Which Fundraising Site Has the Lowest Fees?

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GoFundMe Team
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Trying to decide which crowdfunding platform is best for you? Just like choosing a bank, mortgage, or car loan, you need to look closely at the fees charged, which can vary widely—and ultimately take a big chunk of your money before it ever reaches you, or the beneficiaries who need it most.

Below we answer the question, which fundraising site has the lowest fees?

Do your homework

One of the most important factors in deciding which crowdfunding platform to use is the site’s fee. Will your donations have a platform fee deducted before the money even gets to you? Or does the platform run on optional tips given by generous donors?

At GoFundMe, we’re powered by donors™. That means you get to keep even more of the money you raise. And unlike other fundraising sites, we have the industry’s first and only donor protection guarantee and 24/7 customer service.

So before you start your fundraiser, take a look at the online fundraising landscape and make an educated decision.

Crowdfunding platform fee comparisons

Please note that fees can sometimes be difficult to break down. For example, while every crowdfunding platform pays third parties a per-transaction payment processing fees, some platforms bundle those charges into their platform fees, while others separate platform and processing fees. With that in mind, here’s a comparison of fees by platform.


Platform fee: 0% or 5%, depending the model you choose

Processor fee: 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction

Read more about FundRazr fees.


Platform fee: 0%

Processor fee: 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction

Read more about GoFundMe fees.


Platform fee: 5%

Processor fee: 3% plus $0.30 per transaction; a $25  fee may apply

Read more about Indiegogo fees.


Platform fee: 3% to 5% of funds raised

Processor fee: 2.4% to 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction

Premium and enterprise models with advanced features and service available

Read more about CrowdRise fees.


Platform fee: 4.9% of funds raised (with automatic discounts for “larger fundraisers”)

Processor fee: 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction

Read more about Fundly fees.

Pick the best fundraising site for your needs

Now that you can see which fundraising site has the lowest fees, are you ready to get started?

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