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FAQ

About Causes

As much as you need for your cause. You set your limit!
Your cause will not appear in our search engine and will only be accessible from direct link unless your cause satisfies the following requirements:
  • Have at least one picture in your cause.
  • You must have a user profile picture.
Your cause has probably been deactivated due to some activity infringement; please check our Terms & Conditions to see the activities allowed by GetYourCause. If you think that your cause should be activated and it's not, please contact us.
Sharing your cause is the key to a success campaign: post on Twitter, create a page on Facebook, send your link through your e-mail to your contacts... Anything to get more people to notice and get more backing. By sharing your cause you have 91% more possibilities to reach your goal.
Everybody! You can choose the type of cause that most fits your needs. You don't need to own a non-profit organization; each backing is treated as a personal payment, so you don't have to worry about it.

About Account

No! You can create your own account on GetYourCause although it's strongly recommended to Sign In with your Facebook/Twitter/Google account basically because it takes less time!

About Rewards

No, it's not. However, we recommend including some type of reward with your cause even if it's trivial. Think that it's always better to receive something insignificant before receiving nothing.
Whatever you desire as long as you comply with our Terms & Conditions. From a thank you letter to something more significant. Take the time to study and design your rewards well and consider the value of each type. A good reward list will notably increase your success.

About PayPal

Both of these types of accounts let you accept money from others. It's mandatory to upgrade your PayPal account because if not you won't be able to accept online backing. To upgrade to Premium or Business is completely free; upgrade your account in the PayPal website before creating your cause in order to avoid waiting time. For further information, click here.
You will need to get your PayPal account verified in order to transfer your funds into your associated bank account.
Login with you PayPal account; on Overview you will see the current status and a link "Get Verified". To get verified status you will need to link your bank account or credit card. For further information, click here.
  • Within the US: 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction
  • Within the UK: 1.4% and 3.4% plus 20p per transaction
  • Within the EU: 1.9% - 3.4% + €0.35 per transaction
  • Within Australia: 2.4% plus $0.30 per transaction
  • Within Canada: 1.9% - 2.9% + $0.30 CAD per transaction
Currency conversion fees might apply. For more information about PayPal fees click here.

About Backing

Everything is built in with GetYourCause. After sign up you will be able to set your cause up and share your cause with your friends and family. The more people you reach, the more possible backers you get. Your backers will make their pledge on your cause's page using debit/credit card or their PayPal account, and you will receive each payment instantly on your PayPal account.
Yes! You can accept pledges from all around the world in one of following supported currencies:
  • USD - US Dollar
  • GBP - British Pound
  • EUR - Euro
  • CAD - Canadian Dollar
  • AUD - Australian Dollar
Keep in mind that to allow payments on those currencies you must have added the specific currency on your PayPal account. If you want to know more about currencies, please click here.
When someone backs your cause, we will send you an e-mail notification where you will be able to review your backing information. Also, from your account dashboard, you can check all backing and contact any of your backers.
GetYourCause automatically deducts from total pledge amount a 5% fee from each backing that you receive for creative and personal causes and a 1% fee for social causes, if you don't receive any backing, no fees are charged.
Note: consider PayPal fees per transaction.

About Backers

No! Although it is highly recommended. At any rate, your backers will just need to visit your cause and complete their backing through PayPal.
No way! Backers won't be charged any fees; the amount of each pledge is final!
Each cause is strictly reviewed by our Team, even though we can't ensure the truthfulness of each story one hundred percent. If you think that some cause is not real, please contact us.
You can! When filling out your backing information, check the Anonymous checkbox and only the creator cause will know who you are; your information will be hidden from other users.
The laws of your country may apply on your backing, in most of the countries only the non-profit causes are considered tax-deductible. We recommend contacting your tax advisor for more information.

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