A simple fundraising platform for nonprofits in search of overflowing generosity.
Donation Spring easily supports crowdfunding projects, designated funds, events and general gifts. In just a few minutes, Donation Spring's fundraising platform can be installed directly onto your existing website. It's a simple, stress-free process that includes 24/7 access to our team.
It's a centuries-old strategy used by some of history's greatest leaders: If you want to empower and motivate people, tell them a story. With Donation Spring, not only can you tell your story, but you can tell it on your own website. Why does this matter? Because hard data tells us that when donors arrive on an organization's site versus a third-party platform, they're more likely to become supporters of a mission and funders of a cause.
In the nonprofit world, that's sometimes hard to admit. But without money and additional support, moving a mission forward is difficult work. Donation Spring helps you find the donors that traditional fundraising efforts often miss. And it reaches donors in ways they've come to expect -- online, where a single donation requires little more than a click of the mouse.
We know that you have to account for every dollar spent and earned. We help you do that. In technical terms, we are everything we ought to be: PCI compliant, securing and encrypting your donors' most valuable information, and full integration with an industry-leading payment processor (Stripe.com) that ensures every donation goes directly to your checking account shortly after it is received. It all boils down to our promise to help you fundraise with integrity, success and incredible peace of mind.
Call us your tech team or your biggest fans -- just know this: We see ourselves as partners in your mission, working tirelessly behind the scenes to help bring your dreams to life because the work you do is simply extraordinary.
We aren't just a platform to promote your effort. We're a team of people committed to generosity, goodness and big-world thinking. And we're excited to learn more about you and the work you're doing.
With Donation Spring, there are no hidden fees, so you never have to worry about paying extra to set up or maintain your fundraising project. We're committed to using every cent of our revenue to help make your job easier and the world just a little bit brighter.
When you tell Stripe.com (our payment processor) that you're a 501(c)3 nonprofit, you'll pay just 2.2% + $0.30 for each donation you receive. (2.9% + $0.30 if for-profit)
You read that right. Donors are given the option to cover your processing costs, and most say "Yes!" But when they choose not to, you'll pay one of the lowest fees in the industry.
We already have an online system that collects donations. Why should we use Donation Spring?
Great! You've already crossed the first hurdle. But, we know that fundraising is always most successful when brands and organizations tell their stories in powerful ways. Donation Spring's unique platform not only allows that to happen, but our technical experts are here for you every step of the way -- to make sure that your mission is seen, heard and supported.
Our standard "Donate Now" button only costs us 2.9% through Paypal. Why the extra cost?
One super important thing to note: our goal is to increase your donations. If you purely compare the costs of standard, general "donate now" buttons, you're absolutely correct. However, our emphasis on targeted giving, crowdfunding projects, events, and story-telling, dramatically increasing your fundraising capabilities. So although there might be a nominal monthly fee, you more than make up for that through increased donations that you might otherwise be missing!
What about other "payment processors" I've read about? What differentiates Donation Spring from the rest?
Payment processors/gateways purely facilitate the collection of payments or donations on websites. Donation Spring takes that several steps further, providing a way to present funds, crowdfunding projects, and events (with a dashboard to control it all). That is then hooked into a payment processor (Stripe). The processor is only part of the step -- organizations still need to build something on top of it to actually use it. And that's what we take care of!
I see that Donation Spring gives donors the option to add an extra 5% to help cover fees, but I'm skeptical on how often that would actually happen.
Honestly, we're finding that it actually happens quite a bit. Historically, Donation Spring has seen over 50% of donors end up covering that fee. This day and age, most folks are used to the % fee concept, especially after the pervasiveness of Paypal, selling things on eBay, etc. They understand that online transactions always costs the recipient.
How does this work for our donors who are in their 70s and don't own a computer?
Want the shocking truth? Baby Boomers actually spend more time online than any other age demographic. And more than half of the nation's newest donors say they are ready and waiting to support a nonprofit through monthly, online giving. Online giving is growing every year -- 8 times higher than other traditional fundraising methods, and Donation Spring is one of the only platforms available that allows you to raise money without the addition of outrageous fees or complicated management systems.
What countries and currencies are supported?
Over 135! If Stripe supports it, we support it. Check out their list of supported currencies. As long as yours is included, we'd love to serve you!
Can we use Donation Spring if we're not a 501(c)3 organization, or a for-profit entity?
Absolutely! The only difference is a slight increase in cost: Stripe charges a 2.9% fee for standard accounts, instead of the 2.2% nonprofit rate. But again, many donors elect to cover that for you!
How will this protect our organization's time or resources?
That's the beauty of Donation Spring: It was created to save time and resources. Some of our partner organizations have reported an 85 percent increase in donations. And better yet, those donors have come back year after year -- three times more often than offline donors.