Common Questions

How does BeAble work?

BeAble makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most. In just a few minutes, you'll be able to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it with the people in your life.

How it works

With BeAble, the money you collect goes directly to you. There are no deadlines or limits — each donation you receive is yours to keep. Raising money for campaign, a loved one or whatever you believe in has never been easier. Plus, we're here to help. BeAble will respond to your emails 24/7. 

What can I raise money for?

We see people use BeAble to raise money for nonprofits, for friends and family, or even in support of complete strangers as random acts of kindness. People raise money for just about everything, including:

  • charitable organiations
  • public service projects
  • political candidates
  • medical expenses
  • education costs
  • volunteer programs
  • youth sports
  • funerals & memorials
  • animals & pets
  • general fundraising
  • creative endeavors

How does BeAble keep campaigns safe?

BeAble relies on third-party vendors to ensure the highest level of compliance with secure payment encryption technology. Your donors' online payments are safe, and your money is stored securely until you're ready to request a withdrawal via electronic bank transfer. US organizers and beneficiaries may also request a check.

How do I withdraw funds from my campaign?

Because your campaign is tied directly to your account, once your BeAble Campaign starts receiving online donations, the money is routed to that account immediately. There is nothing to transfer, nothing to request and no delay in receiving your funds. Receiving or withdrawing money does not affect the progress meter displayed on your campaign.

Can a friend withdraw the money I raise for them?

Yes. BeAble makes it easy for another friend or family member to securely access the funds you have raised. Through BeAble, you will assign the beneficiary account for the money raised. Once activated, that beneficiary will receive direct access to the money you have raised. Please note: You will not be able to enter their check or bank information during the withdrawal process; they will need to do this themselves.

Is BeAble free?

The BeAble platform is free. Like all online transaction platforms, a standard payment processing fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per donation aplies to allow for credit card processing and safe transfer of funds.

How does BeAble stay in business?

BeAble is powered by the kindness of our donors. Donors to your campaign may choose to give BeAble a voluntary tip during the donation process. These tips allow us to maintain and improve our free platform so that we can help even more people. We are incredibly grateful for the donors who help us keep BeAble the safest, most trusted, and most successful option for personal fundraising.

Are there any deadlines or time limits?

No, never. With BeAble, there are no deadlines or time limits. Your campaign will remain live until you choose to turn off donations or remove the campaign altogether. Most organizers leave their campaigns active indefinitely to refer back to the kind comments and support they received.

What if I don't reach my goal?

No problem. Reaching your goal is not required. With BeAble, you keep each and every donation you receive. Your campaign will be able to accept donations even after your goal is reached. Once the goal is reached, the progress meter on your campaign will show that you have received more than your goal amount. If you’d like to continue raising money, you can keep your campaign running for as long as you’d like.

How do I get donations?

BeAble provides an easy way to raise money from your friends, family, and online community. Our platform makes it simple to share your campaign in a variety of ways to bring in donations, track your progress, and post updates to engage your community.