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our fees

There are no costs to register or setup a fundraising campaign on idonate. Fees are only deducted from donations received. With idonate, donations are accepted through Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Apple Pay & Google Pay.

platform fee

iDonate has a platform / admin fee of 4.5%. This allows us to provide a professional service to Causes. The platform fee goes towards:

development costs

We continue to
develop the platform
to offer more
features and tools to

support costs

We are here to
respond to emails
and provide phone
support as required.

hosting costs

We host our website
with Blacknight
Ireland on a high
spec server.


we must pay these

Therefore, the total transaction fee is a flat 4.5% (platform fee), plus a variable transaction charge based on the selected payment method.
This covers the ongoing development and running costs of iDonate.

transaction charge

When processing payments, we provide a number of payment methods to donors, all of which result in a charge to iDonate.
These payment methods include the standard Credit Card / Debit Card, PayPal, Google Pay or Apple
Pay. Some of these companies transaction charges are fixed and some are a percentage charge.

These Transaction Charges are as follows:

Credit Card / Debit Card /
Apple Pay / Google Pay: 1.4% + €0.25

PayPal: 1.9% + €0.35

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raise more with idonate

Donors are given the option to cover the total fees. Over 90% of donors opt to cover the fees.

This results in the cause getting 100% of the donation amount.

All donations are transferred directly to each Cause on a monthly basis.

While other sites claim to offer a “free” service, they will charge a processing fee on each donation. Some sites also set a default tip off
10 – 15 percent of the donation amount.

Additionally, some websites will charge charities monthly / yearly fees to be listed on their platform. iDonate charge no such fees.

The average cost to Charities / Causes on donations via iDonate is less than 1% as a result of donors being able to cover the fees.

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idonate was established in 2011 to assist charities & non profits in fundraising. Our aim is to provide tools for both charities and fundraisers to help raise much needed funds.