Benefiting a Verified Nonprofit

If you’re looking to fundraise for an organization but you’re unsure of how to make sure the proceeds are distributed properly, you can simply connect your Campaign directly to the organization by setting up a Giving Campaign.


  1. Choose Fundraising as your Campaign type

  2. Select that you want your payout to be sent directly to the organization

  3. Search for the organization by name or EIN in the search bar that appears

  4. Once you’ve located the organization, simply select them and you’re connected

Selecting a Fundraising Campaign in step 3 of the setup process allows the option to have the payout sent directly to an organization. Choosing this option will also open up other features normally exclusive to verified nonprofits.

The payout will be sent and managed by Bonfire. The amount raised can be found on the organization’s profile page. To view the status of your Giving Campaign’s payouts for an organization, navigate to the Payouts tab in your Dashboard and select “For an Organization”.

For Nonprofits using Classy, Team Captains can also create a Bonfire Campaign through the Organization profile page to benefit their Classy Fundraiser.

Bonfire also offers payouts via mailed checks to verified nonprofits. To arrange a mailed check payout, send us a message from our contact page.

Benefiting other Organizations or Individuals

For all other types of beneficiaries, the best way to send a payout is by simply supplying the PayPal account email address of the person or organization receiving the funds.

You can request your payout by going to the Payouts tab in your Dashboard. Requested payouts are sent after a successful batch has ended. It can take 1-2 business days to process in PayPal. Learn more about how payouts work here.

If you have any questions about payouts, please reach out to our team through our contact page. We’re happy to help!

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