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[liberationtech] Anyone know of a free payment/donation app for non-profits?

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Tue Aug 4 15:18:37 PDT 2015

John Sullivan wrote:
> Zak Whittington <zakwhitt at> writes:
>> A friend of mine is working for an anti-genocide org in southeast asia, and
>> they want to start doing some online fundraising. Their first thought was
>> to do a PayPal button, but they'd rather not pay PayPal a cut of all their
>> donations.
>> Anyone know if there are any free tools out there for small social justice
>> orgs to fundraise online without transaction fees or buying a costly
>> software package?
> CiviCRM is what we use at the FSF, and what lots of other orgs use. You
> then need a payment processor, which we use TrustCommerce in addition to
> PayPal, but there are other options like Stripe, and Authorize.Net (I
> disrecommend them). There's no way to get around paying a percentage
> other than bitcoin. (There is a module out there for accepting bitcoin
> with CiviCRM, but we haven't tried it yet.) You can host CiviCRM

Even with bitcoin, you're going to get hit with transaction fees when 
you convert them to a regular currency.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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