A few nonprofits have asked about the fee change that Razoo announced shortly after the last Valley Gives Day and what the plan is for this year. Our team carefully researched giving platforms this year to find a partner that would best serve the unique program goals of Valley Gives. Even with a fee of 4.9% (inclusive of credit card fees), our research shows that Razoo remains very competitive in the online crowd-fundraising industry. We have been working very closely with their team to build product and service enhancements to the platform based directly on feedback from nonprofits and donors.
We recognize that online giving and the Give Day platform have costs. The Valley Gives training and program are designed specifically to help our participating organizations realize benefits that justify the costs of participating in Valley Gives. We appreciate your feedback as we go forward and remain committed to work with our nonprofits toward continued success.
This is a 24-hour online fundraising event intended to provide a very unique opportunity for nonprofits to build a new audience and engage their donors online for a single day. We encourage every nonprofit to give careful consideration to the pros and cons of Razoo or any other provider offering year-round online contribution processing.