Action Network is a non-profit organization, and one of the ways we help cover our costs is through a tip jar added to some fundraising and ticketed event pages. The tip jar also helps ensure more of your money goes towards the entity you are donating to and not towards fees and other charges.
Having a tip jar such as ours on fundraising and ticketed event pages is a common practice, and does not impact the amount of money you raise for yourself. We monitor data from our pages constantly -- our goal is to ensure the tip jar does not hamper your fundraising in any way.
Accordingly, donors can always choose not to tip, and the total amount they are donating to you and to us is clearly marked on the submit button that they click to process their donation.
If you are an Action Network partner, your fundraising and ticketed event pages will not have tip jars. Click here to contact us about a partnership.