Review the following questions and answers regarding Edbacker fees and charges.

Q: Are there any initial fees or charges to sign-up for an Edbacker account and to keep it continuously active? 

A: If you are signing up for an Edbacker Standard account as an individual entity (IE - individual teacher, school, PTA/PTO, etc), account registration is free!  Keeping your account active indefinitely is free as well.  Only per-transaction fees (learn more below) are applicable. 

If, however, you are with a school district and are planning to set up an Edbacker District Enterprise or Enterprise "Lite" hierarchy of accounts, there are agreed initial setup fees, etc that are associated with setup work, such as provisioning, data, etc.  Agreed per-transaction fees also apply.

Q: What are Edbacker's Per-Transaction fees and do they vary?

A: Per-transaction fees vary based on the type of fundraiser (Note: for Enterprise and Enterprise "Lite," fees are based on contract agreement).  

Fees per fundraiser type are as follows:

  • Campaigns:  5% + .30c per transaction 
  • Drawings:  5% + .30c per transaction
  • Events:  5% + .30c per transaction
  • "Fund-a-Thons":  5% + .30c per transaction
  • Membership:  2.9% + .30c per transaction
  • Volunteer:  FREE

Q: Are payment processing charges, such as PayPal charges, included in Edbacker's Per-Transaction fees?  How are Edbacker per-transaction fees broken down?  

A: Yes, PayPal payment processing charges are included in Edbacker's Per-Transaction fees.

Based on the per-transaction fees listed in the bullets above, fees are broken down as follows:

For fees set at 5% + .30c per transaction (IE - campaigns, drawings, etc):

  • 2.9% + .30c per = PayPal Processing
  • 2.1% = Edbacker Fee

For fees set at 2.9% + .30c per transaction (IE - membership):

  • 2.9% + .30c per = PayPal Processing
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