As an approved Give Lively member, you have free and unlimited access to our entire platform. But first, you MUST complete the following three steps directly with Stripe, the independent business that processes payments made through our technology. Our Give Lively fundraising pages will not function if your nonprofit does not have a fully authorized Stripe account.
Stripe is the independent service we use to process donations and then disburse them to nonprofits’ bank accounts. You MUST have a Stripe account and you MUST connect it to Give Lively in order to use our platform.
ACH (bank) transfers are the most cost-effective way to collect donations. While ACH setup is critically important, it is NOT automatically enabled in Stripe. By default, Give Lively technology allows donations through ACH, so proper implementation in critical.
Stripe charges a small fee for processing every donation. To get the most out of donor generosity, submit an application to qualify for Stripe’s special, discounted nonprofit rates.
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Congratulations on becoming a Give Lively member and welcome to our growing nonprofit community. We’re excited to get you set up and fundraising on our platform in no time. Click below to see how.
This is your one-stop shop for information and instruction about how Give Lively members use our powerful, practical and free fundraising technology. For more background support about Give Lively, go to our introductory FAQ pages.
Give Lively’s technology is free, but its third-party partners charge small processing fees. See how the system fits together and how to make it work best for your nonprofit’s needs.
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