Until lately, we had purposed to operate on donations while offering the service at no direct fee on funds raised. But this was primarily because the South African law around fundraising activities did not seem to make matters easy. It for example allows only that a going rate be levied and never a percentage of raised funds. And also, fundraiser fees cannot be deducted – instead the benefactor must pay the fees once they receive the raised funds.
We have now resolved to try this same fee structure and see how it works out. As well we shall prayerfully solicit donations on the platform – to help subsidize operating and platform costs. We may waive fundraiser fees especially on partially successful appeals.
Alms campaigners should however ever anticipate incurring direct payment processing fees – which will depend entirely on the payment processing systems used for both receiving and forwarding transactions. Normally a relatively small percentage though.