One of the best ways to pay for your platform fees is to get your donors to cover the costs!

Donation Tipping allows you to do this by giving your donors an option to add a percentage to their donation to help cover the costs of the CauseVox and credit card processing fees. Across CauseVox, 75% of donors opt-in to cover your fees.

Donation Tipping is an optional feature. You can enable it as an option for your donors on your donation form, or you can make it mandatory for donors.

To set up Donation Tipping, follow the steps below

Step 1: In you Site Settings, click on Donation Form along the left menu bar.

Step 2: Scroll down to the Donation Tipping section. Enable the setting and input the percentage that you want donors to tip. Enter whole value numbers for the percentage, not the decimal form (i.e. 7 or 8, not 0.07 or 0.08).

Step 3: Click on Save on the upper right corner.

Now there will be an additional checkbox for donation tipping on the donation form.

That’s it! You’re on your way to get more donations!

*Note: Donation tips are not included in the donation counter on your campaign site, but will be displayed in your CauseVox admin account.

Recommended Tip Amounts

Basic Plan

  • 0% CauseVox platform fee for campaigns
  • 0% CauseVox platform fee for donation pages
  • 2.9% + $0.30 cents fee for Stripe processing (2.2% + $0.30 cents for nonprofits)

Recommended Tip: (Basic Plan users have no monthly subscription fees or CauseVox platform fees, making it completely free. Donors have the option to Tip CauseVox.)

Lite Plan

  • 4.5% CauseVox platform fee for campaigns OR
  • 2% CauseVox platform fee for donation pages
  • 2.9% + $0.30 cents fee for Stripe processing (2.2% + $0.30 cents for nonprofits)

Recommended Tip: 7% for campaigns; 5% for donation pages

Standard Plan

  • 4.25% CauseVox platform fee for campaigns OR
  • 2% CauseVox platform fee for donation pages
  • 2.9% + $0.30 cents fee for Stripe processing (2.2% + $0.30 cents for nonprofits)

Recommended Tip: 7% for campaigns; 5% for donation pages

Plus Plan

  • 3% CauseVox platform fee for campaigns OR
  • 2% CauseVox platform fee for donation pages
  • 2.9% + $0.30 cents fee for Stripe processing (2.2% + $0.30 cents for nonprofits)

Recommended Tip: 6% for campaigns; 5% for Donation Pages.

Premium Plan

  • 2% CauseVox platform fee for campaigns OR
  • 2% CauseVox platform fee for donation pages
  • 2.9% + $0.30 cents fee for Stripe processing (2.2% + $0.30 cents for nonprofits)

Recommended Tip: 5% for campaigns; 5% for donation pages.

Calculating Fees With Donation Tipping

You are charged a CauseVox platform fee and Stripe/PayPal fee for all donations. For our example, let's say someone donates $100 with a 7% tip to make it a $107 post-tip donation.

The CauseVox fee depends on your plan and can be found in the Donation Processing section of your Site Settings. Let's assume a 4.25% CauseVox fee.

The CauseVox fee is charged on the post-tip donation amount, which is $4.55 ($107 x 4.25%).

Let's also assume a 2.2% + $0.30 Stripe/PayPal fee (pricing for nonprofits. The Stripe/PayPal fee is charged on the post-tip amount as well, which is $2.65 ($107 x 2.2% + 30 cents). The net donation amount to your bank account is then $100.10.

Learn more about donation processing with Stripe or PayPal.

Tip CauseVox for 0% Platform Fee

CauseVox is offering a 0% platform fee through the Tip CauseVox Feature (now in beta), removing platform fees for all plans and fundraising types, including donation forms, peer-to-peer, and crowdfunding campaigns.

With this feature, your donors are automatically given the option to tip CauseVox while making their donation.

Donors can choose to give nothing to CauseVox, as it's not required.

For more information, you can email [email protected]

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