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A payment processing solution built exclusively for nonprofits.

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Payment Processing, Exclusively for Nonprofits

Classy Pay is Classy's seamless integration with the Stripe processor, built to meet the unique needs of the modern nonprofit. Offering industry-leading fraud prevention tools, automatic credit card updating for recurring gifts, and payout reconciliation right inside your Classy account, Classy Pay allows your nonprofit to get paid faster and easier than ever before. Low processing fees and no hidden charges ensure you’re spending more money where it matters most—your mission.

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Save Time and Money

We're proud to offer low processing rates for credit card and ACH transactions. Get faster access to your funds with daily cash-out, and reconcile your payments and deposits right from your Classy account, where all of your transaction data lives in one place.

“I love being able to log into the Classy dashboard and have everything I need for reconciliation right there.”
Operation Broken Silence

Mark Hackett

Executive Director

Operation Broken Silence

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Powerful Fraud Prevention

Protect your organization and your donors with industry-leading fraud prevention tools. Stripe Radar is built directly into the payment flow and automatically detects and blocks fraudulent payments. Enjoy stronger security with fewer false positives, so you and your donors can rest easy.

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Retain More Recurring Gifts

Did you know that 47% of nonprofits make no attempt to retain a recurring gift after a credit card expires?* Classy Pay’s automatic credit card updater works behind the scenes with card networks to update payment details when a card expires or is lost or stolen, so your fundraising won’t miss a beat.

* The Nonprofit Recurring Giving Benchmark, a 2018 study conducted by Salesforce & NextAfter
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Invested in Innovation

We're focused on building more flexible payment options so your donors can donate how, when, and where they want, and this is just the beginning. Classy Pay supports payments by credit card, ACH, and digital wallets, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay.

Switching Is Easy

If you're a current Classy customer and are interested in switching from your current payment processor to Classy Pay powered by Stripe, talk to your Classy Rep today to get started.

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Talk to your Classy Rep to learn more about Classy Pay powered by Stripe.

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Once verified, enter your bank account details in Classy Manager to ensure prompt fund disbursement.

See the Classy Advantage

Classy supports the following payment processing solutions to accept donations and process payments online: Classy Pay, WePay,, and Braintree.

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  Classy Pay Powered by Stripe logoWePay a Chase Company logoBraintree a Paypal Service logo
Payment Processor Fees 2.2% + $0.30 for Visa, Mastercard, and Discover

+1% for American Express
2.2% + $0.30 for Visa, Mastercard, and Discover

+1% for American Express
Specific to the merchant account2.2% + $0.30 for Visa, Mastercard, and Discover

+1.05% for American Express
+ 1% for International
Other Costs (Non-Fees) NoneNone$49 Setup Fee

$25 Monthly gateway fee
Checkout with PayPal button available with a predetermined PayPal transaction fee
Merchant of Record Your NonprofitYour NonprofitYour NonprofitYour Nonprofit
Frequency of Fund Deposits Daily, weekly, or monthlyDaily, weekly, or monthlyReal-time2-3 Business Days for Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. 3-5 Business Days for American Express.
Classy Transaction Fees Collected at the time of checkoutCollected at the time of checkoutInvoiced monthlyInvoiced monthly
Self-Service Donor Tools Donors may update billing information through the Classy Supporter ProfileDonors may update billing information through the Classy Supporter ProfileDonors may update billing information through the Classy Supporter ProfileDonors may update billing information through the Classy Supporter Profile
Fraud Prevention Stripe Radar fraud prevention and monitoring services includedDedicated Trust & Safety Team that monitors all account activityFraud filters that must be adjusted within the merchant accountFraud filters that must be adjusted within the merchant account
Setup Time Frame Same daySame day3-5 business daysUS: 2 weeks

Canada: 3-6 weeks
Chargebacks $15 per chargebackNo chargeback fee$25 per chargeback$15 per chargeback
ACH Payments 1% + $0.30Not SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported

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  • What support is available for organizations using Classy Pay?

    The Classy Care team is standing by to help out with any questions relating to Classy Pay payments or disbursements. You can find answers to commonly asked questions in our support center, or click here to get in contact with the Care team. And as always, you can monitor the health of all Classy systems on our status page.

  • I have recurring donations processing on another payment processor. Can I migrate them to Classy Pay?

    Absolutely. We encourage you to migrate your recurring donors over to Classy for two reasons: a) it keeps all your online giving in one place, and b) we’ve built the Classy platform with donor retention and engagement top of mind. Our Professional Services team will partner with you along every step of the migration. We provide a template of the fields required for the migration, work with you to correct any issues with the data, and facilitate the re-tokenization process. Finally, we provide metrics on how those recurring donations are processing for the two weeks following the migrations.

  • Who can use Classy Pay?

    Any US-based 501c3 organization with a Classy Pro Lite, Pro, or Enterprise plan can use Classy Pay to process payments online.

  • What are the fees for using Classy Pay?

    Credit card transactions are processed at 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction for Visa, Discover, and Mastercard transactions.
    For American Express transactions, the fees are 3.2% + $0.30.
    ACH transactions are processed at a rate of 1% + $0.30 per transaction.

    There are no setup costs, maintenance costs, or support fees for Classy Pay.
    Additional charges may apply, including platform subscription and transaction fees.

  • How does Stripe Radar work?

    Stripe Radar automatically detects and blocks fraudulent payments using the power of machine learning to evaluate each payment’s risk level in real time by tapping into data from Stripe’s global network of millions of businesses.
    When a business using Stripe sees a new card for the first time, there's an 89% chance that Stripe Radar has previously seen the card elsewhere on the Stripe network. This data all feeds into our fraud modeling, along with card blacklists from Stripe’s financial partners.
    Adding these additional signals to identify fraud helps businesses reduce fraud by up to an additional 25% over other fraud prevention methods.