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Paypal Alternatives for Nonprofits

Paypal is one of the most popular options for payment processing available out there. While it has special considerations for nonprofits that make it an attractive choice, the truth is that there are several better options out there that are designed specifically for nonprofits.

Regular credit card transactions are different from donations –these tools recognize this fact and have designed their system and features accordingly.

Let’s look at some of the alternatives to Paypal for nonprofits:


Qgiv is a great payment alternative to Paypal because of the powerful features it comes with that makes accepting donations for nonprofits so easy. The tool allows you to build a donation page where the form is customizable and simple to use for people of all experience levels.

The page is easy to access on all devices, which is an excellent feature since most users access such pages on their mobiles. It also has options for recurring gifts and makes suggestions for donation amounts. It also allows smaller nonprofits to operate for free with its basic plan.


Fundly is another option for nonprofits to choose, mainly because the platform allows you to engage with your donors and raise awareness while, at the same time, accepting donations.

The fundraising pages are customizable, easy to use, and manageable. It can be shared on social media. Campaigns can be started for free; however, after the first donation, there is a platform fee and a per-transaction processing fee.


Snowball is an excellent tool for nonprofits that goes beyond Paypal’s abilities. Snowball understands that donor abandonment is a primary concern that most organizations face and provides solutions to reduce this problem as much as possible.

Organizations can embed their donation forms within their emailers. The donation forms generated from Snowball can be viewed on mobile, and the best part is that it is straightforward to set up and use. The donation page can be set up free of cost. However, you will have to pay a nominal amount for some additional features.


Recurring donations are the primary concern of most nonprofits nowadays, and Donorbox provides a solution for getting them. This tool accepts all payment methods for one-time and recurring donations, specifically designed to make the donation process easier for all donors. It also takes great measures to ensure all data and information are secured and offers a safe and reliable platform for donors to give their charitable gifts.


Givingloop focuses on the many benefits nonprofits can get by focusing on recurring donations. The software offers nonprofits a personally branded page that can be customized. It accepts most of the commonly used payment methods and also sends monthly reports to donors to keep them up to date with your activities. Their Revive technology also helps you retained donors who may have churned involuntarily by sending out reminders. Their social tools also help you increase your donor base and showcase your ongoing programs.

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