April 6, 2019

Ask IH: Does anyone have experience with Donorbox?

Chris @blunicorn

Hey IHers, I'm looking into different 3rd party services for taking taking donations. My criteria are fairly simple:

  • It should be straightforward to setup
  • Easy to add to wordpress
  • Preferably not dependent on Paypal, I've never been a fan
  • Take donations from anywhere globally, and not necessarily USD only.
  • Setup recurring payments, ideally monthly.

I know donorbox ticks all these boxes and uses Stripe which I like, but it's a space I'm unfamiliar with so wondering what else is worth considering?


  1. 3

    I have. They are great and affordable.

    1. 1

      Thanks :-)

      1. 2

        If you can, it’s way better to bypass third party services and just use Stripe. It keeps data management much better.

        1. 1

          yeah I know, also it would save a load of money, it seems like stripe is expecting people to go with a 3rd party almost - found this just now https://stripe.com/works-with/type/platform/category/fundraising ...I will look into a few of these though. Sadly, I'm not a developer, so building something myself is also out of the question.

          I think something like donorbox might be fine for the sake of MVP and if the project works out then I can look at something custom/direct with stripe :)

          1. 2

            There is also https://www.givelively.org/ I never used it, but it seems like it's build on Stripe—and they don't charge any fees either.

            1. 1

              Thanks, that looks like a good option as well, I'll try and compare the two in a bit more detail, but the fact it's free is obviously a huge plus!

  2. 1

    I believe it's what Jordan Peterson uses as a result of him leaving Patreon. So that would be a big +