Do you charge a fee for contributions?

We want as many campaigns and organizations on the left to be able to use our grassroots fundraising tools as possible, which is why there is no cost for groups to use our tools (we're a nonprofit!). 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.

As a nonprofit, we use tips from donors to pay our bills. You can add an optional tip for us on the contribution form when you enter your credit card information.


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How much does it cost campaigns and organizations to use your tools?

We want as many campaigns and organizations on the left to be able to use our grassroots fundraising tools as possible, which is why there is no cost for…

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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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