Global NGOs Accepting Online Donations and Accepted Payment Methods

Proof Point

2018 Global NGO Tech Report found that more than 70% of NGOs worldwide leverage online channels to accept donations, with credit card payment most used method

Global NGOs Accepting Online Donations and Accepted Payment Methods

2017 (percentage)

Note: Data from 2018 Global NGO Technology Report, sponsored by Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, which surveyed 5,352 NGOs across 164 countries

Proof Point Findings

  • Online Donations – 72% of respondents in 2018 Global NGO Tech Report accept online donations through their website
  • Common Payment Methods – Credit card identified as most used payment method, with 80% of NGOs using it for online fundraising initiatives, followed by Paypal (47%) and direct debit (40%)
  • Advancing Payment Technology – Though lagging behind conventional online payment methods, some NGOs already accept donations through digital wallets and Bitcoin
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include continued growing trend of raising funds through online channels, increasing social awareness, and proliferation of NGOs using digital tools to advocate cause

Market Disruption

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
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Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)


Date Last Updated

June 12, 2018

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