Set Up Stripe Payments

Raisely uses Stripe as a payment gateway, they're responsible for charging your donors' cards, preventing card fraud, converting currencies, and depositing money into your bank account.

Non-profits around the world use Stripe to accept payments. If you have charity status and would like to discuss charity pricing, email nonprofit@stripe.com.

If you would like to set up Paypal as an additional payment option for supporters, take a look at this article.

To begin with Stripe, you need to either create a Stripe account or connect a Stripe account you already have.

Create A Stripe Account πŸ”—

Within your campaign, select Settings from the navigation links on the left. After that, select Payments, then Connect or Create a Stripe Account.


This link will open Stripe in a separate tab, depending on your browser configuration, your browser may block the new tab from opening. If a new tab doesn't open, check your URL bar to see if it has been blocked:

Otherwise, the Stripe setup will open in a new tab like so:

To create a new account, simply fill out the form and click the "Authorize access to this account" button at the bottom of the page. You will be taken back to Raisely right away.

You will now see your new Stripe account listed under Connected Accounts. Press the purple "Save Changes" button to save this account to your campaign.

Congratulations! You now have a Stripe account, and that account is linked to your Raisely campaign πŸ™Œ

Connect a Stripe Account πŸ”—

Connecting an existing Stripe account is even easier. Follow the same steps as above, but simply click the "Sign In" button in the top right-hand corner of the Stripe page, located here:

This will take you to a Stripe login page where you can enter your Stripe username and password. You'll be redirected back to the Raisely website, where you will see your Stripe account listed under Connected Accounts. Press the purple "Save Changes" button to save the account to your campaign.

Congratulations! Your Stripe account is now linked to your Raisely campaign πŸ™Œ

Switch To Live! πŸ”—

By default, all campaigns start out in Test Mode. Test Mode lets you design and develop a campaign; add in test donations to populate the campaign; and test your custom fields, web designs, and more. When in Test mode, you can make donations using a Stripe test card to make sure everything is working as it should.

Note: Stripe now has free 24/7 phone and chat support.

When you’re ready to launch, return to Settings, then select Payments. Click the "Off" button to "On" in the Live Payments panel.

And now you're live! πŸŽ‰ You can now accept donations and run your campaign. Happy fundraising!

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