- Target location: Global
- Platform fee: 2.9% and $0.30 card processing fee
- Model: Donation-based
- Operating from: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
- Ideal For: Social causes, engaging donors with online fundraising, non-profit organizations, etc.
Mightycause is an online fundraising platform used by nonprofit organizations and individuals to raise money for charitable and personal causes.
Mightycause empowers ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things by providing an easy-to-use platform where users can create fundraising pages to collect donations from their friends, families, and communities.
Mightycause was founded in 2006 (formerly known as Razoo) to help underfunded nonprofits and people in need lift themselves up, and lift each other up, with the power of crowdfunding.
Since then they have grown into an industry leader that serves thousands of nonprofit organizations across the United States, hosts multi-million dollar, community-led Giving Events, empowers everyday people to raise money for themselves or their favorite charitable causes, and build grassroots support with easy social sharing options. They have raised over $600 million on Mightycause since their inception, and that number is growing each day.
- Making donations on Mightycause is safe and secure.
- Mightycause does not impose goal requirements, so even if a fundraiser does not meet its goal, they will get to keep all of the donations they receive.
- All nonprofit’s are opted into our free pricing plan – we retain a small percentage of each transaction.
- They offer Advanced features for nonprofit’s interested in a more comprehensive fundraising experience.
How it works
Certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization can use Mightycause year-round to raise money for their cause. Donors can make one-time donations, or choose to make recurring donation through Mightycause. Mightycause offers a donation widget that can be embedded on websites, blogs, and Facebook to collect donations. Nonprofits can also creating fundraisers for specific campaigns or programs and organize peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.
Donations made on Mightycause go to the Mightycause Foundation, which is a donor-advised fund. On a monthly basis, the Foundation batches together the previous month’s donations and sends that amount to the nonprofit as a grant. This allows Mightycause to issue tax receipts and annual giving statements to donors, easing administrative burdens.
On Mightycause, individuals can set up fundraisers for their favorite charities on Mightycause. Users can create a page connected to a charity on Mightycause and collect donations from their family, friends, and people in their social network to support causes that matter to them. Because Mightycause sends payments directly to nonprofits, donors can feel secure that the money they contribute goes directly to the cause they support.
Personal cause fundraisers
Anyone can sign up for an account on Mightycause and raise money for a personal cause, whether it’s medical bills, emergencies, pet expenses, or helping a loved one in need. Personal cause fundraisers create a page where they can tell their story and collect donations. Payments are processed by our payment processor, and then transferred into the fundraiser’s bank account after a brief holding period.
Terms & Fees
These are the terms and fees for Mightycause’s crowdfunding campaigns:
|Fee For Personal Fundraising:
|Fee For Certified Charity Fundraising:
|Payment Processing Fee:
|2.2% + $0.29 per payment
Some time ago, Mightycause eliminated their platform fee — the payment processing fee is the only fee you’ll be paying on what you raise. Even the payment processing fee, at 2.2% + $0.29 per payment, is lower than that of most competitors (the typical payment processing charge is 2.9% + 29 or 30 cents per transaction).
For more information: https://www.mightycause.com/charity-fundraising/