There are no upfront payments required to propose an online fundraising campaign VCF incurs expenses to credential campaigns, establish tax deductible qualifications, make campaign arrangements with the charity, maintain the online platform and other activities. As with almost all charities and as allowed by law and common practice VCF funds its operations from receipts. VCF suggests a contribution to VCF to specifically defray these expenses. Donors may opt out of this contribution. The contribution to VCF is tax deductible. Donors and charities never have to worry about being billed or owing us any money. A bank processing fee of about 3%, over which we have no control may also be added to each donation by banking processors.