What are ActBlue tips for?

We’re a nonprofit, and we can only keep our tools up and running with the support of small-dollar donors like you. We give you the option to leave a tip for us on your contributions so you can support our platform and fuel our work. 

Thousands of campaigns and organizations rely on our fundraising tools, which they use for no charge. We pass along a 3.95% processing fee on contributions to the groups using our platform. ActBlue does not make money off of donations. Completing a contribution involves costs related to processing your credit card. We’re legally required to pass along processing costs to the campaign so that we do not make in-kind contributions to them.


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Why is ActBlue a nonprofit?

We’re a nonprofit for a few different reasons! First, we are a mission-driven organization. We care about helping Democrats and progressives build winning campaigns fueled by small-dollar donors, so…

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How is ActBlue funded?

We’re a nonprofit organization, so we rely mainly on tips on the contributions we process. We also run our own fundraising campaign to bring in income for our tech…

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I don’t remember adding a tip to my contribution

If you have an ActBlue Express account, we suggest checking your tip setting in your “ActBlue Express profile.” Just log in to your ActBlue Express account here. Click the…

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