Simple, fair fees - and no hidden charges!
We take 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 start fundraising with InvestMyCommunity.
Our marketing fee (platform 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.
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. And unlike other platforms, there is no additional +20p; it may seem innocuous but on a £5 donation, a 1.9% + 20p payment processing fee is 5.9%. Quite a difference.
Keep more of your funds raised.
With the closure of Virgin Money Giving in November 2021, we believe that InvestMyCommunity is now the ONLY full-feature platform in the UK to offer your supporters the option to cover its fees on your behalf.
We provide our service to you – our client charities, schools, faith organisations and sports clubs – so you should pay for that service, right?
But we do tell every supporter exactly how much we will charge you for their donation, and then we offer them the option to cover our fee on your behalf so that you receive 100% of their gift.
Whilst take-up isn’t guaranteed, typically a generous 70% or more of supporters choose this option which means you could receive more of the funds raised with InvestMyCommunity than with any other platform.
How is this different to a "tip"?
It’s a very good question – there is a subtle but critical difference.
By either paying our fees on your behalf or making a “tip” or “voluntary contribution” to another platform, your supporter is choosing to make a payment on top of their donation. But who benefits from their generosity?
A “tip” is simply additional revenue for that platform. It makes no difference to how much of the funds raised you receive.
In contrast, if a supporter chooses to pay our fees on your behalf, then you receive 100% of their gift and you benefit from their generosity.
The default “tip” requested by other platforms can be as high as 15% of the donation; our fees will NEVER exceed 6.5% (and are almost always less) – so your supporters pay less, too.
You receive more, your supporters pay less. Sounds good, right?
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.
By the way, it’s worth noting that with such a high take-up of this option, Premium could cost just 1.8% or less of funds raised – that’s less than just the payment processing fee of other platforms. In fact, Premium could cost just £5* more than Essentials for every £1,000 raised!
You can see how our fees compare in the table below so you can decide for yourself.