As a non-profit foundation, GivenGain is truly one of a kind. Usually, companies become commercially successful before giving back, but in our case, nothing would have happened without the starting belief that "it is more blessed to give than to receive".
It is with that in mind that we started GivenGain in 2001 with the following simple idea: to massively boost non-profits' fundraising potential by giving them the tools to empower their supporters to fundraise on their behalf.
It was only in 2004, on the momentum of GivenGain's core transactional engine, that our Founders created PayProp – essentially a commercialisation of the GivenGain payment platform for the property industry – under the banner of technology services group Humanstate.
Today, we enjoy the service-based, infrastructural and financial support of PayProp – which has quickly grown to become a leading rental payment platform in multiple regions – and of Humanstate.
That is also how we manage to keep it lean, by only taking a 5% admin fee, all of which is re-invested into building new tools to make giving better for everyone. We help people change the world through automation, the passion of a handful of devotees, and a little help from our friends. Read more about our fees here. You might say we're the quintessential non-profit for non-profits.
GivenGain partners with leading organisations in the non-profit, payment and technology areas to improve our user experience and advance online charitable fundraising.
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Yes. Although the service is month-to-month (meaning you can cancel at any time), we need terms and conditions to govern use of our services.
All GivenGain charities must be registered with their particular government, and may be asked to submit the equivalent of the US 501(c)3 letter (the tax exemption letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service to a registered non-profit organisation in the United States), also called a Charitable Registration Letter or Verification of Charitable Status.
No. The GivenGain Foundation does not offer any form of financial support, loans or grants to charities or individuals. GivenGain provides a secure, online donation processing and fundraising service globally to charities and fundraisers who wish to fundraise for these charities.
To apply for a charity account: https://www.givengain.com/list/
To register your individual fundraiser account: https://www.givengain.com/join/
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Yes. GivenGain has enabled fundraising support for charities since 2001. Please feel free to contact any of our partner charities for their experience of our service. The GivenGain Foundation, a non-profit foundation registered in the highly regulated Swiss non-profit sector, provides an extra layer of security and trust by managing all donations on the GivenGain platform.
*Please note that if you wish to contact a specific charity, you can do so from the "About" section on their profile page.