Why choose Donorbox over PayPal?

Well for starters, we're much more than a payment gateway. Built specifically for nonprofits, we're a complete fundraising platform with a full suite of features ready to take your mission to the next level!

Here’s why 50,000+ nonprofits in 96 countries have chosen Donorbox and raised over $1 billion.

Why choose Donorbox over PayPal?

Simple To Use

Simplicity is at the core of our work here at Donorbox. And that’s what we do for you and your donors - we make it simple.

Set up a customized campaign in just 15 minutes and start fundraising on multiple platforms.

Simple To Use

Enjoy the full fundraising power of a donation suite

Here's a glimpse of our extensive list of fundraising solutions

Donation Form

Create a smart donation form that embeds directly to your website or as a pop-up.

Our simple, conversion-optimized multistep donation form works on any device and is easily customizable!

Donation Form

Donation Button

Take donors to your secure donation page or a pop-up donation form with a single click!

You can add a compelling call-to-action message on your donation button, and use it on your website, fundraising outreach posts or even emails.

Donation Button

Fundraising Page

Shine the spotlight on your mission with a dedicated fundraising page!

Our customizable pages are the perfect platform to share your mission with a powerful story and develop donor trust with engaging information.

Fundraising Page

Crowdfunding Page

Create powerful campaigns that let you drive donor engagement effectively and raise funds quickly.

Donorbox crowdfunding is loaded with features to tell your story effectively and lead your campaign to success.

Crowdfunding Page

Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

Put the power of fundraising in the hands of your supporters by empowering them to create personal fundraising pages dedicated to your cause.

By tapping into the power of the collective, you can maximise campaign effectiveness, reach, and donations with unlimited fundraisers.

Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

Donorbox Events

Start selling tickets online in under a minute with Donorbox's event registration software that lightens your workload.

To make things easier for you - you can now quickly generate tax-deductible values for each ticket, and let your supporters know the tax-deductible and fair market values of their purchases.

Donorbox Events

Text-To-Give

Let your donors give by sending a simple text message from their smartphones.

Perfect for on-the-spot donation drives, church services, fundraising events, and conferences - our text-to-give campaigns can be setup in under 60 seconds!

Text-To-Give
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Unfortunately, all PayPal can offer you is a basic donation form - which is a little more than their generic payment gateway.

With Donorbox you’ll find out who your real pal is

Being a fundraising platform and not just a payment gateway like PayPal, we can help you build a long-lasting relationship with your donors through our robust donor management system.

With Donorbox you’ll find out who your real pal is

Not Convinced Yet?

Here’s a glance at some of our other features in comparison:

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Multiple Payment GatewaysMultiple Payment GatewaysMultiple Payment Gateways
Text to GiveText to GiveText to Give
Peer to Peer FundraisingPeer to Peer FundraisingPeer to Peer Fundraising
Donor WallDonor WallDonor Wall
Goal MeterGoal MeterGoal Meter
Membership TiersMembership TiersMembership Tiers
Donor ManagementDonor ManagementDonor Management
Gift AidGift AidGift Aid
Gift MatchingGift MatchingGift Matching
Personalised Email NotificationsPersonalised Email NotificationsPersonalised Email Notifications
IntegrationsSalesforce, MailChimp, Gift Matching and much more
(Paid Integrations)Integrations
Recurring DonationsRecurring DonationsOnly Monthly
Learn more about the rest of our extensive and easy-to-use features

Here's a pricing comparison with Paypal

donorbox

3.7% + 30c

Standard Platform Fee
1.5%
+
Payment Processing Fees
2.2% + 30c*

We’ve also made useful paid integrations available for you to access depending on your requirements.

paypal
US based donations
1.99% + fixed fee
International Donations
1.5% + (1.99% + fixed fee)

Their ‘fixed fees’ differ based on the currency received in the transaction. These fees are approximately around 49c.

If you are a registered nonprofit, you can leverage your 501 (c) (3) status to get discounted transaction charges from both Stripe and PayPal

Donorbox can be completely free if you ask donors to cover your transaction fees.

Our platform allows you to provide your donors with this option - allowing you to utilize the full amount you receive, for your cause.

Fun Fact: Most donors end up covering these fees, when given the opportunity!

Donorbox can be completely free if you ask donors to cover your transaction fees.

Peter Walle

In just under a year, we’ve added over 100 recurring donors to our network— a 20% increase in donations. And in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was our most successful year of fundraising yet. Donorbox’s simple, easy to use integrations have played an undeniable role in driving this growth. Under the hood, Donorbox’s control panels give our team quick day to day insights on donor retention and campaign performance. The control panel also makes it easy for us to get our entire team involved with donor relationships.

Anna Sutton

Since implementing Donorbox, the number of monthly, recurring donors to Truthout has more than doubled currently, sustaining donations like these account for more than 20 percent of our annual budget.

Dr. Abraham George

Donorbox has allowed for greater visibility and opportunities to connect with new supporters, ultimately taking us one step closer towards reaching our annual fundraising goals.

Clint Smith

Donorbox has been instrumental in facilitating our online donations. With seamless integration into our website and easy to use features and functionality, we have been extremely pleased as an organization and would recommend Donorbox to any non profit organization looking to streamline campaign efforts.

Austin Meadows

Donorbox hit everything we were required in our fundraising software, plus your platform incorporated features we asked for in our early discussions. Now we are seeing everything we wanted and these modifications are more ice cream on the pie.

Capterra

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We’ve helped 50,000+ nonprofits raise over $1.6 billion
in 96 countries

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