Select Advanced Pricing instead of Free Pricing under special circumstances.
Free Pricing is our most popular and recommended pricing option because you don’t pay a platform fee ever. Donors are given the opportunity to leave a tip to help Givebacks (formerly MemberHub) cover platform costs. But even if no one leaves a tip, you still won’t be charged a platform fee. Free Pricing offers all the same fundraising features as Advanced Pricing.
So, why might your organization consider choosing Advanced Pricing?
This is a question we encounter often, and there are actually a few good answers. Percent pricing tends to work better for organizations in the following scenarios.
You Don’t Want to Ask Your Donors to Tip
With Free Pricing, donors are asked if they want to leave an optional tip during checkout:
Donors can easily decline to tip. However, some organizers prefer not to ask donors for tips at all. With Advanced Pricing, donors are never asked to leave a tip.
You’re Running an Auction-Only Fundraiser
If your organization is running an auction in addition to other fundraising activities (sale, event, etc.), you can still select Free Pricing. However, if you’re only running an auction, you’re required to use Advanced Pricing.
A Corporate Sponsor is Covering Fundraising Costs
In some cases, fundraiser organizers partner with a corporate sponsor who agrees to cover the fundraising costs. Typically, sponsors cover platform fees, so 100% of the fundraiser’s donations can go directly to the recipient organization.
Advanced Pricing applies a 7.5% platform fee to each donation, making it easier for corporate sponsors to estimate the amount they’ll pay to sponsor the fundraiser.
Good to Know
- Free Pricing raffles and sweepstakes offer donors bonus entries in exchange for leaving a tip, while Advanced Pricing raffles and sweepstakes don’t.