Review the following questions and answers regarding Livingtree Give's account charges and per-transaction fees.

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

A: If you register for an LT Give "Individual" account as an individual person or entity (IE - individual teacher, school, PTA/PTO, etc), account registration is free!  Keeping your account open indefinitely is also free.  Only per-transaction fees (learn more below) are applicable.  To register for an LT Give Individual account, click here.

If you, however, are part of a school district, Ed foundation, etc and are planning to set up a LT Give District-wide Enterprise or Enterprise "Lite" hierarchy of accounts, there are additional charges/fees (such as implementation/developer work, account provisioning, data management, etc) for setup.  These charges/fees are agreed to per signed sales contract with Livingtree.  

To speak to a Livingtree sales representative about setting up a LT Give Enterprise or Enterprise "Lite" District-wide platform, please complete this form.

Q: What are Livingtree Give's 's per-transaction fees and do they vary per fundraiser type?

A: Per-transaction fees vary based on the type of fundraiser (Note: for LT Give Enterprise and Enterprise "Lite" district  accounts, per-transaction fees are based on agreed contract).  

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 LT Give's Per-Transaction fees?  How are LT Give's per-transaction fees broken down?  

A: Yes, PayPal payment processing charges are included in LT Give'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% = LT Give Fee

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

  • 2.9% + .30c per = PayPal Processing
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