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PayPal Setup

Your PayPal account must be located in a country that can send and receive payments through PayPal. For a list of PayPal-supported countries, click here.


  1. Your PayPal account needs to be Verified (bank account added)
  2. Your email address must be Confirmed (email address confirmed)
  3. Your account must be a Business or Premier account which is free to create
  4. Your account must be capable of accepting the currency your cause is raising funds in. CAD ($),USD ($), EUR (€) or GBP (£)
  5. Your Payment Receiving Preferences must be set to allow "Send Money" payments


For most PayPal accounts, you'll be able to follow the instructions below:

  1. How to get verified:

    • Log in to your PayPal account.
    • Click Get Verified on your Account Overview.
    • Select the verification method you want to use.
    • Enter your information, then click Continue.
    • Click Confirm, then click Submit.

    It may take a few days for your account to become verified.

  2. How to confirm your email address:

    • Log in to your PayPal account.
    • Click Profile near the top of the page.
    • Click Update next to Email.
    • Choose an email address and click Confirm. PayPal will send an email to that address.
    • Open the email, and click the link to confirm your address. You will automatically return to the PayPal site where you will be asked to enter your password.
  3. How to upgrade to a Business / Premier account:

    • Log in to your PayPal account.
    • Click Upgrade Account
    • Click Upgrade Now.
    • Choose Business or Premier account.
    • Click Continue
  4. How to enable your account for your campaign's currency:

    • Log in to your PayPal account.
    • Click Profile at the top of the page.
    • Click My money.
    • Under "PayPal Balance", click Currencies from the "More" drop-down menu.
    • Select the currency you want to enable (Canadian Dollar,U.S. Dollar, Euro, British Pound).
    • Click Add Currency.
  5. How to adjust your account's Payment Receiving Preferences:

    • Log in to your PayPal account.
    • Click Profile at the top of the page.
    • Click My selling tools.
    • Click Update in the Block payments section
    • Under "Block payments from users who:", uncheck the "Initiate payments from the Pay Anyone subtab of the Send Money tab"
    • Click Save.