How The Small Donor Boom Drives Millions To Credit Card Processors

A Newsy analysis found that the small donor revolution has also helped direct millions of dollars to the middlemen that process donations.
Posted at 7:57 AM, Nov 23, 2019

This story was published in partnership with Politico. Survey results are via Ipsos

The internet has revolutionized how donors behave. People now give more frequently and in smaller amounts than ever before. But every time you donate online, there's a processing cost.

While it's a matter of cents on the dollar, those pennies can add up fast. And in recent years, as small-dollar donations have ramped up, credit card processing costs have exploded.