PledgeStar has no upfront costs. After the event, we send an invoice in the amount of 7% of donations received through the website, whether made by credit card or check, up to a maximum of $995.
The credit card processor deducts 30 cents per transaction plus 2.2% (for non-profit organizations, 2.9% for others) of the transaction amount for Visa, MasterCard and Discover, and 3.5% for American Express. These fees do not apply for donations made by check.
There are no fees for donations received outside of PledgeStar.
The $995 fee cap means that as you raise more, the percentage of fundraising earnings that you keep increases. See the table below. (Table does not include credit card processing fees.)