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GivenGain, the leading global fundraising platform for charity, has announced that all charities will now have access to all its Premium fundraising advantages – completely free of charge.

Marc Freudweiler, Executive Director of the GivenGain Foundation, says the online fundraising platform will no longer charge charities a usage fee – $5 per month per campaign – to gain access to advanced analytics, unlimited fundraising campaigns and unlimited users.

These and other Premium features are now free across the board.

Spreading the love

Freudweiler says the idea with the announcement came when the platform registered robust growth in recent years.

“With massive global fundraising events like GivingTuesday, interspersed with calamities like the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a growing need for uncomplicated fundraising to boost charity incomes, and decided to open up to all recognised charities anywhere who register with us,” he continues.

“We wanted to simplify the pathway to online fundraising as much as possible for everyone who wants to change the world for the better.”

Donors can now cover donation fee

While use of GivenGain is now completely free, making fundraising accessible to many smaller charities, donations on the GivenGain platform attract a modest fee – as with all financial intermediary transactions.

Freudweiler says at 5%, GivenGain’s transaction fee is in line with the industry standard and matches or beats that of its more commercially-driven competitors. Now, donors can cover even this fee, potentially giving the charity 100% of their donation.

He says at latest count, some 92% of donors made use of this option since its inception in March.

“In the charity world, that means a lot,” says Freudweiler. “At a time when digital becomes increasingly important to raise money safely, we hope charities will make extensive use of our ‘free forever’ offering to increase their impact.”

Visit GivenGain to see first-hand the potential of this online fundraising platform.


About GivenGain

Founded in 2001, GivenGain is a non-profit foundation with offices in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and South Africa. We started with a simple idea: to enable global philanthropy by providing a platform that simplifies global giving and fundraising. Since 2001, the platform has assisted donors and fundraisers in 194 countries to assist charities in 70 countries. The platform enables public events like running and cycling races and their participants to fundraise together for charities of their choice.

GivenGain is part of the Humanstate Group, an international private technology services group that combines state-of-the-art Web-based applications with on-demand payment processing. Working from offices in the UK, Switzerland, Canada, the US and South Africa, we are inspired and united by the drive to create great user experiences and delightful digital products. We like complex challenges, we like to do new things, and we like people who are excited by their work. We’re a small team with big responsibilities – the Humanstate Group employs around 150 professionals in 5 countries and processes more than one billion Pounds Sterling annually.

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