1) If the donation was via credit or debit card, processing fees in the amount of 2.9% + $.30 per transaction are deducted before we transfer funds to recipient nonprofits.
2) When the donation is made from a third party partner's site:
- the donor may have the option to pay us a tip, which usually comes out the gross amount of the donation;
- the donor may have the option to "cover our costs," which increases the amount of the charge; or
- the partner may pay our processing costs.
This charge pays for our technology costs, including contractor staff, infrastructure, customer support, office space, and more.