Getting Started

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.

Fundraising Solutions

Browse guides for each of our products, grouped by fundraising solution.

System

Go deeper into how our platform works and the actions you can take to maximize your use of it.

Resource Hub

Your one-stop shop for using Give Lively technology.

Getting Started

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.

GETTING STARTED WITH GIVE LIVELY

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.

REQUIRED SET-UP STEPS IN STRIPE

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

Welcome to the Resource Hub

Where Give Lively gives a hand

This is your one-stop shop for information and instruction about how to use Give Lively’s powerful, practical and free fundraising technology.

It’s a work in progress, already full of FAQs and advice, but will keep expanding. Jump in anywhere. (There’s no official place to start.) Find answers to your questions. And if the answers aren’t quite right or you can’t find them, let us know! Of course, also tell us if you think this is your comfy new home away from home.

Welcome to Give Lively's Resource Hub

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.

Responding to COVID–19

COVID–19 has almost certainly disrupted your organization's work, which is now more critical than ever. Here are some things to think about as you respond to the new fundraising landscape.

Go Deeper

Give Lively Products

Welcome to the Resource Hub for Give Lively members!

This is the new 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.