CanadaHelps assesses a 3.9% transaction fee on each donation. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to your charity. This 3.9% covers all credit card merchant fees, transaction fees, banking costs, receipting, reconciliation and disbursement.
There are no other service charges, account fees or set up fees. The 3.9% is a modest charge for the service that CanadaHelps provides to Canadian charities and donors.
Donations to charities that aren’t registered with CanadaHelps for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) of donations are assessed an additional 1% (for a total of 4.9% per transaction). This covers the additional costs of manually processing and mailing donations.
Find out how to register your charity with CanadaHelps here!