On the next screen you will be asked to cover fees of roughly 10% related to the costs of managing the Crowdrise website and processing credit card transactions.
You are not obligated to cover this fee in addition to your initial pledge and by clicking “edit” next to this amount you can opt out of this surcharge. We deeply appreciate your donation and don’t want you to be taken aback by this cost, which is actually quite competitive in the online fundraising market place.
Service and credit card fees have previously been absorbed by Rocking the Boat, but they are a real and unavoidable cost and nonprofits like ours are increasingly giving donors the option to help defray it. Whether or not you decide to cover this expense on top of your charitable donation, we wanted you to have this information. Thank you for your support!