Smart Donations is free for Give Lively nonprofit members. Membership is completely free and non-contractual.
Much like a foundation, Give Lively was created by philanthropists to provide free resources to nonprofits, specifically technology. Our founders have worked extensively with charitable organizations and seen first-hand the positive impact innovative tech can have on fundraising. They started Give Lively in 2015 based on the belief that every nonprofit should have access to best-in-class fundraising tech.
Stripe processes all donations made through Give Lively products at a discounted fee. The company offers a fee structure to nonprofits of 2.2%+ .30%(non-Amex), 3.5%(Amex), and .8% with a fee limit of $5 (bank account debits) for donations. Stripe takes a fee when the donation is processed. In order to receive the Stripe discount, nonprofits must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your EIN and an electronic copy of an IRS-issued letter indicating 501(c)(3) status.