A voluntary contribution is an additional amount you can choose to give to support Zeffy. This is our only source of revenue and allows us to cover all of the fees for the 10,000+ nonprofits that fundraise with Zeffy.
If the nonprofit you're donating to uses Zeffy's platform, you’ll be asked if you’d like to give an additional contribution and the end of your transaction.
Not everyone gives every time, and that's okay. Our voluntary contribution model is just that: voluntary. If you choose not to leave an additional contribution, your nonprofit still gets 100% of your donation.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin, ON provide mentoring relationships to children who face adversity in hopes of creating a better and brighter future for them. Every year they host three events using Zeffy online fundraising solutions. Curl for Kids and Golf for Kids use our event registration forms and Gift of Flight Raffle, sponsored by West Jet, uses our raffles and lotteries forms. (The fees Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin saved were calculated with a 5% average fee—platform and credit card transaction fees combined.)Read more >
YWCA Lethbridge has a staff of around 50 with an annual budget of $5 million. A chunk of their budget comes from donations, but not all. The rest comes from government grants. They have been using Zeffy’s 100% free fundraising platform for nonprofits since 2022, mostly to sell tickets to their annual Royal Gala. (The fees YWCA Lethbridge saved were calculated with a 5% average fee—platform and credit card transaction fees combined.)Read more >
Noelle’s Gift to Children is committed to improving the lives of children in Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada. Every year they host a gala, a 5K run, and a raffle to raise funds and use Zeffy’s forms for almost all of them. (The fees Noelle’s Gift to Children saved were calculated with a 5% average fee—platform and credit card transaction fees combined.)Read more >