Why do people raise money for charities through your tools?
AB Charities is the 501(c)(3) arm of the ActBlue family of organizations. Nonprofits use AB Charities to raise money online from grassroots supporters like you! As a nonprofit ourselves, there is no cost to use our fundraising tools. We only pass along a 3.95% processing fee for each contribution to the groups using our platform. The fee is set to cover those costs and nothing more. This fee is lower than many other charitable donation platforms, and there are no other charges or hidden contracts for groups who use AB Charities. None of the processing fee goes to ActBlue.
One of the biggest benefits of AB Charities is that we make it really easy for donors to split a contribution between multiple groups. That means you can do things like divide a contribution up between several local groups working on disaster relief or a humanitarian crisis. Splitting a single contribution both eliminates choice paralysis and helps get donations to smaller organizations, which are often doing vital work long after a disaster but can be overlooked by the press in favor of national organizations or can suffer from websites crashing during periods of heavy traffic.