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Today’s donors are reaching for their smartphones—instead of their wallets

Nearly 43% of donors on the GiveCampus platform currently make their gift using a mobile wallet—and they love it.

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Pie chart showing donor preferences: 40% digital wallets, 35% Visa, 24% other credit cards. 1% ACH and Crypto.

It’s a fact—donors who give to educational institutions prefer the convenience of mobile

The pandemic accelerated the move to mobile and now there’s no turning back. At some schools, more donors now give with digital wallets than with Visa, American Express, and Mastercard combined.

There are more ways to pay than credit or debit

We think donors should be able to give the way they want to give—and now yours can. GiveCampus has native support for ALL digital wallets. We even accept 75 different types of cryptocurrency.

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Logos for PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Bitcoin.
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Schools that accept mobile wallets are reaping significant rewards

Donor conversion rates for schools that accept digital wallets are 2.5 percentage points greater than schools that do not. And institutions that accept crypto stand to gain, too.

Tap one of the fastest growing donor demographics—and the most generous

Many of your major donor prospects enjoy the tax benefits of making cryptocurrency donations. And, according to a recent study by Fidelity Charitable, crypto investors are more charitably inclined.


Average online cash donation


Average online crypto donation


Crypto gifts are exponentially larger


Prepare Your School to Participate in the Crypto Economy

There’s a good chance you’ve already been approached by alumni interested in donating crypto assets to your annual fund or other initiatives. And if the subject hasn’t come up yet, it will.

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Digital Wallets: Donors’ Payment Method of Choice

Making a gift with a digital wallet is 80 seconds faster than using a credit card. That’s just one of many reasons 40% of donors today prefer to pay with PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

Get the facts about digital wallets

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Our partnership with GiveCampus has allowed us to meet our donors where they are! We proudly accept Paypal, Venmo, Apple Pay, and Crypto!

Samantha Quinn

Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship at School Year Abroad

Making it easier to give makes it easier to get

Schools who partner with GiveCampus for online giving see an average uptick of 18% in funds raised.

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