What is a Gateway?

Learn more about gateways and why you need one

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Written by Blake Goldstein
Updated over a week ago

What is a gateway?

Gateways are also called payment processors. In a nutshell, gateways are the middle man (or woman or person πŸ’) between your donor's bank account and your bank account. Your gateway will withdraw the money from your donor's account and deposit money into your bank account when a donation is made.

Connecting gateways

If you already have a Stripe or PayPal account, you can connect Stripe or connect PayPal in your Funraise account settings.

If you do not already have a Stripe or PayPal account, no worries! You can create new accounts from within Funraise. Click to connect either Stripe or PayPal in your account settings and follow the prompts.

Advanced gateways

With Funraise, you can add additional gateways and control the ordering of your gateways, providing increased flexibility in advanced strategies. Learn about using multiple gateways.

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