There's no way around the fact that fundraising can be expensive. Experts estimate that the cost of fundraising typically ranges from 10% for a capital campaign to 20% for direct mail to as much as 50% for a special event.

When the giver controls the experience - and especially when the giver uses Givio - the costs are about as low as can be in the fundraising world. In fact, the only way for a gift to be cheaper than using Givio is if somebody else pays for the costs of your giving, or if you walk into the nonprofit's office and hand them a check.