Frequently asked questions
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked question by charities and nonprofits using Zeffy (formerly Simplyk).
Any Canadian or American charity, nonprofit or organization with a social cause can use Zeffy. Third party fundraisers, such as individuals, can also use Zeffy if they are raising money for a specific organization. Learn more about third party fundraising here.
Our donation forms and ticketing services are offered through an alternative business model based on the generosity of the online community. That means that at the payment confirmation step, we offer donors the choice to support Zeffy by leaving a contribution. Over 75% of donors give, which allows us to provide our tools for free!
Simplyk sends receipts for tax purposes to all donors or purchasers of tickets who have had a receipt generated by Zeffy. The receipt is sent immediately upon purchase and again in January for tax purposed. we do not contact donors on any other occasion.
All our transactions are processed through Stripe, a global leader in online transactions. They are certified PCI Level 1 compliant, which is the highest level of payment certification. Learn more here.
Our founders first built Zeffy (formerly Simplyk) in 2016 as a way to link volunteers to organizations. From there, they realized that charities did not have access to the the technology they needed. So they decided to create Simplyk fundraising platform, the first free payment platform for organizations. Read more about our story.