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How to allow donors to cover processing fees on donation pages

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Accounts on WinRed can ask donors to cover the processing fees on your donation pages! You can enable the cover fees feature on Regular Donation or High Dollar pages.

This feature is automatically enabled on every new page created on WinRed.

Enable the Cover Fees Option

From there, go to the Form Fields tab. You will see the following toggle; set it to Yes.

Once toggled, yes, a checkbox will display below the donation amounts on the landing page.

You can pre-check this value using the URL parameter:

?cover_fees=true


Please note this will only work when one committee is added to a page.

Donor Covers Fees Calculations

When a donor accepts the toggle on a landing page, they are agreeing to cover the processing fee so that 100% of their donation goes to the candidate.

The following is a breakdown of the calculation used so that the candidate receives 100% of the donation.

Here’s an example of a $10 donation to a Grassroots Donation Page:

(Donation Amount) ➗(1 - 0.0394) = Amount Covered by Donor

($10) ➗ (1 - 0.0394) = $10.41

Here’s an example of a $1,000 donation to a High Dollar Donation Page:

(Donation Amount) ➗(1 - 0.032) = Amount Covered by Donor

($1,000) ➗ (1 - 0.032) = $1033.06

Below are some common amounts that will be affected by Donor Covers Fees.

Regular Donations

Transaction Type

Donation Amount

Amount with Donor Covers Fees

Regular Donation

$25.00

$26.03

Regular Donation

$50.00

$52.05

Regular Donation

$100.00

$104.10

Regular Donation

$250.00

$260.25

Regular Donation

$500.00

$520.51

Regular Donation

$1,000.00

$1,041.02

High Dollar Donations

Transaction Type

Donation Amount

Amount with Donor Covers Fees

High Dollar Donation

$500.00

$516.53

High Dollar Donation

$1,000.00

$1,033.06

High Dollar Donation

$2,900.00

$2,995.87

Bulk Update Cover Fees

You can use Bulk Updater to add or remove this field across pages on the account.

Questions?

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