The above donation button uses Stripe and Plaid to accept ACH/Direct Debit payments from your bank account and Stripe to accept credit card payments. We suggest donating via a bank account because it is the most cost-effective payment method. It’s easy, secure, and allows more of your gift to go to TxOHC and not for processing fees.
Plaid is a secure industry-leading service that allows for the instant verification and use of a bank account to make donations. Give Lively partners with Plaid to give you the ability to donate via ACH (direct debit from a bank account) without using your routing and bank account numbers.
Stripe, Give Lively’s primary payment processor and partner of Plaid, charges 0.8% (with a cap of $5, no matter how large the donation) to process a direct debit through Plaid. This compares to Stripe’s credit card fees, which can range from 2.2% – 3.5% depending on the card. Stripe is an independent service Give Lively uses to process donations and then distributes them to nonprofit bank accounts.