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Is Square the best way to collect donations for your nonprofit?

While Square allows nonprofits to collect online donations and gather donor information, it does not offer any nonprofit-specific perks or discount at the moment. Read the full comparison to learn more.

Fees
2.9% + $.30 per transaction
Fundraising possibility
Accept donations online

Donations on POS (in-person)

Collect and store donor information
Supporting your fundraising efforts from start to finish:
Online donations
Event ticketing
Memberships
Peer-to-peer campaigns
Donor management
and more!
Tax receipts
You can’t issue tax-compliant receipts with Square
Automated tax receipts are sent to your donors right away
Customer support
Not tailored to the needs of nonprofits
A team of nonprofit experts dedicated to empowering nonprofits
Donation forms
Customize donation amounts

Add a title, an image, and a description
Entirely customizable donation forms
Collect donor information with custom questions
Add your brand elements
Customize donation amounts
Embed donation forms on your website, social media, and more!
Event ticketing
Sell more fundraiser tickets, for free:
Create event custom registration forms
Generate scannable eTickets 
Manage your events and sales
Learn more about our ticketing platform >
Likelihood to recommend
84.6% of Square users would recommend it to other NPOs
98.8% of Zeffy users would recommend it to other NPOs
Ease of use
Capterra rating

4.6/5
Nonprofit discount
Square doesn’t offer nonprofit discounts.

If you generate more than $250,000 per year in card transactions, you may be eligible to receive a custom transaction rate. 
100% free, for all nonprofits.
See how we're 100% free >
Fees
2.9% + $.30 per transaction
0%
Credit card fees

Monthly fees
Completely free
2.9% + $.30 per transaction

Accept donations online

Donations on POS (in-person)

Collect & store donor information
End-to-end fundraising platform:
Online donations
Event ticketing
Memberships
Peer-to-peer campaigns
Donor management
And more!

You can’t issue tax-compliant receipts with Square
Automated tax recipes are sent to your donors right away
Customer Support is not tailored to the needs of nonprofits.
A team of nonprofit experts dedicated to empowering nonprofits
Customize donation amounts.

Add a title, an image, and a description.
Full customizable donation forms:
Collect donor information with custom questions
Add your brand elements
Customize donation amounts and specify their impact
Embed donation forms on your website, social media, and more!
Sell more event tickets, for free:
Create event custom registration forms
Generate scannable eTickets
Manage your events and sales
Learn more about our free ticketing platform >
84.6% of Square users would recommend it to other NPOs
98.8% of Zeffy users would recommend it to other NPOs
Ease of use
(Capterra rating)

4.6/5
Square doesn’t offer nonprofit discounts.
100% free, for all nonprofits.
See how we're 100% free >
2.9% + $.30 per transaction
0%
Credit card fees

Monthly fees
Completely free

"Zeffy allows us to manage all our fundraising needs from one software. Tax receipts are automatically sent and our donors' information is securely stored. The platform is easy to use and the support is very kind, and free! We are part of the same team, working together to reach our goal."

- Marie-Cécile V. - Executive Director
Zileos.org