The online fundraising platform is one of a number over the last 12 months to rethink how charities and supporters are charged for online fundraising activity.
Online fundraising provider Crowdfunder has overhauled its payments structure to axe all transaction and platform fees for charities.
The fundraising platform’s fee changes see any donations received via Crowdfunder administered by the Charities Trust. This includes Gift Aid.
Instead supporters will be asked if they want to offer a financial “tip” to the platform to cover costs, but this will be optional.
“Every penny raised for charity should go to charity,” said Crowdfunder Creative Director Simon Deverell.
“The millions of hard-working fundraisers deserve platforms that put their goals - to raise as much money for their chosen cause - first.
“For too long fundraising platforms have profited from people’s goodwill. We are not in the business of making money out of charitable giving and believe this model is outdated. The British public deserves better.
“That’s why we’ve launched a totally fee free fundraising platform and will roll out rewards-based pledging and match funding over the next six months. That’s the future of fundraising.”
Andrew Moore, the Trust’s Director of Private Fundraising and Communications, said: “Fundraising platforms usually cost money which reduces the amount we receive to save and rebuild lives by clearing landmines and explosives.
"Crowdfunder’s new fee free fundraising feature will ensure every penny raised by our committed supporters goes directly to our lifesaving work.”
Last November Charity Checkout revamped its fee structure as part of a growing trend of online fundraising platforms to look at the way they charge charities and supporters.
It announced it was axing the five per cent platform fee it charged on donations following a survey of charity clients. Donors instead are asked if they wish to make a voluntary contribution to the platform.
Also last year The Good Exchange removed fees to organisational funders and individual donors.
This followed Virgin Money Giving’s announcement that donors can cover all charity fees. It had previously offered an option to cover just platform fees but has now extended that to cover the payment processing fee.
In addition, JustGiving axed its charges to UK charities last year. This followed concerns around fees around major disaster fundraising campaigns.