Facebook scraps fundraising fees for charities

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Fees have been scrapped on charity donations made through new fundraising tools that are being rolled out in the UK

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30th November 2017 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will scrap fees on all donations to non-profit organisations.

It has said it will be eliminating “non-profit fees” on “all donations made to non-profits from fundraisers, as well as donate buttons on non-profit Facebook pages, posts, and in live videos”.

Fees of 5% has previously been levied for donations received through the new fundraising tools that are being rolled out in the UK.

The social media platform had been piloting the tools, which allow charities to include donate buttons on their fundraising pages or individuals to set up fundraising pages for causes they are interested in, since September.

Now the pilot is over the tools will be fully rolled out, but without a 5% fee on donations, which had previously been levied.

Facebook said: "We have been inspired by our community raising millions for non-profit organisations with the fundraising and donation tools.

"That is why we are announcing that we are eliminating all fees on donations made to non-profits on Facebook."