FundHero vs PayPal

Posted: Jul 29th, 2020 Updated: Dec 24, 2020

Why should you use FundHero when you can use a credit card processor like PayPal or Stripe? FundHero actually uses Stripe as our partner for credit card processing because they are a safe and reliable system for accepting online payments. However, these sites are just that, credit card processors. They don’t allow you to store donor data, track interactions, and have quick reports for filing financial reports. As your sidekick, FundHero fills our tool with the best arsenal possible so you can spend less time on fundraising and more time with people.


FundHero features that are not found with credit card processors:


Donor Management

FundHero’s donor management system lets you track: pledges, meetings, calls, emails, and all your donor interaction. These logs will help remind you of all your recent conversations. You can also organize your donors into groups based on traits, donation amount, and more.


Contribution Management

Not only will your online donations auto-populate in FundHero, you can also log all your check and cash donations. All your donation information will be in one system for easy reporting and a quick view of each donor's contribution history.


Recurring Donors

It’s easy for your donors to set up recurring donations so you can have a consistent flow of donations each month. Studies have shown that recurring donors bring in a higher overalls donation amount.


Donor Fee Coverage

Every donor has the option to cover the processing fee on the donation. We’ve even found that more than 65% of donors cover the fee, this means more money is going straight to your cause.


Optimized Donation Pages

Every donation page is optimized with ease-of use in mind. Preset donation amounts, a fee coverage option, and visuals help push donors to complete their donation at a higher amount. It’s also optimized for mobile transactions so no matter what device your donors are using, the donation process will be seamless.


Pre-built Reports

Pre-built reports make it quick and easy to download all the necessary information for financial deadlines or board meetings.


Pre-drafted Templates

No more researching best practices or making sure you’ve hit all the right points in your email. Using FundHero’s templates you can quickly get out an email campaign to help boost your fundraising.


Automated Donor Follow Ups

Each donation that comes in online receives an automated email with donation information and a brief thank you. This helps each donor to track their donations and to feel appreciated.


Mailchimp Integration

Partnering with a robust email tool like Mailchimp means that you can send mass emails with fundraising drives, newsletters, and general organization updates to your list. You can keep your donor list more selective within FundHero, and a larger list within Mailchimp.


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Sam Shurtleff

With a background in business and entrepreneurship, Sam brings a unique view to the FundHero world. Focusing on product development and user success her goal is to help candidates and nonprofits become better fundraisers with all the right tools at their fingertips.