Frequently Asked Questions

What is EverRibbon?

EverRibbon is an incredibly simple way to collect donations for your cause.

All you need to do to start collecting money is to sign up here, and then create a ribbon. Anyone can then donate to your cause with a credit card or bank account. EverRibbon also lets you manage your donation campaign and spread your message.

What does EverRibbon do?

EverRibbon can help your cause or charity:

How do I start collecting money?

The first step to collecting money is to create a ribbon, which is a page where people can donate to your cause. Click here to get started.

How do I get people to donate to me?

The best way to get started collecting donations is to reach out to people you know (friends, family, co-workers, etc) and ask them to either donate or share your ribbon page with others. Spreading your cause through your own personal network can be very powerful.

How much does EverRibbon cost? Are there any fees?

There is no cost or monthly fee for creating a page on EverRibbon. There is a 4.0% + 0.30 fee on all donations made. This fee goes toward paying for credit card processing and to help support EverRibbon. The fee is charged to the donor, however, so the cause will receive more money. So if a donor donates $100, the cause will receive $100 and the donor will be charged $104.30.

How do I donate to a cause?

To donate to a cause, go to any ribbon page and click on the big red 'Make a Donation' button. If you want to find causes to donate to you can look in the ribbon directory.

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes. During the donation process, you'll be able to check a box that will make a donation anonymous.

Is money donated to my ribbon safe?

EverRibbon uses the WePay API to manage money. At all times, your money is held in a FDIC-insured WePay account set up for you. Your money is never held in WePay's own accounts. Moreover, WePay will never use your money for its operating expenses or any other corporate purposes and will not voluntarily make your funds available to its creditors in the event of bankruptcy.

You can read more about WePay's security here

EverRibbon itself never has access to any of your funds, or any of your sensitive financial information.

Where does the money donated go and how can I get it?

Money donated to your ribbon page goes into a WePay account automatically set up for you. Once donations clear (1-2 business days) you can deposit the money into your bank account or send yourself (or anyone else) a check for the money. For more instructions on how to get the money from your WePay account click on the 'get money' button on the red admin bar on your ribbon page.

How does a ribbon end up on the featured ribbons list on the front page?

The feature list on the front page is an automated list of all causes that have received over $700 in donations, with the most recent causes listed first.

What about international donations?

Our payment processor, WePay, accepts international credit cards, so donors can come from anywhere. The person collecting donations on EverRibbon must have a valid US Social Security Number and US located bank account.

Are donations tax deductible?

Only donations to a registered 501c3 are tax deductible. Most causes on EverRibbon are not registered 501c3 so it is likely that your donation is not tax deductible, especially if the donation recipient is an individual or family

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