3.20 fee).


Get help from our partner solutions.

Kick start your fundraising efforts with tools for building custom websites, donation apps, and more. PayPal has partnered with leading application developers to offer even more tools to assist your fundraising

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Flexible, Affordable Options for Nonprofits

PayPal has helped hundreds of thousands of nonprofit organizations around the world meet their fundraising goals.

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