Detailed Comparison and Pricing

No matter which account type you choose, it’s absolutely free to set-up and maintain your account. When donors give to your charity, CanadaHelps collects the donation, delivers the funds, and sends an instant tax receipt. We even help you contact your donors to thank them for their support. Want to learn how we compare with other for-profit solutions? We’re here to help. Email us at charities@canadahelps.org.

 

Free
Profile Account

Free
Full Fundraising Account

Services and Associated Fees
Including Credit Card, Bank and Brokerage Costs1:
Customizable Donation Forms – One-time and Monthly Donations

3.5%

Your Charity Profile on CanadaHelps.org – One Time Donation

4.0%

4.0%

Your Charity Profile on CanadaHelps.org – Monthly Donation

3.5%

3.5%

Donations to your Charity Peer-to-peer Social Fundraising Campaign

4.9%

Ticketed Events

4.5%

Securities Donations

2.0 – 3.0%2

2.0 – 3.0%2

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No matter which account type you choose with CanadaHelps, you’ll receive:


  • Mobile-ready solutions
  • Multiple donation & payment options for donors
  • Automatic e-receipting
  • Donations disbursed right to your charity bank account (optional for Profile Accounts)
  • Full donor information
  • Real-time donation reporting
  • Customized Thank You tool
  • Highest-level PCI-compliant donation processing
  • Bilingual customer service


About our Affordable Fees

CanadaHelps is a charity and social enterprise with a mission to provide small to medium sized charities with online fundraising solutions that are low-cost, easy-to-use and secure. That’s why we only charge a transaction fee with no other registration costs or monthly fees.

The majority of the fee we charge covers the payment processing costs we are charged by banks, credit card companies, and brokerage firms. The remainder is re-invested into the CanadaHelps platform. This allows us to provide you with industry-leading security and build more fundraising tools to help you accomplish your mission. The transaction fee is deducted from the donation before being disbursed to your charity and covers all aspects of processing the transaction, including the credit card merchant rate, credit card transaction charge, reconciliation, receipting and disbursement-related costs.

CanadaHelps also powers a growing number of partners and partner channels with new and innovative services designed to increase charitable giving in Canada. When using a service powered by CanadaHelps, fee information is provided on the partner site or on the donation page.


Notes:
1 Proof that you represent the charity is required to complete registration. In addition, for a Full Fundraising Account, access to Customizable Donation Forms, Peer-to-Peer Social Fundraising and Ticketed Events after CanadaHelps receives and validates your void cheque and banking form.

2 3% fee applies to donations less than $10,000; 2.5% fee applies to donations between $10,000-$49,999; 2.25% fee applies to donations between $50,000-$99,999; 2% fee applies to donations $100,000+.