Choosing a Payment Processor

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2019 07:59AM PST

To start accepting donations through Classy, you need to set up a payment processor. Once you set up a payment processor, your account will be active—you will be able to publish campaigns and start fundraising. 

In this article, you will learn about the 3 payment processors Classy supports:

  1. Intro to Payment Processors
  2. Setup Guides 

Intro to Payment Processors

Payment processors allow you to accept and process donations on the Classy platform. When a supporter donates to your organization, the processor you choose will process the payment and ensure you receive the funds. Classy supports 3 payment processors:

  • WePay
  • Braintree

WePay is available to all Classy customers whether you have a free or paid account. Choosing WePay is also the fastest way to complete your account setup and start processing donations. and Braintree are only available to paid account holders and take longer to set up.  

Which Should You Choose?  

The payment processor you use should best meet your organization’s needs. Use our chart below to compare the options and find the best match:

Setup Guides 

Once you have an option in mind, use our setup guides to get started: 

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs below:


Or if you'd like personal guidance, contact our Care Team

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