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Do I have to be a 501(c)(3) to use Fundraise Up?

Ideally, yes.

All language in the platform and donor experience refers to donations and often tax-deductions.

You could install and use Fundraise Up if you take donations and are not a 501(c)(3). But there are no customizations or changes to the platform to facilitate non-nonprofit entities.

However, note that Stripe will not give you the same lower transaction fees, and you may need to adjust some default content on the receipt and emails to remove language around gifts being tax-deductible.