Simple, fair fees - and no hidden charges!
We believe in taking an ethical approach to our pricing – we keep our charges simple and transparent.
There are no hidden or fixed charges – that’s no set-up fee, and no subscription fees. It doesn’t cost a penny to launch your campaign!
Our marketing fee for Premium with loads of content, photos and videos, a full suite of features including mini-campaigns and the support of a dedicated campaign manager is just 5% funds raised, including Gift Aid where applicable.
If you prefer our DIY option to run a simple campaign with basic tools, then Essentials is 3% of funds raised.
Whichever option you choose, there is a small payment processing charge of 1.5% of the money donation only. Note that we do not add a fixed amount; for example a fixed 20p adds another 4% to a £5 donation.
We will NEVER ask your donators for a tip!!
We prefer to be honest – we are a business (albeit a tiny UK business!).
We will NEVER use misleading language to (mis)represent ourselves as a non-profit organisation, nor use disingenuous language or underhand means to solicit a “tip to cover our operating costs” from your donators.
Our "Donator Pays the Fee" option
InvestMyCommunity is 100% transparent: we tell every donator exactly how much our fees are for their donation, and we offer them the OPTION to cover our fees on your behalf, so that you receive 100% of their gift.
This is completely discretionary – and unlike other platforms’ “tips” or “voluntary contributions” – InvestMyCommunity earns the same fee whether the donator chooses to cover it or not. Nevertheless, take up of this option is typically high which means that the net charge for Premium could be 1.8%* or less of funds raised – that’s less than just the payment processing fee of many platforms. Or put another way, Premium could cost just £5* more than Essentials for every £1,000 raised!
Click below to download a PDF illustration of how our fees apply – and how InvestMyCommunity’s “Donator Pays the Fee” option could benefit your organisation.
* For illustration purposes only based on c.70% of donations being received with InvestMyCommunity’s “Donator Pays the Fee” option being taken up. No guarantee is given or implied.
The BEST value? You decide...
With simple, transparent fees, no fixed fees and with the option of your donators covering our charges on your behalf, we are confident that we offer the best value of any fundraising platform. Plus, should you opt for Premium, then you get all of those additional features and support to maximise your success.
You can see how our fees compare in the table below so you can decide for yourself.