Is there a catch?
BetterUnite is free for you to use. Our goal is to liberate nonprofits and mission-driven organizations from over-burdening and under-utilized software that takes money from your mission every month.
How can BetterUnite afford to provide a free service? Instead of asking you or your organization to pay for BetterUnite, we simply request that the donors contribute to covering our operating costs during the checkout process. Donor are given the opportunity to provide a platform tip to BetterUnite – 5% of their contribution, capped at $20. Should the donor opt out of providing a platform tip, they are able to lower the amount or they can choose not to contribute at all.
Outside of our platform, the 3rd party payment processor charges a standard 2.9%+30c to facilitate the credit card or bank account transfers from the donor to the nonprofit organization. In the case of an ACH bank payment (electronic check), the 3rd party payment processor charges 1%+30c.