Understand: PayPal vs. Stripe

Compare PayPal and Stripe side-by-side and choose how to receive the money you raise.

Before you can launch your first fundraising Experience on RallyUp, you’ll be asked to connect either a PayPal or Stripe account. Both allow you to securely receive funds as they’re raised with little to no holding period, but there are some key differences.



  • Payment processing fee: 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. These rates may change depending on your circumstances. Contact Stripe’s customer success team to confirm your fee rates.
  • Discount for registered US 501(c)(3)s: Commonly 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction. Contact Stripe to confirm.
  • International fees: Vary by country.
  • Countries supported: 46+
  • Currencies supported: 135+
  • Payout time: Depends on your payout schedule.
  • Donor payment options for RallyUp site: Debit and credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay.

Good to Know 

  • You can change the way you receive funds at any time. Any changes will be applied to all active Experiences on your account.
  • If your Experience is already active, only new donations will go to the new account. You’ll still have access to all previous donations in the old account.

Additional Knowledge Base Articles

How-to: Set Up Direct Funds 

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