What is a gateway?

Gateways are also called payment processors. In a nutshell, gateways are the middle man (or woman or person ๐Ÿ’) 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.

You need an external gateway because Funraise is not a payment gateway. Funraise enables you to connect your own payment gateways.

A common payment gateway setup includes Stripe and PayPal. Both of these payment processors offer nonprofit rates of 2.2% +30ยข.


Connecting Gateways (PayPal & Stripe)

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.


Connecting Additional Gateways (Advanced)

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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